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Since 1971, FURUNO has had the privilege of winning 220 NMEA awards, which is more than any two other manufacturers combined.

Since receiving its first Best Fish Finder Award from the NMEA in 1971, FURUNO has won annual awards in various categories every year. The mission of the NMEA is to contribute to development and popularization of the marine electronics industry. The association also sets standards for electronic interfaces for navigation equipment, communication protocols, and other aspects of marine electronics. Annually, the NMEA recognizes the new products with the best design, performance and reliability.

The NMEA members are comprised of dealers, distributors, industry experts and NMEA-approved technicians, and they each vote for who they feel should win the awards. Therefore, winning these awards helps to build FURUNO's reputation for excellence and reliability among customers around the world.

NMEA Awards in 2017:

  • NMEA Technology Of The Year: DFF3D Multi-Beam Sonar
  • Product of Excellence - Commercial: FAR2127 IMO Radar
  •    Year / Title of Award

    2016 / 3 awards 
    1. Product of Excellence - Radar: DRS4D-NXT Solid State Doppler Radar (41st Consecutive Year)
    2. Product of Excellence - Commercial: FAR2117 IMO Radar
    3. NMEA Technology Of The Year: DRS4D-NXT Solid State Doppler Radar
      2015 / 3 awards
    1. Best Radar: FR8065 UHD Digital Radar (40th Consecutive Year)
    2. Best Fish Finder: DFF1-UHD TruEcho CHIRP Black Box Fish Finder 
    3. Best AIS: FA150 UAIS
     2014 / 4 awards
    1. Best MFD: NavNet TZtouch TZT14
    2. Best Radar: NavNet TZtouch with DRS6A UHD Radar Series
    3. Best Fish Finder:FCV587 FDF Fish Finder  
    4. Manufacturer of the Year - Support (9th consecutive year)
     2013 / 3 awards
    1. Best Navigation: NavNet TZtouch TZTBB
    2. Best Radar: NavNet TZtouch UHD DRS series
    3. Manufacturer of the Year - Support
     2012 / 4 awards
    1. Navigation: NavNet TZtouch TZTBB
    2. Best Radar: NavNet TZtouch DRS UHD Series
    3. Best Fish Finder: FCV587
    4. Manufacturer of the Year - Support
    2011 / 5 awards
    1. Best Navigation: NavNet 3D MFD12
    2. Best Radar: NavNet 3D UHD DRS series
    3. Best Fish Finder: FCV295 FDF Fish Finder 
    4. Manufacturer of the Year - Support
    5. Specialty Product - SC30 (Runner Up)
    2010 / 5 awards
    1. Best Navigation: NavNet 3D MFD12
    2. Best Radar: NavNet 3D UHD DRS series
    3. Best Fish Finder: FCV295 FDF Fish Finder 
    4. Manufacturer of the Year - Support
    5. Specialty Product - SC30 (Runner Up)
    2009 / 5 awards
    1. Best Fish Finder: FCV585
    2. Best Radar: NavNet 3D UHD DRS series
    3. Best Navigation: NavNet 3D MFD12
    4. Manufacturer of the Year - Support
    5. Specialty Product - SC30 (Runner Up)
    2008 / 4 awards
    1. Best Fish Finder: DFF1
    2. Best Radar: NavNet 3D UHD DRS series
    3. Best Navigation: NavNet 3D MFD12
    4. Manufacturer of the Year - Support
    2007 / 4 awards  
    1. Best Navigation: MaxSea-NavNet Explorer
    2. Best Radar: FR8002 series
    3. Best Fish Finder: FCV585
    4. Manufacturer of the Year - Support
    2006 / 3 awards
    1. Best Radar: NavNet vx2 series
    2. Best Fish Finder: FCV585
    3. Manufacturer of the Year - Support
    2005 / 4 awards
    1. Best Radar: NavNet vx2 Series
    2. Best Fish Finder: GP7000F/NT
    3. Best Navigation: GD1920C
    4. Marine Specialty: MU155C
    2004 / 10 awards
    1. Best GPS/DGPS/WAAS receiver: GP37
    2. Best Instruments: RD30
    3. Best Integrated Navigation system: NavNet series
    4. Best Navigational Plotter: GP1900C
    5. Best Recreational Radar: 1800/1900 NavNet series
    6. Best Commercial Radar: FR2105 series
    7. Best Sonar: CH250
    8. Best Universal Automatic Identification System (UAIS)
    9. Best Recreational Video sounder: FCV582L
    10. Best Commercial Video sounder: FCV1100L
    2003 / 9 awards
    1. Best GPS/DGPS/WAAS receiver: GP37
    2. Best Instruments: RD30
    3. Best Integrated Navigation system: NavNet series
    4. Best Recreational Radar: 1800/1900 NavNet series
    5. Best Commercial Radar: FR2105 series
    6. Best Sonar: CH250
    7. Best Universal Automatic Identification System (UAIS)
    8. Best Recreational Video sounder: FCV582L
    9. Best Commercial Video sounder: FCV1100L
    2002 / 7 awards
    1. Best Integrated Navigation system: NavNet series
    2. Best Recreational Radar: 1800/1900 NavNet series
    3. Best Commercial Radar: FR2105 series
    4. Best Sonar: CH250
    5. Best Recreational Video sounder: FCV582L
    6. Best Commercial Video sounder: FCV1100L
    7. Best GMDSS rack console: RC1500 series
    2001 / 7 awards
    1. Best Recreational Radar: 1800/1900 NavNet series
    2. Best Commercial Radar: FR2105 Series
    3. Best Recreational Video Sounder: FCV582L
    4. Best Commercial Video Sounder: FCV1200L
    5. Best Sonar: CH250
    6. Best GMDSS: RC1515 Series
    7. Best Of Show: NavNet Series
    2000 / 7 awards
    1. Best Recreational Radar: 1800/1900 MK2 series
    2. Best Commercial Radar: FR2105 Series
    3. Best Recreational Video Sounder: FCV582L
    4. Best Commercial Video Sounder: FCV292
    5. Best Sonar: CH250
    6. Best GMDSS: RC1505 Series
    7. Best Of Show: FCV1200L
    1999 / 6 awards
    1. Best Recreational Radar: 1800/1900 MK2 series
    2. Best Commercial Radar: FR2105 Series
    3. Best Recreational Video Sounder: FCV582L
    4. Best Sonar: CH34
    5. Best GMDSS: RC1500 Series
    6. Best Of Show: GP1650 Series
    1998 / 4 awards
    1. Best Recreational Radar: 1800/1900 series
    2. Best Commercial Radar: FR2100 Series
    3. Best Video Sounder: FCV582
    4. Best Sonar: CH24
    1997 / 4 awards
    1. Best Recreational Radar: 1800/1900 series
    2. Best Commercial Radar: FR2100 Series
    3. Best Video Sounder: FCV582
    4. Best Sonar: CH24
    1996 / 4 awards
    1. Best Small Boat Radar: 1941MK2
    2. Best Large Boat Radar: FR2110
    3. Best Color Video Sounder: FCV582
    4. Best Sonar: CH24
    1995 / 6 awards
    1. Best Small Boat Radar: 1831/1931/1941 series
    2. Best Large Boat Radar: FR2100 Series
    3. Best Fishing Depth Recorder: FCV582
    4. Best Sonar: CH34
    5. Best Weather Fax: Fax 207
    6. Best Navtex: NX500
    1994 / 7 awards
    1. Best Small Boat Radar: 1731
    2. Best Large Boat Radar: FR2100 Series
    3. Best Fishing Depth Recorder: FCV582
    4. Best Sonar: CH24
    5. Best Weather Fax: Fax 208A
    6. Best Navtex: NX500
    7. Best Loran C Navigator: LC90MK2
    1993 / 5 awards
    1. Best Video Plotter: LP1000
    2. Best Small Boat Radar: 1731
    3. Best Large Boat Radar: FR8100D
    4. Best CRT Depth Sounder: FCV581
    5. Best Sonar: CH24
    1992 / 7 awards
    1. Best Video Plotter
    2. Best Small Boat Radar
    3. Best Large Boat Radar
    4. Best Video Sounder
    5. Best Sonar
    6. Best Navtex
    7. Best Gyro
    1991 / 6 awards
    1. Best Video Plotter
    2. Best Small Boat Radar
    3. Best Large Boat Radar
    4. Best Video Sounder
    5. Best Sonar
    6. Best Navtex
    1990 / 7 awards
    1. Best Plotter
    2. Best Radar (Under 24 miles)
    3. Best Radar (Over 24 miles)
    4. Best Video Depth Sounder
    5. Best Chart Recording Depth Sounder
    6. Best Sonar
    7. Best Weather Fax
    1989 / 9 awards
    1. Best Video/Paper Plotter Without Charting Capability
    2. Best Electronic Chart Plotting Device w/ Built-In Loran
    3. Best Radar (Under 24 miles)
    4. Best Radar (Over 24 miles)
    5. Best Video Depth Sounder
    6. Best Chart Recording Depth Sounder
    7. Best Sonar
    8. Best Weather Fax
    9. Best Navtex
    1988 / 9 awards
    1. Best Plotter
    2. Best Electronic Chart Plotting Device w/ Built-In Loran
    3. Best Radar (Under 24 miles)
    4. Best Radar (Over 24 miles)
    5. Best Video Depth Sounder
    6. Best Chart Recording Depth Sounder
    7. Best Sonar
    8. Best Weather Fax
    9. Best Navtex
    1987 / 7 awards
    1. Best Plotter
    2. Best Radar (Under 24 miles)
    3. Best Radar (Over 24 miles)
    4. Best Video Depth Sounder
    5. Best Chart Recording Depth Sounder
    6. Best Sonar
    7. Best Weather Fax
    1986 / 8 awards
    1. Best Loran
    2. Best Plotter
    3. Best Radar (Under 24 miles)
    4. Best Radar (Over 24 miles)
    5. Best Video Depth Sounder
    6. Best Chart Recording Depth Sounder
    7. Best Sonar
    8. Best Weather Fax
    1984 & 1985 /
    7 awards
    1. Best Plotter
    2. Best Radar (Under 24 miles)
    3. Best Radar (Over 24 miles)
    4. Best Video Depth Sounder
    5. Best Chart Recording Depth Sounder
    6. Best Sonar
    7. Best Direction Finder
    1983 / 7 awards
    1. Best Plotter
    2. Best Radar (Commercial)
    3. Best Radar (Non-Commercial)
    4. Best 6" Recording Sounder
    5. Best 8" Recording Sounder
    6. Best Video Sounder
    7. Best Sonar
    1982 / 7 awards
    1. Best Small Recording Sounder
    2. Best Large Recording Sounder
    3. Best Color Recording Sounder
    4. Best Radar Up To 28 Miles
    5. Best Radar Above 24 Miles and Under 12" Display
    6. Best Radar 12" Display And Larger
    7. Best Sonar
    1981 / 3 awards
    1. Best Recording Sounder
    2. Best Radar
    3. Best Sonar
    1980 / 5 awards
    1. Best Large Recording Sounder
    2. Best Small Radar
    3. Best 24-47 Mile Radar
    4. Best 48 Mile Radar
    5. Best Sonar
    1979 / 2 awards
    1. Best Large Recorder
    2. Best Radar
    1978 / 2 awards
    1. Best Large Recorder
    2. Best Radar
    1977 / 2 awards
    1. Best Large Recorder
    2. Best Radar
    1976 / 2 awards
    1. Best Large Recorder
    2. Best Radar
    1975 / 1 award
    1. Best Depth Recorder
    1974 / 1 award
    1. Best Depth Recorder
    1973 / 1 award
    1. Best Recording Sounder
    1972 / 1 award
    1. Best Commercial Vessel Recorder
    1971 / 1 award
    1. Best Depth Recorder