Just a slight correction - MaxSea bought Nobletek, not Furuno. But Furuno has a financial interest in MaxSea and the NN3D and TZ Furuno chart plotters all run the MaxSea software
. The old Nobletek software that many people love dearly is quickly morphing into MaxSea. With each rev they look more and more alike. If you are considering switching to Nobletek or MaxSea, don't ask Nobletek owners what they think, ask MaxSea owners since that's what you will end up with.
I've been using MaxSea for a couple of years now as a companion to my Furuno NN3D system. They integrate together extremely well - better than any other products I've seen, but that's about the only good thing I can say about them. MaxSea can do a lot, but I think its a very poorly thought out program. The French are awesome for wine, food
, women, and culture, but not so much for software.
I've now switched to Coastal Explorer and greatly prefer it. No, I can't overlay the Furuno radar
, but in all other aspects I prefer it.