Advice & How-To
Here is an overview of fishfinder features to help you make the right choice.
By Tom Burden, Last updated: 8/5/2019
Easy-to-install, “plug-n-play” networks are now the norm. Learn about NMEA 2000, CAN Bus and Ethernet-based networks.
By Tom Burden, Last updated: 4/5/2019
Marine radar is the best collision avoidance system ever developed for boaters. Learn about the latest radar technology available.
By Tom Burden, Last updated: 5/29/2020
West Marine carries all the marine electronics your boat needs. You’ll find navigation electronics, marine communication electronics, safety electronics, fishing electronics and entertainment electronics like marine stereos and satellite TV for your boat.
We carry chartplotters, marine handheld GPS, marine autopilot systems and multifunction displays from brands like Garmin, Simrad, Raymarine, Humminbird, B&Gand Lowrance. West Marine also offers sailing instruments and sailboat electronics that navigate using laylines.
West Marine carries many brands in fishing electronics, from marine depth finders to fish finders and transducers. Check out our wireless, Bluetooth®-controlled trolling motors!
It is important to stay in communication when on the water. West Marine carries VHF antennas, fixed-mount and handheld VHF radios from brands like Shakespeare, Standard Horizon, iCOM and many others. Additional electronics may be necessary to secure your boat and crew. You’ll find radar, boat security, personal safety devices like PLBs, EPIRBs and more at West Marine. Choose from trusted marine safety brands like ACR and SPOT.
Listening to music on your boat makes a great time on the water. West Marine carries a great selection of marine speakers, subwoofers, receivers and amplifiers. We carry brands like FUSION, Dual, West Marine, JL Audio, Poly-Planar, Clarion and others.
Whatever your marine electronics needs, West Marine makes it possible to learn about, compare and buy your boating electronics in one place. Be sure to select a marine battery that will keep all your devices running!