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Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Electronics

All the new electronics on display at this year's event

November 5, 2016
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Salt Water Sportsman digital editor Devin Golden took photos of the newest marine electronics featured at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and electronics editor Jim Hendricks also traveled through with a video recap of the newest features and products.

Garmin Fantom 18 and 24 dome radars

Garmin Fantom 18 and 24 dome radars
Garmin Fantom 18 and 24 dome radars Devin Golden

The Garmin Fantom 18 and 24 dome radars feature no warm-up time plus motion scope, allowing anglers to see if a target is approaching or swimming away from the boat.

ACR GlobalFix V4

ACR GlobalFix V4
ACR GlobalFix V4 Devin Golden

The ACR GlobalFix V4 offers an internal GPS and 10-year battery, separating it from most EPIRBs on the market.

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Simrad AP44 Auto Pilot

Simrad AP44 Auto Pilot
Simrad AP44 Auto Pilot Devin Golden

The Simrad AP44 Auto Pilot features automated turn patterns and an optically bonded 4.1-inch color display.

Raymarine ES Series Display

Raymarine ES Series Display
Raymarine ES Series Display Devin Golden

The Raymarine ES Series Display is part of the Quantum Wireless Radar and features a Lighthouse 2 V17 with 24 miles of range performance.

ICOM Handheld VHF

ICOM Handheld VHF
ICOM Handheld VHF Devin Golden

The ICOM Handheld VHF is waterproof and floats, plus offers anglers 10 hours of battery life on top of a GPS-connected DSC distress signal.

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Below is the Salt Water Sportsman video overview of the new electronics on display at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Raymarine gs Series 16 and Series 12

Raymarine gs Series 16
Raymarine gs Series 16 Devin Golden

The Raymarine gs Series 16 is a great option for inshore or offshore specialists because it provides an array of chart options from your choice of manufactuer: Navionics, C-Map, Standard Mapping and more. You can switch on the fly, with some charts even free to download. It comes in two sizes, the 16-inch for the Series 16 or the 12-inch Series 12.

Garmin GPSMap 942xs

Garmin GPSMap 942xs
Garmin GPSMap 942xs Devin Golden

The new Garmin GPSMap 942xs has built-in Wi-fi in addition to autopilot and pre-loaded maps with inland and coastal charts for versatile anglers.

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Fusion StereoActive

Fusion StereoActive
Fusion StereoActive Devin Golden

The new Fusion StereoActive is waterproof for 1 meter up to 30 minutes. It is available in three colors and can float, with high-quality audio performance in a saltwater setting.

Fusion ActiveSafe

Fusion ActiveSafe
Fusion ActiveSafe Devin Golden

The new Fusion ActiveSafe provides anglers — notably those on kayaks — a storage container for cell phones, keys, wallets and other valuables during a day on the water.

Fusion Active Puck

Fusion Active Puck
Fusion Active Puck Devin Golden

The new Fusion Active Puck provides a place to securely fit either the Fusion StereoActive or Fusion ActiveSafe while out on the water.

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Furuno FCV-1900

FCV1900
FCV1900 Courtesy Furuno

The new Furuno FCV-1900 upgrades the FCV-1200 with three models — the basic version, the CHIRP-option 1900B and the CHIRP-and-convenient-combination 1900G.

Simrad GO9 XSE

Simrad GO9 XSE
Simrad GO9 XSE Devin Golden

Simrad’s GO9 XSE features a larger screen than the previous GO5 and GO7 and can switch between flush against the dash or surface-mounted.

Garmin Vivoactive

Garmin Vivoactive
Garmin Vivoactive Devin Golden

Garmin’s Vivoactive allows boaters to adjust the volume and settings on the Fusion StereoActive wirelessly through their watch.

Fusion MS-RA55

Fusion MS-RA55
Fusion MS-RA55 Devin Golden

The Fusion MS-RA55 is brand new to the market — being released this week — and is small enough to fit in your hand but powerful enough to provide full bluetooth capabilities and remain 360-degrees waterproof.

Furuno DRS4D-NXT Solid State Doppler Radar

Furuno DRS4D-NXT
Furuno DRS4D-NXT Courtesy Furuno

The Furuno DRS4D-NXT is a Solid-State Doppler Radar that rivals the punch of open-array antennas with its RezBoost functionality. It works with both NavNet TZtouch and TZtouch2 MFDs.

Furuno GP1870F

Furuno GP1870F
Furuno GP1870F Devin Golden

The Furuno GP1870F provides anglers a fishfinder-chartplotter combination on a 7-inch color LCD display screen.

Furuno FCV 628

Furuno FCV 628
Furuno FCV 628 Devin Golden

The Furuno FCV 628 is a 5.7-inch color LCD fishfinder with improved separation for accurately targeting fish.

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