Yes popular in the UK. Standard Horizon seem to be doing well with their radios and chart plotters. We have a SH VHF
hand held, very well made and probably the best available a couple of years ago when we bought it. Some of the Icom
staff jumped ship to SH and took a lot of loyalty with them.
180 CP is a little small, the 300 series is better and seem to stand up to life on open boats very well.
However, having said all that we bought a Garmin
chart plotter, which are first class