Garmin’s lastest chartplotters and display instruments lined up for PSP Southampton Boat Show
Garmin has plenty to offer boating fans at PSP Southampton Boat Show 2014. The global leader in satellite navigation will be showcasing products that cater for racing yachtsmen, cruising families and keen fisherman alike. In fact Garmin’s comprehensive marine range offers something new for everyone to enjoy this year.
Garmin will be at the PSP Southampton Boat Show, Stand G157, 12 to 21 September 2014.
Garmin’s new series of combination chartplotters, the GPSMAP 820 (pictured left) and 1020 (pictured above), offer benefits to anglers, boaters and sailors of all types.
With an intuitive keyed interface, the versatile GPSMAP 800 and 1000 series provide the complete chartplotter/sonar solution and complement the GPSMAP 500 and 700 series combination units.
The units are also equipped with built-in 1kW traditional sonar capability, built-in CHIRP (Compressed High Intensity Radiated Pulse), the newly announced DownVü and support for SideVü with CHIRP (GCV™ 10 required).
The GPSMAP 820 and 1020 boast vibrant 8-inch and 10-inch displays along with built-in scanning sonar, which can be networked into pre-existing Garmin combination units. The series is also available in a non-sonar version if navigation is the primary goal.
Other new products on show include GMR 18/24 xHD radar domes (pictured left), which provide the ultimate in high definition, 8 bit colour display, dual radar ranges and dual radar speeds.
Developed for fishermen of all types, Garmin’s superior image scanning sonar technology provides high-resolution, truelife imaging of underwater structures and fish.
Its ClearVü, DownVü and SideVü uses CHIRP technology and noise suppression to allow for much clearer pictures of the seabed and targets.
ClearVü sonar can be integrated into Garmin’s range of GPSMAP chartplotters allowing the angler to have a near-picture quality view of what’s below and to the sides of the boat. Thanks to the recent advanced software update, Garmin now provides theclearest scanning sonar of fish returns and structure available on the market.
For the keen sailor, the gWindTM Wireless transducer (pictured left) features a unique twin-fin design which gives the most accurate and stable True Wind Angle. The gWind Wireless transducer offers the perfect solution to the inconvenience of running internal cables and provides precise wind speed information even in lighter air.
Also on display will be Garmin’s two new compact and customisable hybrid display instruments. The Garmin GNX20 and GNX21 have been designed for use on all types of boats, and include specific sail racing features.
These compact displays show 50 different data parameters including depth, speed and wind using high contrast 36mm digits, graphs and gauges. In keeping with Garmin’s ‘Power of Simple’ philosophy, the GNX10 and GNX20 are straightforward to operate and are easy to retrofit to any type of sailboat, powerboat and RIB.
The Helm App
In addition, Garmin will be demonstrating HelmTM, the free mobile application that allows the boater to view and control compatible Garmin chartplotters from a phone or tablet, while providing enhanced situational awareness for the mariner. With the HelmTM app, users can easily switch between portrait and landscape mode to accommodate mounting preferences, with the app boasting the user-friendliness and simplicity that customers have come to expect from Garmin marine devices and applications.