Garmin introduces GPSMAP 9000 chartplotter series

GPSMAP 9000 chartplotter

Marine electronics manufacturer Garmin has unveiled its flagship GPSMAP 9000 chartplotter series with improved specifications.

Available with 19”, 22”, 24” or 27” touchscreen displays, Garmin’s latest all-in-one chartplotters offer 4K resolution, powered by a processor that is seven times faster than previous generations.

The new Garmin BlueNet gigabit network is said to provide comprehensive connectivity throughout the vessel with improved networking speeds, allowing captains to link the GPSMAP 9000 series with multiple chartplotters, cameras, radars, sonars and more.

“For decades, mariners have been relying on Garmin’s GPSMAPs to help them navigate waters all over the world,” says Dan Bartel, Garmin‘s vice president of global consumer sales. “Building on that success, we’re thrilled to unveil the 9000 series with bigger, best-in-class displays, lightning-fast processing speeds and the ultimate connected boating experience on the new Garmin BlueNet network.”

GPSMAP 9000 chartplotter

The GPSMAP 9000 delivers Garmin’s fastest map drawing and Auto Guidance+ routing, the firm says, thanks to processing power seven times higher than previous generations. This boosted processing power should benefit all onboard sensors like sonar, radar, cameras, video and digital switching.

The 9000 series can also connect to compatible existing Garmin marine systems, including other GPSMAP chartplotters, radars, autopilots, sensors via NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183 networks.

Engine monitoring lets captains keep tabs on engine data performance like rpm, speed, fuel flow, temperature, and exceedance warnings. Meanwhile, OneHelm integrated digital switching offers full support for the EmpirBus system and other third-party monitoring, control and automation solutions.

Captains can also control and see footage directly on the chartplotter, including the option to display a live 360-degree bird’s-eye view of the vessel during low-speed manoeuvres such as docking in a tight spot with Garmin’s Surround View Camera System (camera system sold separately).

A GPSMAP 9000 chartplotter can also be paired with a compatible Garmin smartwatch for remote control of key MFD features, including chart zoom, autopilot control and more.

Expected to be available by October 2023, the GPSMAP 9000 series has retail pricing starting at £9,049.99. A GPS 24xd position receiver and antenna with multi-band GPS is included with each MFD.

In August, Garmin posted its second-quarter results for 2023, showing a return to consolidated net growth with revenue gains in three of its five operating segments.

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