Standard Horizon is a division of Vertex Standard. They have been designing, building, and supplying top-quality marine electronics to recreational and commercial boaters for over 50 years.
Currently they market a full line of fixed mount marine VHF radios, a number of handheld marine radios, a full lineup of marine chartplotters that includes multifunction displays (MFD) with touch screen control, as well as a black box sounder that couples to a number of their chartplotters and MFDs.
Recently the company revamped their entire fixed mount marine VHF radio lineup and added a new line of multifunction chartplotters.
Fixed Mount Marine VHF Radios
The company has been a leading builder and marketer of fixed mount marine VHF radios for decades and has earned a well-deserved reputation for top performance, quality construction and well-respected warranty service.
This newest series of Standard Horizon marine VHF radios share a few model names with the earlier line of units such as Eclipse, Quest, and Matrix are still around—but with all the new electronic upgrades and feature innovations model numbers have been fully redone.
Handheld Marine VHF Radios
Standard has been a leader in handheld marine VHF radios for years. Today the handheld line features a number of top performing floating radios to units with an internal GPS receiver.
Following a recent revamp of their entire handheld marine VHF radio lineup you will find a fleet of floating handheld radios as well as plenty of feature packed exotics.
Several of the best earlier generation radios from this marine electronics maker are still on the market today and are covered with in-depth reports. You will find them all listed on our handheld marine VHF review page.
GPS Chartplotters and Multifunction Displays
Standard’s current line of chartplotters, chartplotter fishfinders and multifunction display units are available in screen sizes from 5-inch to 7-inch to 10-inch on up to a robust 12-inch big screen.
You will find everything from basic mapping plotters to MFDs capable of interfacing with the companies black box sounder, AIS and video input. The latest units also feature touch screen control coupled with dedicated front panel pushbuttons.
Expect to communicate with these next gen MFDs using Wi-Fi and USB connections. Certain plotters are also capable of interfacing with Sitex MDS radar.