Being an ex-employee I'm bound to be a bit biased, but I believe it to be good gear, but a little expensive. However you get what you pay for.
Raymarine can be a little slow at catching up with the latest trends and developments, but you can bet when they do release something it is normally reliable and well developed.
It also depends on what you do with your boat, and how rough it will get treated.
There are other, cheaper, brands out there that will be more than OK for what 90% of us do with our boats, but if I was going to cross the atlantic I'd go for Raymarine.
Raymarine are also feeling the pinch at the moment in the current financial climate, so there are some very good deals around at the moment on their gear if you search.
The cheapest prices I know of are usually at raydirect.co.uk but I must stress I have no connection with the company.
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