The B&G Vulcan 9 is a great value sailing chartplotter designed for coastal cruising and club racing. This easy-to-use, intuitive 9-inch multi-touch screen is packed with B&G’s unique sailing features including SailSteer and RacePanel. Simply integrate with your existing system, expansion is simple as Vulcan is NMEA 2000®, Broadband Radar™, ForwardScan™ and autopilot ready; and features built-in 10Hz GPS and Wi-Fi.
B&G Vulkan 9
Welcome to the B&G Vulcan range
B&G's Vulcan range of sailing chartplotters take the guesswork out of sailing. Whether you’re an experienced sailor or just starting out, Vulcan is packed with features that will help you get the most from your time on the water.
Easy to use touch screen
We’ve designed our Vulcan chartplotters to be as intuitive as a tablet or smartphone. The low-profile, super-bright display is visible even in direct sunlight, and the responsive touch screen gives fingertip control, even in flying spray and a rough sea state. Pinch-to-zoom, swipe and tap controls let you input waypoints and routes and view chart details with ease.
Simple to add Waypoints and Routes
Let Vulcan guide you safely to your destination: place waypoints and routes with a single tap on the chart and let Vulcan take you there with clear, intuitive graphics and data for guidance. Add a compatible chart card to benefit from autorouting and let Vulcan’s intelligent software choose the best and safest route to your destination.
Dedicated Sailing Features for cruising and racing
You can use Vulcan as a simple chartplotter as soon as you connect it to power, or for more advanced features, add to speed, depth and wind instruments. Let Vulcan take care of the complex calculations – leaving you free to relax and enjoy the sailing.
See all the data you need at a glance on one easy-to-read display with SailSteer. See crucial wind, speed, tide, heading, course over ground, layline and waypoint information, overlaid on one screen to ensure you have the information you need at your fingertips.
Let Vulcan do the hard work: See your course and minimise your time spent beating with Laylines overlaid on your chart. See which way is best and ensure you tack in the right place to help you get to windward as efficiently as possible. Laylines even take into account tidal effects and wind shifts to plot the quickest course to the next waypoint.
Plan effectively with SailingTime and know how long it will take to get to a waypoint, even if it’s dead upwind. SailingTime calculates the time you’ll spend on each tack, taking into account wind and tidal effects, to give you an accurate ETA at your destination.
Be on the line when the gun goes with RacePanel. Enjoy easy-to-use features previously only enjoyed by Pro navigators to ensure you get the best start in the fleet, with time, distance and positioning information on a single clear display.
Put Vulcan at the heart of your boat and take control of your B&G autopilot from your Vulcan’s touchscreen. With an installed controller elsewhere, the intuitive controls can be accessed from any screen with a simple tap and allow you to alter course, tack, gybe, sail to wind or compass. Take advantage of the advanced sailing algorithms that make B&G Pilots as good as the best helmsman – all from your Vulcan’s touch screen.
A range of mounting options
Get up and running quickly: Vulcan chartplotters are optimised for sleek flush mounting, standing only 8mm proud of the bulkhead for a low-profile ‘glass helm’ look. Alternatively, mount in minutes using the supplied bracket on horizontal, vertical or overhead surfaces.
- Easy to use multi-touch display
- Dedicated sailing features for cruising or racing: SailSteer, SailingTime, RacePanel, Laylines
- Easy to integrate – Connect Vulcan to an existing system and add basic sailing components
- Broadband Radar™ and ForwardScan™ ready
- Integrated Wi-Fi
- Control your B&G Pilot
- Instrument data display
IPX6 & 7
Operating Temperature Range
"-15°C to +55°C (5° F to 131° F)
Storage Temperature Range
"-20°C to +60°C (4°F to 140°F)
1 x 5 pin yellow connector x 100 Mbits/s. Radar and Sirius (USA only) connectivity only
NMEA 2000 Connectivity
1 x NMEA 2000 Micro-C port, 1 LEN
1.32 kg (2.9 lbs)
Power Consumption typical
12V (10 – 17V)
SD Card Storage
2 Micro SD slots, max. 32GB each. >32 GB format to NTFS
Power Consumption max
Dimensions W x H x D
243 mm x 171 mm x 83 mm (9.56" x 6.71" x 3.26") (no bracket)
GPS Receiver Channels
Recommended Fuse Rating
Waypoints, Routes, Tracks
6000 waypoints, 500 Routes with 100 max route points, 50 tracks with up to 12,000 track points.
80° top/bottom, 80° left/right
BEP C-Zone, NaviOP
Bracket or Panel
CE, C-Tick, HDMI, EN 60950-1:2006, EN 60945:2002 EN 300 440-2, V1.4.1
CE, C-Tick, HDMI, EN 60950-1:2006, EN 60945:2002 EN 300 440-2, V1.4.1
Time to First Fix
Cold start less than 90 seconds exposed to open sky, Satellite Reacquisition 5 sec
NMEA 0183 Sentences supported
Exports NMEA0183 over WiFi
Halo, Broadband, HD Radars
Horizontal Accuracy 3 m (9.8 ft.)
Insight, Navionics (Gold, NAV+ Platinum+) , C-MAP (MAX N, MAX N+) NV Digital (Raster US Charts)
Insight, Navionics (Gold, NAV+, Platinum+) , C-MAP (MAX N, MAX N+) NV Digital (Raster US Charts)
Integrated CHIRP / DownScan / ForwardScan. Single 9 Pin Xsonic Connector
Item Connectivity WiFi
Internal, 10Hz, WASS, MSAS, EGNOS
Receive 59392, 59904, 60928, 126208, 126992, 126996, 127237, 127245, 127250, 127251, 127257, 127258, 127488, 127489, 127493, 127503, 127504, 127505, 127506, 127507, 127508, 127509, 128259, 128267, 128275, 129025, 129026, 129029, 129033, 129038, 129039, 129040, 129041, 129283, 129284, 129539, 129540, 129794, 129801, 129283, 129284, 129539, 129540, 129794, 129801, 129802, 129808, 129809, 129810, 130074, 130306, 130310, 130311, 130312, 130313, 130314, 130576, 130577, Transmit 126208, 126992, 126996,127237, 127250, 127258, 128259, 128267, 128275, 129025, 129026, 129029, 129283, 129284, 129285, 129539, 129540, 130074, 130306, 130310, 130311, 130312, 130577
Receive AIS data over NMEA 2000 only
SiriusXM (USA only), GRIB
Standard Language Pack: English (US), English (UK), Danish, German, Spanish, Finnish, French, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish. Other Language unlocks: Asian Language Pack: English (US), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Chinese. Eastern European Language Pack: English (US), English (UK), Bulgarian, German, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Polish, Slovak, Turkish. Russia/Ukraine Language pack: English (US), English (UK), German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian. Middle Eastern Language Pack: English (US), English (UK), Arabic, German, Spanish, Farsi, French, Italian
Manouevres Turn Patterns
Tack / Gybe, Depth contour tracking
Touch screen, ZC1 or ZC2 controller via NMEA 2000
via SonicHub2, Fusion Link, *Sirius, **JL Audio. (*USA only, **AUST. & NZ only)
WAAS, MSAS, EGNOS, GLONASS
Wind*, Auto, Nav., No Drift, Follow up, Non-follow up, Standby, Wind NAV.* (*Boat type set to Sail)
Wind*, Auto, Nav., No Drift, Follow up, Non-follow up, Standby, Wind NAV.* (*Boat type set to Sail). Requires STBY button or Controller with STBY button to commission