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Raymarine AXIOM vs AXIOM+ vs PRO

Feature & Specs | Comparison

Raymarine AXIOM vs AXIOM+ vs PRO

Feature & Specs | Comparison

by | Last updated: Feb 23, 2024

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AXIOM, AXIOM+ or AXIOM PRO?

 


 

Today, I take a detailed look at the differences between AXIOM Series:

 

The Raymarine AXIOM Series Chartplotters are fully networkable boat management systems with excellent built-in fishfinder-sonar and fast quad-core processors. They are Raymarines’ top multi-function chart plotter series.

First, let me go into how the are the same, then I will give you the details on how they are different.

 


 

How are they the same?

 

The features they all share are:

  • Lighthouse 3 operating system
  • Bright screens with excellent viewing angles
  • Built-in GPS
  • Excellent mapping options
  • WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Internal memory.

 

They all also have a 4-channel sonar that supports:

  • RealVision 3D
  • CHIRP DownVision
  • CHIRP SideVison
  • And a High-Frequency CHIRP Sonar.

 

They can easily connect to a range of other onboard systems like radar, instrumentation, autopilot, video cameras, thermal cameras, marine radio, and additional NMEA2000 and SeaTalkng compatible devices.

 


 

How are they different?

 

Here are the basic differences:

Or… You can Jump to our Side-by-Side – Comparison Table below for details.

 

The Raymarine AXIOM is the first in the series introduced in February 2017. It launched with a 1200 nits brightness optically Bonded LCD all-glass touchscreen display, the new LightHouse 3 operating system, and a new quad-core processor. Also:

  • Has a built-in 600-watt sonar
  • 4 Gigs of internal memory
  • Has 1 MicroSD card slot
  • Comes in 7″,9″, and 12″ sizes.

 


 

The Raymarine AXIOM PRO Was introduced in July 2017 as the bigger brother to the AXIOM and is designed for the more serious offshore fisherman and professional captain. Also:

  • New IPS Screen
  • HybidTouch interface
  • Sports a 1Kw Sonar
  • Has16 Gigs of internal memory,
  • Has 2 MicroSD card slots
  • Comes in 9″, 12″, and 16″ screen sizes
  • Has BNC Video Input

The 3 biggest advancements added to the  Axiom Pro are the use of a new (IPS) screen technology, which maximizes viewing angles and reduces blackouts when wearing polarized glasses, the new HybidTouch interface combining multi-touchscreen controls with rough weather keypad control, and the 1Kw sonar.

 


 

The Raymarine AXIOM+ Is the next version in the AXIOM line Introduced in the summer of 2020 as an upgrade for the AXIOM and is also available in 7″, 9″, and 12″ display sizes.

Most of the features are the same. However, the AXIOM+ received some nice enhancements:

  • New HydroTough Nano-coated display
  •  A 25% brighter screen
  • 16 Gigs of internal memory
  •  A faster GPS, and a faster processor.

The new nano-coated display provides better impact resistance, repels water and oils, enables accurate touch control in all conditions, and has a higher resolution.

 

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Axiom Series Comparison Table

 

AXIOM RV AXIOM+ RV AXIOM PRO RVX
Touchscreen Touchscreen HybridTouch
WXGA IPS Display IPX HydroTough  WXGA IPS Display
7″|9″|12″ 7″|9″|12″ 9″|12″|16″
LightHouse 3 LightHouse 3 LightHouse 3
Bright 1200 Nits 1500-1800 Nits 1,200 Nits
Ethernet x 1 Ethernet x 1 Ethernet x 2
NMEA0183 No NMEA0183 1Tx/2Rx
10-20 Watts 10-20 Watts 20-45 Watts
4GB Memory 16GB Memory 16GB Memory
1 x USB microB 1 x USB microB 1 x USB microB
View Angle 70-88° View Angle 85-88° View Angle 88°
1 x microSD 1 x microSD 2 x microSD
NA NA 1 Video Input (BNC)
$649-3099 $749-3099 $2499-5999
Sonar  Specs
600W Sonar 600W Sonar 1Kw Sonar
High CHIRP 900′ High CHIRP 900′ CHIRP/900′
DownVision 600′ DownVision 600′ DownVision 600′
SideVision 300′ SideVision 300′ SideVision 300′
RealVision 3D 300′ RealVision 3D 300′ RealVision 3D 300′
NA NA 1kW 5,000′

 

► Recommendation: So, which do I choose?

Heres my opinion.

 

AXIOM – If you don’t need the extra features of the AXIOM+, price is a factor, and you don’t need a 1Kw sounder or the 16″ screen of the AXIOM PRO then I think the AXIOM is an excellent choice.

AXIOM+ – If you want a faster more rugged display that will handle wet and oily better, a somewhat brighter screen with a better viewing angle,  4 times more internal memory, and a faster GPS,  then the AXIOM+ is the ticket.

AXIOM PRO – If you want the addition of a touchpad for those rough days, and want a more powerful sonar and a bigger 16″ screen, then the AXIOM PRO is the way to go. Also, don’t forget about the BNC video input option.

 

AXIOM | AIXIOM+ |  AXIOM PRO

Rear Connections

Raymarine AXIOM Rear Connections
^ AXIOM | AXIOM+ | Rear Connections View ^
AXIOM Pro RVX - Rear Connections
^ AXIOM PRO RVX | Rear Connections View ^

 

Raymarine AXIOM 12 vs AXIOM+ 12 vs PRO 12

Raymarine - AXIOM 12 vs AXIOM+ 12 vs AXIOM Pro 12
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Best Price - Raymarine AXIOM 12 Best Price on - AXIOM+ 12 Best Price on - AXIOM PRO 12
AXIOM 12RV AXIOM+ 12RV AXIOM PRO 12RVX
Touchscreen Touchscreen HybridTouch
WXGA IPS Display IPX HydroTough  WXGA IPS Display
12.36″x8.54″x3″ 12.36″x8.54″x3″ 14.1″x9.17″x2.56″
1280 x 800 1280 x 800 1280 x 800
LightHouse 3 LightHouse 3 LightHouse 3
1200 Nits Bright 1800 Nits 1,200 Nits
Ethernet x 1 Ethernet x 1 Ethernet x 2
NMEA0183 No NMEA0183 1Tx/2Rx
NMEA2000/1 NMEA2000/1 NMEA2000/1
20 Watts 20 Watts 35 Watts
4GB Memory 16GB Memory 16GB Memory
1 x USB microB 1 x USB microB 1 x USB microB
View Angle 88° View Angle 88° View Angle 88°
1 x microSD 1 x microSD 2 x microSD
NA NA 1 Video Input (BNC)
$2499-3099 $2649-3099 $3499-3999
Sonar  Specs
600W Sonar 600W Sonar 1Kw Sonar
High CHIRP 900′ High CHIRP 900′ CHIRP 900′
DownVision 600′ DownVision 600′ DownVision 600′
SideVision 300′ SideVision 300′ SideVision 300′
RealVision 3D 300′ RealVision 3D 300′ RealVision 3D 300′
NA NA 1Kw 5,000′

 

Check out these detailed reviews »
Full – AXIOM 12 Review
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Raymarine AXIOM 9 vs AXIOM+ 9 vs PRO 9

Raymarine - AXIOM 9 vs AXIOM+ 9 vs AXIOM Pro 9
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Best Price - Raymarine AXIOM 9 Best Price on - AXIOM+ 9 Best Price on - AXIOM PRO 9
AXIOM RV 9 AXIOM+ RV 9 AXIOM PRO RVX 9
Touchscreen Touchscreen HybridTouch
WXGA IPS Display IPX HydroTough  WXGA IPS Display
800 x 480 1280 x 720 1280×720
9.65″x6.22″x3″ 9.65″x6.22″x3″ 11.9″x6.85″x2.56″
LightHouse 3 LightHouse 3 LightHouse 3
Bright 1200 Nits 1500 Nits 1,200 Nits
Ethernet x 1 Ethernet x 1 Ethernet x 2
NMEA0183/w Adapter NA NMEA0183 1Tx/2Rx
NMEA2000-1 NMEA2000-1 NMEA2000-1
12 Watts 12 Watts 20 Watts
4GB Memory 16GB Memory 16GB Memory
1 x USB microB 1 x USB microB 1 x USB microB
View Angle 70° View Angle 85° View Angle 88°
1 x microSD 1 x microSD 2 x microSD
NA NA 1 Video input (BNC)
$999-1599 $1299-1699 $2499-2899
Sonar  Specs
600W Sonar 600W Sonar 1Kw Sonar
High CHIRP 900′ High CHIRP 900′ CHIRP 900′
DownVision 600′ DownVision 600′ DownVision 600′
SideVision 300′ SideVision 300′ SideVision 300′
RealVision 3D 300′ RealVision 3D 300′ RealVision 3D 300′
NA NA 1Kw 5,000′

 

Raymarine AXIOM 7 vs AXIOM+ 7

AXIOM RV 7 AXIOM+ RV 7
Touchscreen Touchscreen
WXGA IPS Display IPX HydroTough
800 x 480 1024 x 600
7.92″ x 5.24″ x 3″ 7.92″ x 5.24″ x 3″
LightHouse 3 LightHouse 3
Bright 1200 Nits 1500 Nits
Ethernet x 1 Ethernet x 1
NMEA0183/w Adapter NA
NMEA2000 1 NMEA2000 1
10 Watts 10 Watts
4GB Memory 16GB Memory
1 x USB microB 1 x USB microB
View Angle 70° View Angle 85°
1 x microSD 1 x microSD
SeaTalkng/w Adapter SeaTalkng/w Adapter
$649-1249 $749-1349
Sonar  Specs
600W Sonar 600W Sonar
High CHIRP 900′ High CHIRP 900′
DownVision 600′ DownVision 600′
SideVision 300′ SideVision 300′
RealVision 3D 300′ RealVision 3D 300′

 

Rodney L.

Rodney L.

NavGuy | Lead Writer

Charter Boat Captain, Avid Cruiser, Boat Builder & Marine Electronics Pro:

With over a decade of experience in the marine electronics industry and over 30 years of cruising the Bahamas on boats of all kinds, Rodney is well-positioned to help boaters of all levels sift through the many choices we have today in marine electronics.

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