C Series Classic Software

Software download and update information for the Raymarine C Series Classic:

  • Applicable for: C Classic (C70, C80, C120)
  • Software Version: v5.16 v5.16FEL (Far East Languages)
  • Release Date: July 2012
  • Replaces: 5.04, 4.30, 4.29, 4.26, 4.25, 3.18, 3.16, 2.17, 2.14, 2.12, 1.24, 1.21

What is the FEL (Far East Languages) version?

FEL (Far East Languages) is for the Far Eastern Languages version of the software.  The functionality of the softwares* are identical but the FEL software provides access to the Cyrillic and Far Eastern languages such as:

 - Chinese 

 - Japanese

 - Korean

 - Greek

 - Russian

Unless you wish to use one of these languages you install the standard version of software.

* Note: Sirius weather feature is excluded from the FEL software due to it only being available in North America

Important Terms of downloading software

Firmware update processes are done at your own risk. Before initiating the update process be sure to backup and make copies of all important files.

If the firmware process is interrupted your product may not function properly, therefore do not interrupt the process and ensure the unit is on a reliable power supply. Damage caused by incomplete upgrades will not be covered by Raymarine warranty.

By Downloading the software, you agree to these terms.

Software history

VersionRelease DateFeatures
v5.16/FELJuly 2012
  • Improved AIS performance including increase of Class B AIS target time-out period to prevent the MFD unnecessarily dropping AIS targets and providing correct TCPA calculation of both stationary and active AIS targets.
v5.04Aug 2010


  • Chart orientation will default to using Heading data (if available) when using the vessel offset feature
  • Cartography / chart data now available at latitudes higher than 78 degrees latitude
  • Current arrows direction correctly displayed when using Head-Up mode
  • Modified card sequencing to prevent display resets when using the Navionics 44XG / 46XG cartography


  • Displays output speed as -.-- with no speed transducer connected to DSM unit


  • Ground Trip/Log no longer increases when the vessel is stationary
  • Corrected under reading Ground Trip calculation


  • Corrected momentary 180 degree radar image shift
  • Disabled radar overlay feature for MFDs which have not been interfaced to a heading data source (ex. autopilot, Smart Heading System, ST60 Compass, etc.). Previous C-Series Classic MFD software releases permitted radar overlay when interfaced to a COG (vessel had to have a SOG of at least 2 kts) or heading data source.

Automatic Identification Systems (AIS)

  • Corrected AIS TCPA calculation
  • Improved processing of target data in areas with 100+ AIS targets
  • Added alarm to monitor PSRT sentence generated from AIS500
  • Default AIS target status set to NOT_DEFINED

SIRIUS Marine Weather (not available in v5.04 FEL)

  • Increased memory buffer to improve SR50 module connectivity
  • Marine Zone forecast areas updated


  • Added support for 16GB CF devices
  • Added support for uSD / CF adaptor
June 2008
  • Corrected an incomplete translated message across the radar start-up page when setting the display language software to Italian
v4.29April 2008
  • Support for alternative Spansion memory device; support for AIS message 24
v4.26Sept 2007
  • Maintenance release to correct attached SeaTalk GPS Receivers to detect the revised WAAS satellite constellation
v4.25March 2007
  • Tide & Current Animation
  • Compass Tape option for data bar (COG/HDG)
  • Integrated autopilot control
  • Range rings option added to chartplotter
  • Expanded Navionics support
  • SIRIUS Marine Weather & Radio support
v3.18April 2006
  • Using NGS RD424 radome, improvement to auto gain mode in order to track small radar targets;
v3.16April 2006
  • AIS support; NAVTEX compatibility
  • User-selectable track intervals
  • GPS-based trip log
  • Engine data application 
  • NMEA2000 support for engine data
  • Graphical compass display
  • NGS Radome compatibility
v2.17Sept 2005
  • Maintenance release to correct spurious SCN INCOMPATIBLE messages whereby, the eePROM is resetting to factory defaults
  • NMEA BWR fixed to include TRUE BTW
  • Added support for format FAT:32 for CF Cards
v2.14March 2005
  • Range scale shown to 3 decimal place 
  • Support added for 3m / 6m depth contours
  • Tide and current times are now shown as Local Time not UTC
  • Restart GPS now performs a cold start rather than master reset
  • EGNOS configuration setting added
v2.12July 2004
  • Improved chart screen redraw
  • Improved Navionics XL3 cartography performance
  • Added chart offset calibration function to Chart Setup
  • Radar range indicator added to radar/chart overlay 
  • Added Instrument Data Page application
v1.24April 2004
  • Maintenance release to correct SDRAM timing, which causes the display to randomly crash or reboot
v1.21March 2004
  • Initial Release

Open Source GPL/LGPL

Some Raymarine products contain software code developed by third parties that are covered by open source GPL and LGPL software license agreements. You can view the third party license agreements by visiting the Manuals section of our website.

To access the open source GPL and LGPL licensed executables click here

Software Update Information and Instructions for Raymarine Legacy Multifunction Displays

This FAQ relates to the following products:

  • a Series - a65, a67
  • c Series - c95, c97, c125. c127
  • e Series - e7, e7D, e95, e97, e125, e127, e165
  • gS Series - gS95, gS125, gS165
  • Dragonfly
  • A Series - A50, A50D, A57, A57D, A70, A70D
  • C Series Classic - C70, C80, C120
  • E Series Classic - E80, E120
  • C Series Wide - C90w, C120w, C140w
  • E Series Wide - E90w, E120w, E140w

The following procedure addresses how one would populate a Flash memory card (Compact Flash/mSD) with software update files for the Multifunction Display (MFD) and then use this Flash memory card to update the MFD's software. Please note that product software updates may revert some MFD configuration settings back to the MFD's default settings. As such, it is recommended that customers make note of the MFD's configuration settings so that they may be used to reconfigure the MFD's settings after the MFD's software has been updated.

Populating a Flash Memory Card (Compact Flash/mSD) with the MFD Software

Note: microSD memory cards used with a/c/e/gS Series MFDs should have a memory capacity of no less than 512MB and no more than 32GB. CompactFlash cards should not exceed 128MB in size. Please note that CompactFlash cards greater than 2GB total capacity must not be used as there may be a risk of hardware damage to early C and E Classic displays. This limitation also applies to cartography that is contained within a 2GB partition on a higher capacity CompactFlash card - the cartography can only be used on a card no greater than 2GB total capacity.

Note: To avoid potentially corrupting the data on your chart card, DO NOT copy software update files to your chart card and DO NOT back up waypoint/route/track data to your chart card. MicroSD cards are commonly available in most stores selling consumer electronics products. Waypoint, route, track data, and system configuration data can be stored on a microSD memory card which also contains software update files.

  1. Insert a compatible Flash memory card into the computer's memory card reader or into a memory card reader which has been interfaced to the computer.
  2. Select the appropriate software download for your product
  3. Upon completion of the download, click on the downloaded file to open it
  4. Copy all files to the Root of the Flash card (Root is the first level you access when selecting the Flash).  Make sure the files are not in any folders on the card (See video below for examples.  Files will vary depending on update)

    For example, if your computer has assigned Removable Disk (E:) to your memory card reader/writer, then the software update files should be copied directly to Removable Disk (E:), not to any folders created on the memory card.

    Note: You are only opening the ZIP file that is downloaded.  You cannot open the files contained in the ZIP file, these have extensions such as .dob .pkg .sh .sh.sig with various file names.  If you attempt to open these files you will see an error as they are designed to update your Raymarine products and not for use in a Windows, Apple or Linux PC.
  5. Remove the memory card from the computer's memory card reader.

Backing Up Your Waypoints, Routes and Tracks

It will be necessary to reset the MFD as the final step in the process of updating it. This procedure WILL erase any of the waypoints, routes and tracks that are currently stored within the MFD.

The steps for restoring this data to the MFD are also contained in this same FAQ.

Note: one may use a single Flash memory card to both backing up the data within one’s MFD as well as for performing the software update. When using this Flash memory card for backing up the data within one’s MFD, be certain to not insert the memory card into the MFD’s memory card reader/writer until the MFD has been powered up and has completed its startup initialization.

Updating the MFD Software

The next stage is to update your MFD.  Please choose the appropriate instructions below depending on what MFD you are using to perform the update.  This update must be performed on all connected MFD's in the system.  If there is connected MFDs in the system with different software versions you may experience spurious issues.

Note: Software updates do not have to be performed sequentially unless stated.  It is fine to update from version 2.00 to version 5.00 and miss both version 3.00 and 4.00 if you have not previously installed them.  All necessary information for the units to operate are included in the latest update.


This firmware update process is done at your own risk. Before initiating the update process be sure to backup and make copies of all important files

If the firmware process is interrupted your product may not function properly, therefore do not interrupt the process and ensure the unit is on a reliable power supply. Damage caused by incomplete upgrades will not be covered by Raymarine warranty.

By Downloading the software, you agree to these terms. 

NOTE: When upgrading to LightHouse 3.6 please ensure the DJI Radio Controller is NOT connected to the MFD. 

Updating the a, c, e or gS Series MFD Software

  1. Power OFF the MFD.
  2. Insert the mSD card containing the software update files into the MFD’s memory card reader.
  3. Power ON the MFD.
  4. Wait until the screen notifies you that the software update has completed (this can take time, DO NOT power down the display during this procedure) and remove the mSD card.
  5. Reboot the unit (c/e Series will do automatically, a/gS Series you need to turn power off to the display)
    • At this point, if you have additional MFD's or any accessories that are eligible to be updated, you will be prompted to update these too.  Follow the onscreen instructions
  6. Once all the devices in the system are updated, please verify that this is correct by going to the following screen:
    • The MFD's software version may be verified via the command sequence [Home screen] Setup > Maintenance> Diagnostics > Select Device


Historically, the Raymarine Technical Support teams have encouraged users to perform the power-on reset (also, known as factory reset, hard reset or master reset) on the Multifunction display products after a software upgrade. This nature of reset is not deemed necessary when upgrading with the Lighthouse II Release 11.xx software.

However, should you feel there is any reason to perform a reset, you should only have to perform the “Settings Reset” within the menu (Set-Up / Maintenance / System Settings Reset). This will retain the waypoints/ routes & tracks in the unit. The “Power-on Reset” should only be required if the MFD will not boot correctly

CP300 / CP450C owners

If you also have a CP300 or a CP450C and you want to take advantage of all the features in the latest SONAR software, then you will also need to upgrade your sonar module. You can download a detailed flow diagram that will guide you through the steps or alternatively, please contact your local Raymarine dealer for assistance.

Updating the A Series, C Series Classic/Wide, E Series Classic/Wide MFD's Software

  1. Power OFF the MFD.
  2. Insert the CF memory card containing the software update files into the MFD’s memory card reader.
  3. Power ON the MFD.
  4. After the MFD has booted to its Raymarine Software Upgrade Utility screen, select the software upgrade package from the Upgrade Packages Available list. 
  5. Press the UPGRADE THIS UNIT function key.
  6. When the progress indicator's Overall bar reaches 100%, the MFD's software will have been upgraded.
  7. Remove the CF memory card from the MFD's memory card reader.
  8. Press MFD's red power button to power OFF the MFD.
  9. Press and hold the first (Left Hand) softkey on the MFD.  Keeping the softkey held down, press the red power button to power ON the MFD.  This will perform a reset of the unit.  Do not skip this step.
    The unit will notify you that the reset has completed after the count down by a beep.  You can now release the softkey.

    Note: C Wide and E Wide displays differ to the above and will take you to a menu screen to perform the reset.  Select the Reset option in this menu and wait until it completes and then reboot the display.C Series Classic - Software Update Instructions
  10. Verify that the MFD's software has been updated.
    • The MFD's software version may be verified via the command sequence MENU->SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS->SOFTWARE SERVICES->UNIT INFO; Inspect the item labeled APP VERSION