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Raymarine AXIOM vs PLUS vs PRO

by | Last updated: Feb 2, 2021

 

• COMPARISON •

Today, I take a detailed look at the differences between AXIOM, AXIOM+ and AXIOM PRO.

 

The Raymarine AXIOM Series Chartplotters are full networkable boat management systems with an excellent built-in fishfinder-sonar and fast quad-core processors.

The features they all share are… Lighthouse 3 operating system, bright screens, excellent viewing angles, built-in gps, excellent mapping options, WiFi, Bluetooth and 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.

 

So… How are they different? Here are the basics.

 

The Raymarine AXIOM – is the first in the series introduced in Febuary 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.

The AXIOM also has a built-in 600 watt 4 channel sonar, 4 Gigs of internal memory, 1MicroSD card slot and are available 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.

They come in 9″, 12″ and 16″ screen sizes, sport a 1Kw 4 channel sonar, have 16 Gigs of internal memory and 2 MicroSD card  slots.

The 3 biggest differences 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 a rough weather keypad control and the 1Kw sonar.

 

The Raymarine AXIOM+ – Is the next version in the AXIOM line Introduced in 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 like a new HydroTough nano-coated display, a 25% brighter screen, more internal memory at 16Gigs, a faster GPS, and the processor has been enhanced some.

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.

 

Here are 12 ways they are different:

 

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′

 



So which do I choose?

 

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 AXIOM is an excellent choice.

AXIOM+ – If, a faster more rugged display that will handle wet and oily better, is brighter, has a better viewing angle, includes 4 times more internal memory and has a faster GPS fits the bill better,  then the AXIOM+ is the ticket.

AXIOM PRO – If, you want the addition of touchpad for those really rough days, looking for a more powerful sonar or need a bigger 16″ screen then the AXIOM PRO is the way to go.

 


 

 

 

Specs | Reviews • Current Prices

 

ModelSpecs|Review
AXIOM 7
AXIOM 9
AXIOM 12
AXIOM+ 7
AXIOM+ 9
AXIOM+ 12
AXIOM PRO 9Coming Soon
AXIOM PRO 12Coming Soon
AXIOM PRO 16Coming Soon

 

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 ^

 

 

• MODEL COMPARISONS •

 

AXIOM 12 vs PLUS 12 vs PRO 12

 

Raymarine - AXIOM 12 vs AXIOM+ 12 vs AXIOM Pro 12
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How are the AXIOM 12, AXIOM+ 12 and AXIOM PRO 12 different?

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Full – AXIOM 12 Review
Full – AXIOM+ 12 Review

Here are the main differences side by side:

 

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′

AXIOM 9 vs PLUS 9 vs PRO 9

 

Raymarine - AXIOM 9 vs AXIOM+ 9 vs AXIOM Pro 9
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How are the AXIOM 9, AXIOM+ 9 and AXIOM PRO 9 different?

Full – AXIOM 9 Review
Full – AXIOM+ 9 Review

Here are some of the main differences:

 

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′

 

AXIOM 7 vs AXIOM+ 7

 

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How is the AXIOM 7 different from the AXIOM+ 7?

Full – AXIOM 7 Review
Full – AXIOM+ 7 Review

Here are some of the main differences: 

 

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′

 

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