Raymarine has donated a range of marine technology products to Action Stations in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Raymarine, the Portsmouth based marine electronics manufacturer, has donated a range of marine technology products to Action Stations in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Raymarine has given the products to help with the creation of a new £1million interactive gallery, designed to provide a world class marine learning experience for all the family. The Raymarine equipment will become part of InterAction, the new Interactive Marine Technology Floor in Action Stations, which will be launched on 16 March 2006.

Raymarine products donated to InterAction include two E80 multifunction displays which combine many marine technology functions including chartplotter, fishfinder and radar into an easy-to-use navigation network, allowing visitors to get first hand experience of the latest in marine navigational technology. Other equipment provided by Raymarine includes a 2kW Radome, DSM300 HD Digital Fishfinder Module and a Raystar 125 SDGPS Antenna.

Fiona Pankhurst, International Marketing Communications Manager at Raymarine, said, “Raymarine is delighted to help with such a new, exciting and important venture. With the aid of Raymarine’s products, InterAction will encourage young people to learn and understand more of the science behind marine technology, as well as educate the marine enthusiasts of the future.”

Frank Nowosielski, General Manager from InterAction, said, “We are very grateful for the support of Raymarine, who appear in our sensors, communication and navigation sector. By demonstrating equipment at the cutting edge of marine technology, we are able to show our visitors why the UK remains the world leader in the industry.”

InterAction is aimed at all ages and includes 27 large-scale exhibits, with interactives to keep younger children entertained, but with good graphics to explain the science behind it all for older visitors. Funded through the ReDiscover fund, InterAction is a joint venture between the Millennium Commission, the Wellcome Trust and the Wolfson Foundation.