Pachoud 24M Exploration HeliCat “Samara”

Bay Marine Electronics were heavily involved in the specification, design and commissioning of the navigation and communication package for “Samara”. Since this vessel will be cruising some fairly remote locations reliability is key, which lead to the logical choice of Furuno Electronics as the core package.

The main helm retains a stylish look through the use of a Glass Bridge type console – which supports a Maxsea computer based navigation system including an always on house computer / back up to help with redundancy and make day to day running of the boat an easy and enjoyable experience.

One striking difference you will notice with Samara’s helm is the lack of a steering wheel! All ships steering is done through 3 small black brushed aluminium knobs and a TMQ electronic steering system- not only a very practical way to control the vessel one which keeps the dash and helm area clear and clean.

Flybridge navigation is through a Furuno chartplotter / radar / fishfinder – on the same network as the computer at the main helm. In an exposed location like this reliability was key. Also note the Icom VHF Radio for the same reason