Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, New Product Announcements and Huge Price Drop.

The Fort Lauderdale boat show starts tomorrow. Our Boat Show team is finishing booth setup today and the show starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday. We are located in booth 653 and invite you to come by and see us! Don’t forget to buy your tickets in advance. There is no box office onsite at the show this year. Purchase digital tickets online through the link below:

Show season also rings in a time of new product launches and announcements. Raymarine just released their new Cyclone Solid State Radar. Offered in two models and several array sizes, the Cyclone and Cyclone Pro radars are going to be popular additions to Raymarine network systems.

Garmin’s exciting radar announcement includes their new GMR Fantom 18x/24x Radars featuring black radomes for a sleek, sophisticated look.

There have also been some exciting price changes on existing Garmin GMR Fantom (GA01706, GA01707) models. The Fantom Radars offer MotionScope doppler technology and Auto Bird Gain providing added situational awareness while navigating congested waters or poor weather.

We will keep you up to date on any exciting news from the show including new product releases, product improvements and demos!  If you have a chance to visit the show in-person, swing by and see us. If you’re interested in shopping from home, check out our online boat show, where we offer some great specials. Follow the link below to shop:

Next Up- Fort. Lauderdale

The United States Sailboat Show ended yesterday and our show team is back. The show had a great turn out attracting a huge crowd of boat enthusiasts. It was so nice to be back at the show again after the show was cancelled last year. We helped attendees put together some awesome marine packages. We also had the chance to speak with customers in person and to catch up with industry reps and old friends. Thank you to everyone with the United States Sailboat Show for putting on such a top-notch event.

The Fort. Lauderdale show is up next and runs October 27-31st. Purchase tickets  now through the link below.

Inventory continues to be a challenge with global supply chain issues and component shortages. We are doing our very best to keep our customers informed of changes and are working closely with manufacturers to navigate these unique challenges and to replenish inventory. Our team is frequently updating the expected dates for backordered items on our website in an effort to provide the most accurate information available to us. We are grateful for our customers and their patience and understanding in this unique time.  With these extended backorders in mind, now may be a good time to review your electronics and prepare earlier than usual for upcoming projects or electronics needs.

New Furuno Software Update Now Available!

Happy Tuesday! It’s a busy day here at The GPS Store. We are preparing for the United States Sailboat Show that starts on Thursday and runs through Monday. Visit us at the show for great deals on electronics, or visit us online for our virtual boat show sale.

We look forward to spending some time with our customers in person. It’s something that we don’t always get the chance to do and have missed over the last year. If you love electronics like we do, you are guaranteed to enjoy the show.

This time of year is full of planning- preparing for shows, upcoming holiday sales and looking forward to end of the year events. It’s also a good time to take inventory of your existing electronics and any software updates that haven’t been performed. Software updates are periodically released from manufacturers and are free of charge. Oftentimes they provide improvements to past features, backwards compatibility with new accessories and access to new, innovative features. It is strongly encouraged software be updated regularly to ensure you get the best performance out of your device.

Furuno recently released their 8.01 Software Update for TZTouch2 12/15 displays. The V8.01 Furuno software update includes ‘Fish-It’, ‘Drift-It’ and ‘New Marker Zoom’ features. Click the link below for update information including a list of new and improved upon features. If you have electronics from another manufacturer, take a moment to check their website for information about your unit and potential software updates.

We will check back in over the next few days with pictures and information from the show. You can find us at booth B40- and we may even have a little souvenir for you at our booth if you mention this blog post.

See you at the show!

We want to see you! Plan to be at the Boat Show’s Now…

Hi everyone, We’re back! We’ve taken some time away from the blog to make some system updates and are ready to connect.

We can’t believe it’s already October. The occasional crisp, cool morning is starting to make its way to us here in North Carolina and is a welcomed relief from the hot summer that we had.

The watercooler is buzzing with excitement…Boat show season kicks off with the Annapolis Sail Show next week, followed by the Ft. Lauderdale show. The Sail Show is located in downtown historic Annapolis which serves as a beautiful backdrop to the festivities. These shows provide a great opportunity to see what’s new in the marine electronics world and have a chance to make side-by-side comparisons of various electronics. We look forward to catching up with customers- many of whom we get to see at the show every year!

We want to see you. Boat Show season is here! Here’s a quick glance at some noteworthy dates-

Link to Sail Show website.  Tent B 40, Oct. 14-18

Link to Ft. Lauderdale Show Website Oct. 27-31

Link to NY Show WebsiteJan. 26-30

Link to Miami Boat Show WebsiteFeb. 16-20

Link to Atlantic City Boat Show Website  March 2-6