Value Picks

These electronic gadgets will get you the best bang for your buck. Make sure you don't miss out!


Vesper AIS WatchMate 850 Transponder

PROs:

  • No external black boxes
  • Alarm prioritization (sounds most crucial alarms first)
  • Anchor watch with alarm

CONs:

  • Does not output N2K
  • Only 320x240 resolution
  • No PC connectivity

Maretron DSM150 3.5” Multi-Function Colour Display

PROs:

  • Shallow, flush mount installation
  • Bright 800 NIT display with small bezel
  • User configurable screens

CONs:

  • Does not display AIS data
  • Average display resolution

ProMariner ProNautic P 1200 Series

PROs:

  • Automatic temperature compensation and built-in safety
  • Power Factor Correction, global AC input
  • Works with Flooded, AGM, GEL and other batteries

CONs:

  • Cannot be paired with another charger for higher output

Icom IC-M73

PROs:

  • Rapid desktop and cigarette lighter charger included
  • Last call voice recording function
  • Bright, high intensity LCD

CONs:

  • Waterproof speaker-microphone optional

Bad Elf BE GPS1000

PROs:

  • Small form factor fits on a keychain
  • Free app upgrade to CoPilot Live HD with purchase
  • Male and female connector tips enables iOS charging while in use

CONs:

  • Separate adapter needed for devices with Apple Lighting connector

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