Simrad Signs Partnership with Crest Pontoons

Egersund, Norway – In an exclusive partnership with Crest Pontoons, Simrad® GO5 XSE multifunction displays will be offered as the standard navigation system on all 2017 Caliber, Classic, Caribbean, Continental and Savannah boats.

Loaded with today’s latest boating technologies, the Simrad GO5 XSE features a super-bright multi-touch display, internal 10 Hz GPS receiver, StructureScan® HD and CHIRP Sonar, autopilot integration/control, engine data monitoring, full audio entertainment integration with SonicHub®2, integrated wireless connectivity and the powerful, new Simrad TripIntelTM trip computer. The GO5 XSE display offers intuitive multi-touch controls that smartphone and tablet users will instantly find familiar. Boaters are able to tap the screen to create or select waypoints, pinch-to-zoom, or tap-and-drag to pan smoothly across charts, while simple home screen and menu layouts allow quick access to all functions. Adjustable split-screen views and customizable panel layouts with large, clearly captioned icons, make the GO5 XSE a simple-to-use, full-featured chartplotter.

“At each trim level within the Crest family of pontoons, we provide owners with unprecedented quality, safety, style and comfort,” said Joe Antonneau, senior vice president of sales & marketing, Crest Marine. “With the new collaboration, we know that we are adding to this level of quality by offering the very best navigation and fishfinding system on the market. We are positive our customers will be very pleased with the Simrad GO5 XSE display.”

“Over its long history, Crest Pontoons has brought countless boat owners a tremendous on-the-water experience,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico®. “We are proud of our latest standalone navigation systems and know they are a perfect fit for such a well-respected boat brand, like Crest. We also look forward to developing this partnership further.”

For more information on the Simrad GO5 XSE or the entire line of Simrad-branded marine electronics, please contact 800-324-1356 (toll-free) in the USA or 800-661-3983 (toll-free) in Canada or visit