Leica Chosen As Supplier For Callan Marine
Friday, November 12, 1999
Callan Marine has selected Leica's MX 480 Professional Chart Navigator for the new Callan 55 high-performance luxury speedboat.
Powered by twin 3,750-hp helicopter turbine engines with Arneson surface drives, the high-tech vessel features fly-by-wire controls built into the joystick handles and a custom touch-screen control panel. The first prototype of the project was revealed at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show held in November.
An integrated navigation system - MX-480 includes a Leica MX 412B professional DGPS navigator. The system is reportedly the first model in the industry to be custom designed and rigged directly from 3D CAD design renderings.