New Electronics


Package Deal

The A65 from Raymarine integrates a GPS chart plotter with a digital fishfinder in one compact unit. Using HD Digital Fishfinder Technology, the A65 provides dual-frequency performance with 500 watts of RMS power, while automatically adjusting 220 sonar parameters per second to eliminate clutter. Storing 1,000 waypoints and 50 routes, the plotter can use optional CompactFlash memory cards and comes with a 12-channel DGPS. The yoke-mounted, submersible A65 has a high-resolution, 6.5-inch sunlight-viewable display and a suggested retail price of $1,399. Raymarine; (800) 539-5539;

Chart Topper

The plug-and-play cartridges loaded with Navionics Platinum Charts pack a GPS plotter with easy-to-use information, including navigation charts, satellite photos, 3-D bathymetric charts, information on port services and more. The charts allow information to be blended or shown comparatively on split screens and sell for $499. Navionics; (800) 848-5896;

Power Up

Xantrex XC Series battery chargers can charge up to three different battery types simultaneously. The "smart" chargers eliminate over- and undercharging, adjust to a wide range of AC power sources and have fuseless reverse-polarity and moisture protection. Equipped with a digital display and a versatile design, the XC Series chargers can be mounted upright or horizontally. Prices start at $480. Xantrex Technology; (604) 422-8595;