The new M1815 radar from Furuno is ideal for the small fishing boat, with a descent 4kW strength radome, 15m of cable to suit most small boats, and a sturdy good sized colour display of 8.4". The display has a waterproof rating of IP56 so should take a bit of abuse from skippers wearing gloves and don't have time to take their gloves every time a button has to be pressed. An ideal radar for the small potters and trawlers.
And now for the official description ->
Fully Automatic Gain for Simplified Use
The 'MODEL1815' is an 8.4” color LCD radar designed for pleasure craft and small fishing boats. The Radar has easy-to-use, intuitive controls, while maintaining the high performance you expect from FURUNO products. Even in poor visibility such as fog or storms, the radar produces detailed pictures of coastline and targets at short ranges by utilising narrow pulses and dual IF bandwidths. The waterproof display makes it ideal for exposed installations, such as fly bridges. MODEL1815 utilizes our Fast Target Tracking™, True Trail Mode and True View Mode technologies to ensure optimum performance in detecting and ranging targets of interest.
Compact Radome antenna with 4 kW transmitter output power
Low power consumption of 38 W at the most
Easy installation and intuitive operation
Advanced auto-adjust settings for Gain/Sea clutter/Rain clutter
To display targets clearly and accurately, the gain must be adjusted. The MODEL1815 can do this automatically for you. By automatically adjusting the gain, the Radar eliminates unnecessary echoes and display a clear image.
Fast Target Tracking™ (TT) function
Fast Target TrackingTM (TT) function manually or automatically acquires and tracks 10 targets. After selecting a target, it only takes a few seconds for a speed and course vector to be displayed. With accurate tracking information, estimation of other vessel's course and speed is made easier.
When connecting a FURUNO FA-30/50 AIS unit (or other brand AIS receiver), up to 100 AIS targets can be tracked and displayed on the Radar screen. The AIS improves safety during travel by sharing the status and position of your vessel with other AIS-equipped vessels nearby. You can easily read detailed information about other AIS equipped vessels nearby, such as speed and heading.
True Trail mode
When using the True Trail mode, moving objects will show up on the main screen with a gradational trail. These trails make it possible to see the movement of nearby vessels in the blink of an eye.
* Heading data and positional data are required.
True view mode
User-programmable function key
Swivel mounting bracket to adjust the angle of the display unit
Peak Output Power
488 mm (19") radome
9410 MHz ± 30 MHz
Beam Width (Horizontal)
Beam Width (Vertical)
0.0625 - 36 NM
Antenna Rotation Speed
6.5 kg (14.3 lb)
8.4" color LCD
Head-up, Course-up*, North-up*, True view, True motion** * Heading data required ** Heading data and position data required
Other Mode / Functions
Fast Target Tracking™ (TT), AIS, Echo Trails
Bracket mount: 2.2 kg 4.9 lb Flush mount: 1.6 kg 3.5 lb
Antenna unit: -25°C to +55°C Display unit: -15°C to +55°C