We may imagine soothing days on the water being far, far away from the device-heavy reality of daily life. But boat electronics have come a long way to help with navigation, fishing, and communication. Let’s delve into some of the latest boat electronics designed to make your days easier, safer, and more productive.
Today’s Must-Have Boat Electronics
As you may know, there are countless boat gadgets out there, with more coming out every day. These are only a handful that have captured our attention here at Smooth Moves.
Garmin has long been trusted for marine navigation technology. The Garmin Navionics+™ Cartography includes daily updates with an auto-route function (although we always recommend vigilance out on the water). So far, the colorful displays and route planning capabilities are well-received by boaters.
For Finding Fish
Known for its compact and cutting-edge marine technology, Raymarine Cyclone Range captures short and long-range photos up to a 96 mile range. This range is built for wind and weather extremes and provides accurate tracking even when your boat moves at top speed. One of our favorite features? The Cyclone Range is the seabird radar, which helps anglers find schools of fish in proximity to flocks of hovering seabirds.
For Catching Fish
Featuring state-of-the-art sonar technology, Humminbird’s MEGA Live Imaging™ is a gamechanger for anglers. This imaging has three crystal clear sonar views – Down, Forward, and Landscape – to provide a comprehensive look at your next catch. This coveted marine technology was recently awarded “Best of Category for Electronics” at the ICAST 2021 New Product Showcase.
For Sending Signals
The Si-Tex MDA-5 AIS 5-Watt AIS Transceiver is designed to send your boat’s signal to other nearby vessels, for docking or in case of any emergency. This transceiver is particularly beneficial if you’re looking to routinely stop in congested ports, where communication can get tricky.
When you’re looking to connect securely with other boats, take a look at the Standard Horizon’s HX890 Handheld VHF. Duel scrambler systems ensure private communication, and its rugged construction means it’s ready to withstand the water’s harshest conditions. Plus, its FM receiver tunes into your local radio station so you can enjoy some music or news.
For Battery Management
While battery management might not seem the most exciting, it is crucial. Yamaha’s Battery Management System keeps an eye on all of your boat’s batteries and charges them, concentrating on your starting batteries before moving on to additional ones. Power batteries on or off with a console or use a key fob from up to 15 feet away.
Boat Lovers Unite
At Smooth Moves, we love keeping our boats up-to-date and in tip-top shape, including the occasional upgrade. As you start to upgrade your own prized possession with these latest boat electronics, don’t forget about our Smooth Moves Boat Seat Suspension Systems. Our Ultra and Air options keep your captain’s chair comfortable out on the water so you can spend the day playing with your new toys.