Look Less, Fish More
The charts display detailed, shaded contours labeled with popular fishing locations and names, easing identification of named and known locations.
C-Map MAX Fishing Contour Charts are offered in six regions, covering Maine to Alaska, and in large blocks (MAX Title NA-M621 covers from San Diego, California, to Cape Blanco, Oregon). For NT+ chart plotters, there are 11 different Fishing Contour Chart regions. $129 per region. 800.424.2627; c-map.com
The GB40 from Simrad is the latest version of the original Glass Bridge integrated navigation/fishfinder network, the GB60. The GB40 is configured for boats in the 35- to 70-foot range. However, this newest edition also features a number of improvements drawn from the internal architecture of a sister product under the Navico umbrella - the Northstar 8000i. The below-decks processor comes loaded with C-Map Max Pro cartography. Additions to the chart library are unlocked with an access code, available online or by phone, and include 3-D bathymetric data and detailed regional charts. Display screens are available in 10.4-inch, 15-inch and 19-inch flat panel. Control and configuration of the display is via a compact OP30 Operation Unit, which allows up to eight separate installations, to allow control of up to three separate screens. $6,999. 425.778.8821; navico.com