Just Released! Simrad NSX GPS/Fishfinders…

Simrad has released their newest series of multifunction displays with the Simrad NSX series.

Simrad has worked hard to make these some of the most user-friendly units on the market. The Simrad Setup Wizard guides you through step-by-step setup instructions eliminating the headache of setting up your new GPS. Update software, plan trips, routes and more- all through the Simrad Companion app.

The Simrad NSX units feature a bright, SolarMAX IPS touch display for viewability at any angle and even in the harshest sunlight and with polarized sunglasses. NSX displays are available in 3 sizes- 7-inch, 9-inch and 12-inch models. These displays are offered in several SKU’s- with the Active Imaging 3-in-1 transom mount transducer for CHIRP, DownScan and SideScan sonar, with HDI transom mount transducer for DownScan and CHIRP, or without transducer. Give us a call for help choosing the best model for you!

The Simrad NSX units include all new CMAP Discover X Maps for North America. This chart includes 12 months of free, easy updates- ensuring you always have the freshest data. Discover X maps are exclusive to the Simrad NSX series and provide Full Vector charts, Hi-Res Bathymetry, Custom Depth Shading, Day and Night modes, Tides and Currents, Detailed Marina Port Plans, Harbor and Approach Detail and subscription-free autorouting. Satellite Imagery and Shaded Reveal Relief Shading are available with the purchase of a CMAP Reveal X chart, sold separately. See the comparison chart below to compare the included Discover X chart with the Reveal X chart (optional accessory, sold separately).

NSX units have full Simrad radar support in addition to NMEA 2000 and sonar support. Sonar support includes 1kW single channel CHIRP, ActiveImaging, and 50/200 sonar- allowing for a multitude of transducer options to suit most sonar needs. All NSX units come with a single network port as well as a single transducer port.

Have questions? Give us a call! 1-800-477-2611 M-F 8am-5pm ET.

Shop the Simrad NSX Series here.

January 2022 Marine Software Update Now Available!

January 2022 Marine Software Update Now Available

The Garmin January 2022 Software Update is available for download from Garmin ActiveCaptain or Garmin.com. Simply tap on the ‘My Marine Devices’ option from the ActiveCaptain app to view available software updates. While software updates are always free from Garmin, we do offer preprogrammed SD cards containing software updates as a convenience to our customers. Shop the Garmin ECHOMAP software update card here and the Garmin GPSMAP software update card here if you would prefer to receive the update on a preprogrammed SD card.

Software updates from Garmin are free of charge and are released routinely in order to provide backwards compatibility with new features, resolve bugs or add compatibility to new devices and features.

The Q1 2022 release provides:

  • Support for the new Garmin Navionics+ and Garmin Navionics Vision+ charting.
  • Updates to user interface including new graphics and fonts for GPSMAP series units.
  • Added Vessel Look-Ahead feature shifting your vessel position on the chart as the vessel speeds up. This shows more of the chart in front of the vessel!
  • Chart Points of Interest (POI) review feature immediately shows POI’s on the display removing the ‘review’ button.
  • Polar tables support provides sail specific information.
  • Yamaha Engine Page split screen allows users to add the Yamaha engine data page to their favorite split screen or combo page.
  • Added Fuel remaining feature which uses a sensor in the tank rather than the fuel flow.
  • Mercury Sport Exhaust feature routes the exhaust through a muffler or not, in order to make engines loud or quiet.
  • Common troubleshooting assistance adds troubleshooting text to common alarm banners.
  • Ghost Reject auto setting provides a clearer picture.

New features are not compatible with all units. Please see the software update feature compatibility chart below.

Next Up- Miami International Boat Show

Next Up- Miami International Boat Show

Our boat show team is back from the New York Boat Show and we will begin processing and shipping out show orders. Despite the snow, the New York show turned out to be a great opportunity to spend time, in person with our customers and industry partners.

Our next show is coming up in a few short weeks. We will be exhibiting at the Miami International Boat Show from Wednesday, February 16th through Sunday, February 20th. This is the first year that the Miami International Boat Show and the Miami Yacht Show, Superyacht Miami will join forces and combine both events into one amazing show.

Our booth will be located at the Miami Beach Convention Center- booth number yet to be announced. In-water components of the show will be held at several locations including Sea Isle Marina, One Herald Plaza, Museum Park Marine and IGY Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens. What a great opportunity to explore all facets of boating at a single event!

Several ticketing options are available and must be purchased online. Click here to purchase tickets.

We hope to see you at the show!