The New York boat show was a success! Simrad announced new NSX 3015UW and 3012UW ‘Ultrawide’ displays. These 12″ and 15″ MFD’s provide the benefit of dual screens but with the convenience of a single screen installation. Split the screen however you would like to create the user experience of dual displays. These new displays have all of the advanced features expected in the NSX series! We are off to the Miami International Boat Show in a couple of weeks followed by the Atlantic City Boat Show at the end of the month. These shows are always a great time for us to catch up with customers in-person. If you have the opportunity to go to a show, please come by and see us.
The New Year is here and so are several new Garmin products! The start of the year is a great time to assess your health and wellness goals. Garmin’s release of the HRM-Fit Clip On Heart Rate Monitor, and Lily 2 Smartwatch series are perfectly timed to help you with your 2024 goals.
Women- this is for you! The HRM-Fit is designed specifically for female athletes and clips onto medium- and high-support sports bras. The HRM-Fit transmits real time heart rate data to your compatible devices and apps and is versatile enough for running, strength training and even high intensity interval training. Steps, calories, intensity minutes and all-day heart rate data can be viewed on your compatible Garmin device or within the Garmin Connect app. With 1 year of battery life (1 hour/day use) and an easy-to-change battery- the HRM-Fit is ideal for every day wear and provides far more value than would be expected from its reasonable price point.
The original Garmin Lily Smartwatches provided an abundance of health, wellness and sports features. Garmin has expanded on those features with the Lily 2 Series. Garmin has added their Sleep Score feature to the Lily 2 series in addition to a Dance Fitness Sports app and an all new, more accurate Generation 4 Heart Rate Sensor. Garmin Pay Contactless Payments are now available on the Lily 2, along with updated Safety features and Move Alerts. The small and stylish Lily 2 smartwatch is sophisticated enough for daily wear but comfortable enough for the gym!
If you have new 2024 goals and are looking for some gear to help- give us a call at 1-800-477-2611.
The Holidays are here! We continue to offer some amazing deals on marine, outdoor and automotive electronics. If you have questions about product selection give us a call. We would love to help you select the right gift for your loved one. Don’t forget- we offer a generous 45-day return policy.
Shop all holiday deals here!
As the new year approaches, we look forward to January and February Boat Shows including the New York Boat Show and Miami International Boat Show. Attending boat shows is a great way to learn about new products, attend boating seminars and to see some really amazing boats! If you’re looking to outfit a boat, this is also a great opportunity to speak with our sales team about the best products for you!
Click here for information about the New York Boat Show
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Black Friday deals have arrived and our best sale of the year is under way. Shop exclusive deals from top manufacturers including Garmin, FLIR, Raymarine, Simrad, Lowrance and more. We will continue the holiday sales event through Cyber Monday. Our expert sales team will be available Black Friday and Cyber Monday to answer product questions and help you with your order. Don’t forget- we are within our holiday return policy period, which means orders placed from Nov. 1st through Dec. 1st, 2023 are able to be returned through January 15th, 2024. Purchases made after December 1st will be covered by our everyday 45 Day Return Policy (return authorization # required).
We hope to earn your business this holiday season! Give us a call at 1-800-477-2611 and let us help you with your holiday shopping.
We are enjoying day 2 of the Annapolis Sailboat Show at City Dock, Annapolis. The show runs through Sunday 10/15. This is a great show for sailing enthusiasts new and old. Come visit us at Tent B, Booth 8. If you can’t make it to Annapolis, consider attending the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 25-29th. Over 1,000 brands exhibit and there will be over 1,300 boats on display. It’s always a fantastic show and a great time!
Garmin has released several new and exciting smartwatch features as part of their September 2023 software update. Software updates are free from Garmin and available through automatic updates or by using Garmin Express software. This new update provides improved functionality and new features to compatible Garmin smartwatches. Keep an eye out for these updates as they will be available over the coming weeks.
New features include:
- Endurance Score: Measure your ability to sustain prolonged efforts using VO2 max, short-term and long-term training loads and other factors. Training data is combined to help you understand how training impacts your endurance.
- Hill Score: Measure your capability for running uphill. Running strength on steep ascents is measured and a score is provided based on your performance over time.
- New Activity Profiles: New activity profiles for team sports include football, soccer, basketball, rugby, hockey, lacrosse and more!
- Relief Shading: Digital elevation data is used to create a 3D look with color and shading on a map.
- Weather Map Overlays: Make informed decisions about the weather by viewing the latest map overlays for precipitation, cloud cover and more.
- Gaming Activity: Integrate with the GameOn app to provide biometric-based data so you can plan breaks with a game power feature and monitor your Body Battery energy levels.
- Fish Forecast: Track sun and mood rise/set times to receive suggestions for the best days and time for successful fishing.
- Training Readiness: Receive a readiness score based on sleep quality, recovery, training load and more!
- Morning Report: Receive an overview of your sleep, recovery and training outlook as soon as you wake! Customize your morning report to include HRV status and weather information.
- Muscle Map for Pilates, Hit and Cardio: See what muscles you are working for HIIT, Cardio and Pilates workouts.
- Workouts App: Easily locate and organize workouts including daily workouts, or those created or downloaded in the Garmin Connect app.
- Red Shift: Reduce sleep cycle disturbances with a change of display color.
Take a look below to see which new features are supported by your specific Garmin watch:
Temps are dropping here in North Carolina and we are experiencing our first cooler day of the season. These cooler temps are ideal for adventuring outdoors. Hiking, boating, climbing, running, cycling…whatever your activity of choice, now is a perfect time to get outdoors.
We’ve been busy gearing up for fall with some exciting new Garmin product releases. Garmin released the all new Garmin GPSMAP 9000 Chartplotter Series consisting of 4 display sizes, 19″, 22″, 24″ and 27″. These premium chartplotters have a 4k resolution touchscreen display and have unparalleled clarity. These new displays network using the all new Garmin BlueNet marine network which provides 10x faster networking speeds with minimal drag.
Garmin also released new Garmin xHD3 radar domes featuring scan averaging technology, improved target-size processing and a super-quiet drive motor. This series is offered in an 18″ or 24″ size with 5.2-degree, and 3.7-degree horizontal beamwidth respectively.
As we look to the fall and winter months, we are excited for the fall boat show season in addition to bringing you Black Friday specials.
The new Garmin Venu 3 series hit the market last week and is on course to be a popular health and fitness GPS smartwatch. The Venu 3 provides advanced health and wellness features with a sleek design. Sold in two sizes featuring a 1.4″-display or 1.2″-display (‘s’ series), the Venu 3 is sleek enough for every day wear, but provides advanced health and fitness features as well. Enjoy a longer battery life than the Venu 2 with up to 14 days of battery life (up to 10 hours with Venu 3s model). In addition to the longer battery life, users can also enjoy the following new features:
Morning Report: Receive an overview of your sleep, recovery, daily calendar, HRV status and more! Edit this overview to display only the stats that you want.
Wheelchair Mode: Track pushes and enjoy preloaded workouts along with animated workouts for strength, cardio, HIIT, Pilates and more. These workouts are specifically designed for wheelchair users.
Sleep Coach and Nap Tracking: Receive personalized coaching in regards for how much sleep you need. Track naps and other metrics to better understand your health.
Body Battery Energy Monitoring: Track your energy levels throughout the day to better understand when you need rest or are ready for movement!
Workout Benefit and Recovery Time: Better understand how each workout affects your energy level.
Additional New Wellness Features:
- Jet Lag Advisor
- Workout Benefit
Additional New Fitness Features:
- Recovery Time
New Specs/Hardware Enhancements:
- Generation 5 Heart Rate Monitor
- Large Font Size Option
The Venu 3 series also supports new features when linked with a compatible smartphone. Receive emails, texts and alerts on your watch when paired with your iPhone or Android smartphone. With an Android phone, respond to texts with the on-watch keyboard. With an Android phone, view photos sent to you directly from your watch’s screen.
Considering SiriusXM Marine?
SiriusXM receivers are at the lowest prices of the year with an additional $100 rebate from SiriusXM. SiriusXM Marine provides weather and fishing information to your compatible MFD, allowing for better planning, increased peace of mind and safety on the water. Add SiriusXM entertainment and you will receive over 150 channels of commercial-free music, sports, talk, news and more.
How to I get SiriusXM Marine?
2. Click here to explore plan options.
3. Activate your subscription online or call 1-855-796-9847.
With September right around the corner, cooler temps are on the horizon. We are gearing up for the Annapolis Sailboat Show followed by the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, both in October. If you’re considering attending a fall boat show, take a look at dates and ticket information below.
The biggest sales of the year will kick off soon after with Black Friday, Cyber Monday and holiday specials. We have some exclusive deals lined up and will continue to prepare for these big sales events.
We will kick off 2024 with the Miami International Boat show in February. We hope to see you there!
As always, the team is here to answer any questions and to help with product questions, 1-800-477-2611.
Annapolis Sailboat Show
October 12-15, 2023
City Dock, Annapolis, MD
Fort Lauderdale Boat Show
October 25-29, 2023
Miami International Boat Show
February 14-18, 2023