If you have been shopping for electronics, trolling motors, and just about everything else you'll notice just about everything is backordered. It is a real problem. We at BOE like to think outside of the box to put pieces together that will work for you and get you back on the water as soon as possible. 

The backorder on Garmin 1243xsv seems to be a never ending battle. We get updates from Garmin regularly and they are currently pushing new orders 12 weeks out.

We've put together this article to help you understand the differences between the units and how we can help.


Garmin 1243xsv BACKORDERED UNTIL JULY https://www.boemarine.com/garmin-gpsmap-1243xsv-combo-gps-fishfinder-preloaded-us-canada-bahamas-bluechart-g3-lakev-g3.html

This unit comes packed with Garmin Bluechart G3 and LakeVu G3 charts, 1280 x 800 pixel screen resolution, 2 Garmin Network Ports, Internal GPS Antenna, 2 Micro SD slots, and a single channel 12-pin 1kW Chirp sonar port.

Garmin 1223xsv IN STOCK https://www.boemarine.com/garmin-gpsmap-1223xsv-combo-gps-fishfinder-worldwide.html

This model has a Worldwide basemap, 1280 x 800 pixel screen resolution, 2 Garmin Network Ports, Internal GPS Antenna, 2 Micro SD slots, and a single channel 12-pin 1kW Chirp sonar port.

So what's the difference? This unit does not have the pre-loaded G3 charts. An easy fix to make this unit comparable to the 1243xsv is to add a G3 Vision card. https://www.boemarine.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=g3+vision

Right now Garmin is running a rebate though 07/04/21.. purchase a qualifying unit AND a G3 Vision card and receive a $200 mail in rebate. Now you have even better charts than what is preloaded on a 1243xsv.

View qualifying units here https://static.garmincdn.com/Promotions/spring21visionplotterrebate.pdf


Garmin 1243 IN STOCK https://www.boemarine.com/garmin-gpsmap-1243-chartplotter-preloaeded-us-canada-bahamas-bluechart-g3-lakev-g3.html

The 1243 comes preloaded with Garmin Bluechart G3 and LakeVu G3 charts, 1280 x 800 pixel screen resolution, 2 Garmin Network Ports, Internal GPS Antenna, and 2 Micro SD slots.

How is this different from the Garmin 1243xsv? This unit does NOT have an internal sounder module. This makes a great secondary display. Connect to a 1223xsv or 1243xsv with ethernet and NMEA2000 to have full sonar/chart/radar capabilities. 

Garmin 1223 IN STOCK https://www.boemarine.com/garmin-gpsmap-1223-non-sonar-w-worldwide-basemap.html

This model has a Worldwide basemap, 1280 x 800 pixel screen resolution, 2 Garmin Network Ports, Internal GPS Antenna, and 2 Micro SD slots. 

How is this different from the Garmin 1223xsv? This unit does NOT have an internal sounder module. This makes a great secondary display. Connect to a 1223xsv or 1243xsv with ethernet and NMEA2000 to have full sonar/chart/radar capabilities. 


The Bottom Line:

If you have a backorder for the 1243xsv, consider buying the 1223xsv + a Garmin G3 Vision card for the same outcome. After rebate, you spend about $80 more and you have a better chart. 

Need 2 units? Purchase a 1223xsv and 1243 and no need for a seperate chart. Connect the two together though a network cable (shares sonar and radar), and NMEA2000 (shares waypoints, tracks, trails and any external NMEA2000 devices) for  full sonar/chart/radar capabilities.