Sharpen Your Edge with These Finds That Debuted at the Miami Boat Show
July 15, 2013
Simrad Insight Genesis Custom Charts
Simrad’s native charts already represented a strong system, and they quickly adopted Navionics as well. At last, they’ve adopted Jeppesen’s C-Map, one of the longest-running, most dependable brands in GPS mapping.
Furuno Sonars with Accu-Fish Technology
Two stand-alone units, the FCV-587 (8.4″ screen; $1,695) and FCV-627 (5.7″ screen; $995) come with the same cool features and a new screen that’s brighter than their predecessors’. Both offer a 3,000-foot depth range.
Garmin 8000/8500 Glass Helm
Garmin 8000 series units are 40 percent faster than the previous 7000 series, starting at $4,649.99.
Standard Horizon CPN1010i and 700i
New enhancements to these chart plotters include Wi-Fi capability, which lets users browse the Web, collect and read e-mail, and stream video and music.
It may be a black box VHF, but you can connect to either a black or white handset mounted up to 20 feet away on the supplied cable and noise-canceling technology reduces background noise in transmission by up to 90 percent.
Bad Elf GPS Pro
Connect the Bad Elf GPS Pro to up to five smartphones or tablets to give real-time GPS data in partnership with GPS charting apps like Navionics or Jeppesen.
FLIR MD Series Thermal Night Vision
FLIR’s new MD series forward-looking infrared imaging system now starts at an affordable $3,499.