Optimize Your View of the Sea and Beyond
Whether you are a professional who works on the water as a guide, captain, or operator, or as a world traveler who spends hours on the water exploring and sailing as far as the eye can see, marine binoculars are a necessary item for your dry bag.
The magnification power and diameter of the objective lens (front lens furthest away from the eye) will be your driving and determining factor as to which marine binocular is best suited for your needs, duties, or adventures.
For non-stabilized binoculars, the magnification sweet spot is around 7x power for boats under 50 feet. Binoculars with image stabilizing compensate for the motion of a boat and help to steady images and keep them within view. Binoculars with autofocus help you to quickly zero in on what you want to view.
One of the specifications that we give for all the binoculars we sell is “Field of View”. This is the horizontal limit to what you can see at 1,000 yards. West Marine 10 x 15 Waterproof Binoculars have an excellent field of view of 289 feet at 1,000 yards.
And for observations that require more detail and data, features like a rangefinder or built-in compass (check out the West Marine Coastal 400C 7 x 50) will provide you with the information you need in the blink of an eye, literally. You will be able to take a bearing, determine the range to a feature on shore and navigate with ease.
With their ocean-proven, rugged, waterproof, rubber-coated construction, you can trust in our marine binoculars when you are on the water or out in the field.
Accessory straps are also available, to keep your valuable gear close.