Buyers Guides

  1. All new Raymarine Cyclone Solid State Radar for Boats

    Raymarine has just announced their all new Cyclone open array radar.  What makes it so new and great?  First, this is Raymarine's first open array solid state radar.  They've been doing this new technology for years with their Quantum domes, but now offer it in open array. Solid state radars generally use less power, emit less radiation, turn on faster, and most importantly the signal can be manipulated more. This last feature results in improved image quality, and some neat features. 

    The image quality is improved because this radar uses CHIRP (Compressed high intensity radar pulse).  This sends out a blast of frequencies and listens back for all of them.  To explain this at the most basic level, if a target is shown on multiple frequencies and missing on a few others, the system determines it is a real target. Conversely if a target only shows up on a

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  2. Simrad NSS evo3S Buyers Guide

    We take a brief look at the all new Simrad Evo 3S Series in 9", 12", and 16" Versions

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  3. Garmin ECHOMAP Series Buyers Guides

    The Garmin Echomap Buyers Guide is here. Take a look at this awesome product family with us.

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  4. Radar for Your Boat

    Radars are the greatest collision avoidance system made for the recreational boater. Marine radars allow you to navigate through darkness, fog and choppy weather conditions. Today, radars are compact units that draw minimal electricity and fit boats as small as 18' in length. Radar can be a real life saver when paired with the best electronics package. Consider the following questions when browsing for a radar:

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  5. The Ultimate Airmar Mix & Match Compatibility Guide

    Find your compatible Mix and Match cable!
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  6. Choosing the Correct Life Raft for Your Needs

    We'll help you choose the right liferaft for your needs. Read this guide to learn all about liferafts.

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  7. Simrad Cruise Buyers Guide 5, 7, 9

    In 2019 Simrad has introduced their new Cruise Series.  These units are offered in 5, 7 and 9 inch versions.  If you are in need of a full featured chartplotter and a capable sonar then the Cruise should be all you need.  And with the low price point, you may be able to get a larger screen size than you could with other units.  The Cruise Series is ideal for boats with simple navigational needs.  Wakeboard boats, small fishing boats, express cruisers and sail boats. 

    Simrad Cruise - What you need to know:

    • They share a similar menu and interface to Simrad top of the line series. 
    • There is an internal GPS antenna
    • The built-in Sonar is CHIRP, it uses the Lowrance Hook2 style plug. There is an adapter available to allow older Simrad/Lowrance 7 Pin Blue transducers to work on it.  The unit will only handle 83/200 frequencies. 
    • A transom mounted 83/200 trans
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  8. Garmin Panoptix LiveScope System

    Garmin recently introduced the Panoptix LiveScope transducer featuring live, real time scanning sonar. Pick your targets and skip waisting casts. The transducer can be mounted on a trolling motor for forward and down views, or on the transom for downward-looking views.

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  9. Simrad Launches New RS40 Fixed Mount VHF

    Introducing Simrad's new mid-level VHF radio, the RS40, newest replacement to the RS35. Simrad decided to take it to the next level with the new affordable VHF which features Track Buddy, Navigation Mode, Built in AIS and the option to add up to two wireless handsets. Purchase your new Simrad RS40 at BOE Marine with expert advice, free shipping, and the best shopping experience.

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  10. Active Imaging by Simrad and Lowrance

    The new Active imaging 3-in-1 transom mount transducer was released this Fall. You can now have extremely detailed, high resolution imaging without losing range. Active imaging bundles CHIRP sonar with the new Active imaging down scan and side scan views giving you total coverage below your boat.

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