Category: Fishing & Sonar


Raymarine Adds Powerful New Fishing Features to Axiom Chartplotter Displays

Raymarine – global leader in high-performance marine electronics for the recreational boating, marine first-responder and law-enforcement markets – announced today powerful new fishing features added to Axiom displays. With the August release of the Lighthouse 4.7 software upgrade, Axiom users can experience total boat control, directly from their chartplotter display, of both Power-Pole Shallow Water Anchors and all MOVE Brushless trolling motor models, including…


What I learned about Furuno’s new TZtouchXL MFD series at MIBS

I just returned from the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show (DBMIBS or MIBS as most of us know it) and while there spent time with Furuno USA learning all about their new TZtouchXL MFDs. Panbo will bring you more coverage of these new MFDs, but before the ink dries, I wanted to get a few notes out about the new units.


Furuno’s All-New TZtouchXL Series Delivers “Off The Charts” Performance With Exclusive, Industry-First Features!

Furuno has historically set the bar for the most powerful Multi Function Displays (MFDs) with the easiest-to-use interface, and with the release of NavNet TZtouchXL, the bar has been set higher than ever before. The NavNet TZtouchXL series introduces five different sizes of MFDs with all the features boaters desire, including exclusive, never-before-seen features in recreational navigation devices. Plus, they pack all of the power and performance that has been the hallmark of Furuno for decades, wrapped in a fresh and simple-to-use user interface…


Garmin announces Panoptix PS70, GPSMAP 16×3 series, and new black color editions in Miami

Good morning! Just a quick note to share this morning’s announcements – the Panoptix PS70, GPSMAP 16×3 series, and an array of new black color editions in various products, all announcing today in conjunction with the Miami International Boat Show. The press releases are attached along with some highlights below…


 Airmar Technology acquired by Amphenol Corporation

AIRMAR Technology  Corporation, a world leader in ultrasonic transducers and Chirp technology, is pleased to announce its purchase by Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH). Amphenol, one of the world’s largest providers of high-technology interconnect, sensor and antenna solutions, is headquartered in Wallingford, Connecticut, USA. Airmar is now part of the Amphenol  Interconnect and Sensor Systems Division, joining several other sensor and interconnect businesses, and will continue to retain its headquarters location in Milford, New Hampshire…


Take sportfishing to extreme depths with the new GSD 28 from Garmin

Garmin, the world’s most innovative and recognized marine electronics manufacturer, today announced the GSD 28, a high-powered sonar module engineered for serious sportfishing. Featuring Garmin RapidReturn sonar, the GSD 28 provides more sonar data on the multi-function display with up to 6 times the transmit rate of its predecessor so anglers can see more detail than ever before. And thanks to Garmin’s new xCHIRP sonar technology, the GSD 28 provides higher resolution with excellent target separation and bottom discrimination to help anglers easily distinguish bottom features from bait or sport fish…


Furuno FCV-600 and FCV-800, expanding the meaning of standalone fish finder

Last week, I helped judge the Technology and Best New Product awards at the National Marine Electronics Association’s (NMEA) annual conference. Furuno’s FCV-600 and FCV-800 standalone fish finders received the Best New Product award. I enjoy participating in these sorts of contests because of the opportunities I’m afforded to dive deeper into new products. The new FCVs are great examples of compelling new products I might otherwise have missed.


Raymarine announces full integration with Rhodan

Raymarine, global leaders in high-performance marine electronics for the recreational boating, marine first responder, and law enforcement markets, announced today its line of Axiom chartplotters are now completely integrated with Rhodan’s full line of trolling motors. Designed for boats ranging from a small skiff to a 42-foot center console, Rhodan trolling motors range in size from 12v up to 36v in a range of shaft lengths up to 108 inches…


SI-TEX unveils new Orion 10 chartplotter/ sounder system

SI-TEX Marine Electronics has introduced an all-new chartplotter/ Echosounder system to its robust product line-up for 2023. This affordable new unit — the SI-TEX Orion 10 — is available immediately in both chartplotter and chartplotter/sounder combination (Orion 10 CF), to meet the needs of a wide range of vessels from cruising powerboats to saltwater fishing machines. Its powerful sounder output (600W or 1.5kW depending on transducer) and superior deep-water fish detection make the Orion 10 an excellent choice for commercial fishing applications, as well…


Garmin unveils the GMR xHD3 series open-array radars

Garmin, the world’s most innovative and recognized marine electronics manufacturer, today announced the GMR xHD3 series open-array radars that combine high-definition imaging with the latest platform technology to deliver new levels of confidence, clarity and performance to cruisers and anglers alike. A first for Garmin magnetron radar, the xHD3 series incorporates scan averaging that helps filter out sea clutter and interference on the display to provide mariners with enhanced consistent targets…