LightHouse 4.5 for Sailing

01 September 2023

LightHouse 4.5 for Sailing

Learn about the latest sailing features of Raymarine's LightHouse 4.5 operating system

Sails up, game on!

Sails up, game on!

LightHouse 4.5 is the latest release for Raymarine’s lineup of Axiom-series chartplotters. Packed with many exciting new sailing features, this latest LightHouse release will help you become a better sailor. Read on to discover more. 

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Enhanced Sailing Performance

Timed to coincide with the release of the Alpha Performance Displays, LightHouse 4.5 packs a long list of new enhancements for sail racing and cruising yachts. New sailing features include:

New Polar Manager

Import your custom polar diagram values into Axiom. Axiom can utilise custom polars to help you achieve maximum performance from your yacht. Polars can also be edited on the Axiom display to fine-tune them for your hull.

Steer-to-Wind Autopilot Control

Axiom's integrated sidebar now supports Vane mode, so your autopilot can steer to a specific wind angle

Automatic Sail Plan Recommendations

Import a custom sail plan for your boat, and Axiom can make real-time recommendations for when it's time to raise, reef, or change sails. The sail plan supports both upwind and downwind sailing. 

Automatic Speed Through Water Calibration

Raymarine has developed a patented technique to calibrate the speed transducer and eliminate tack-to-tack, heel, and linearity errors. Proper calibration of the speed transducer also greatly benefits your wind system’s True Wind Angle and Speed data. Compatible with the DST810 Smart transducer. 

Wind Shift Indicators

Axiom now offers a customisable bar and numerical data displays to indicate trending wind shifts visually. Adjustable averaging time and instant reset capability ensure you are always aware of what the wind is doing.

New LightHouse Features for All Boaters

  • Swipe-out sidebar remote control of new Alpha Performance Displays.
  • Updated marine forecast zone for SiriusXM marine weather (available in North America only.)
  • Improvements to the graphics and smoothing of NMEA2000 engine dials and displays.
  • Faster handling of panoramic photos with Navionics Platinum+ charts.
  • Improvements to the “Find Nearest” points of interest and services search tool in the Chart app.
  • New damping controls for depth, speed, wind, and compass heading data.