Garmin GPSMAP 7608 8" Chartplotter w/J1939 Port, LakeVu HD & g2 Charts

GPSMAP® 7608 8" Chartplotter w/J1939 Port, LakeVü HD & g2 Charts8-inch Fully Network Capable Chartplotter8-inch multi-touch widescreen display (1024 x 600 WSVGA) preloaded with both BlueC...
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GPSMAP® 7608 8" Chartplotter w/J1939 Port, LakeVü HD & g2 Charts

8-inch Fully Network Capable Chartplotter

  • 8-inch multi-touch widescreen display (1024 x 600 WSVGA) preloaded with both BlueChart® g2 U.S. coastal and LakeVü HD maps
  • High-sensitivity internal 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS
  • Fully network capable for Garmin Marine Network and NMEA 2000®, plus NMEA 0183 support
  • Supports GSD™ premium sonar and GCV™ scanning sonar modules
  • Advanced sailing and sail racing features

Designed for cruisers, sailors and sailing racers who demand high performance, ease of operation and feature integration, the GPSMAP 7608 chartplotter with 8-inch multi-touch widescreen display has a 10 Hz internal GPS that updates position and heading 10 times per second. It is fully network capable, including the Garmin Network and NMEA 2000, and offers the conveniences of built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity.

Preloaded BlueChart g2 Maps

In addition to basic charts, tidal stations, currents, depth contours, IALA symbols and included fishing charts, BlueChart g2 offers smooth transitioning between zoom levels and more seamless continuity across chart boundaries. You can customize your screens with Safety Shading that allows you to shade all depth contours shallower than your boat’s safe depth. Fishing charts emphasize bathymetric contours with less visual clutter on the display. And there’s also a choice of standard 2-D direct overhead or 3-D “over-the-bow” map views for easier chart reading and orientation.

Preloaded LakeVü HD Maps

These highly detailed freshwater maps include 17,000+ U.S. lakes, rivers and reservoirs. Included in those are more than 13,000 HD lakes with 1-foot contours shoreline to shoreline; excellent detail of underwater features plus Shallow Water Shading that allows you to designate a minimum depth; interstates, highways, general roads and bridges; designated fishing areas; and points of interest, such as docks, boat ramps, marinas and campgrounds.

Garmin Marine Network and NMEA 2000 Support

Full-network compatibility allows you to add more capabilities to your boat. GPSMAP 7608 supports radar, autopilot, instruments, multiple screens, FUSION-Link, sensors, remote sonar modules, digital switching, thermal cameras, GRID rotary knob, joystick and keypad control and more.

Add Array or Dome Radar

You can add your choice of Garmin marine radar, including our powerful xHD2 open array radars or xHD dome radars that pairs ease of use with advanced open array features.

Network Sharing

GPSMAP 7608 allows you to share features with other compatible GPSMAP units, such as radar, GCV 10 ClearVü and SideVü scanning sonar, GSD 24, GSD 25 and GSD 26 sonar modules, supplemental maps, and user data, including waypoints, routes and tracks. User data entered into 1 chartplotter can be automatically synced with other chartplotters in a network.

Heading and Position Refreshed 10 Times Per Second

Fast, responsive 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS refreshes your position and heading 10 times each second to make your movement on the screen more fluid. It makes dropping up to 5,000 accurate waypoints — and finding your way back to them — quick and easy.

Special Sailing Features

Supported sailing features include laylines, enhanced wind rose, heading and course-over-ground lines, true wind data fields and tide/current/time slider. Gauge displays are designed to provide important need-to-know information at a glance, including true and apparent wind angle, set and drift, true or apparent wind speed, horizontal or vertical graphs, and a data bar with customizable data fields.

Compatible with gWind™ Transducers

Garmin gWind, gWind Wireless and gWind Race transducers feature twin-fin technology with 3-bladed propeller. Connect to the NMEA 2000 and compatible Garmin chartplotters via the GND™ 10 black box bridge.

Black Box Interface

The GND 10 black box interface seamlessly integrates Nexus instruments and sensors with the Garmin family. It converts data between the Nexus network and NMEA 2000 to provide trouble-free compatibility between Nexus and Garmin products.

Upgrade with the Best Maps on the Water

Two SD™ card slots provide expandable memory for accessory map purchases, such as LakeVü HD Ultra or BlueChart g2 Vision.

FUSION-Link Entertainment System

Enjoy the ability to control all compatible FUSION-Link-enabled audio systems directly from your compatible chartplotter display.

The Ultimate Connected Boating App

Built in Wi-Fi gives you access to the free all-in-one ActiveCaptain™ app, so you can manage your marine experience from nearly anywhere. It creates a simple yet powerful connection between your compatible mobile device and your Garmin chartplotter, charts, maps and the boating community. Wherever you are, you’ll have unlimited access to your cartography, the ability to purchase new maps and charts and access to the Garmin Quickdraw™ Contours Community. Stay connected with smart notifications on your chartplotter screen. You can also plan a trip or prefish a lake, and ActiveCaptain will automatically sync with your chartplotter. Even get notifications for software updates, and decide when to download them on your device.

Enhanced Auto Guidance

Just enter the location where you want to go and patented Garmin Auto Guidance² technology instantly searches through relevant charts to create a virtual pathway on the display that helps you avoid low bridges, shallow water and other charted obstructions en route.

Better still, with enhanced Version 2.0, you now have access to even more features and capabilities. You’re able to adjust the calculated Auto Guidance pathway by inserting “via” points at interim stops or landmarks along your desired route. You can easily review hazard points along your calculated path. And you can even engage your compatible Garmin autopilot to follow the Auto Guidance route, automatically. Other 2.0 enhancements give you the ability to calculate arrival times at any point on your route (great for timing arrivals to correspond with bridge openings and other time-critical events). Better still, you can now save your plotted Auto Guidance paths for future navigation by backing them up on an SD™ card with your BlueChart® g2 Vision® or Lake Vü™ HD Ultra cartography¹.

Simplified SOS Calling 

This exclusive SOS safety assist feature makes it easier for anyone – even those not familiar with marine electronics or radio protocols – to quickly call for Coast Guard help in an emergency. By simply tapping the SOS button on the chartplotter’s touchscreen display, your networked Garmin VHF radio will automatically tune to the Channel 16 emergency frequency and a list of possible situations (fire, man overboard, etc.) will be displayed. Once the applicable choice has been selected, the screen will provide a Coast Guard approved VHF radio distress call script, along with the ship’s current lat/long GPS coordinates, that can be read off to responders – thus saving time, averting panic, and providing the essential information needed by rescuers to assure the best possible outcome.

GPX Waypoints Transfer

If you have waypoints, tracks or frequently used routes stored on another manufacturer’s GPS product – or on a Garmin handheld device –  now it’s easier than ever to transfer those items to your new Garmin chartplotter, via industry-standard GPX software formatting. GPX is an open standard format for GPS data exchange across platforms and applications. With this easy-to-use interface technology, Garmin has taken “no waypoint left behind” to a whole new level of trade-up convenience.

Special Sailing Features

To help you gain a wind-maximizing competitive edge, your chartplotter features a pre-race guidance page that shows your virtual starting line, along with data fields showing laylines, time to burn before the start and a race timer that can be synchronized across all your networked Garmin GPS products. In addition, other supported sailing features include an enhanced wind rose, heading and course-over-ground lines, set and drift, true and apparent wind data and more. You can also use available built-in wireless connectivity to access and control a variety of marine-specific apps via compatible smartphones or tablets.

Panoptix™ Down Transducer

With 1 Panoptix Down transducer, you get 3 remarkable views, allowing you to actually see fish and bait swimming around under your boat – in real time. You can even see fish in the water column in 3-D, from the bottom to the surface. You can be stationary yet still see things in 3-D below your boat.

  • LIVEVÜ DOWN :Shows real-time moving sonar images below the boat. This screen shows bait drop echo trail movement in purple with sonar history data at left.
  • REALVÜ 3-D DOWN: Scans the area below the boat from front to back and side to side. This screen shows a school of fish sitting against the back side of vertical face, on port side of boat 35 feet deep.
  • REALVÜ 3-D HISTORICAL: Scrolls through the data as the boat moves to show the history of entire water columns – from the bottom to the surface and all of the fish in between. This screen shows the boat passing over a stream channel with a school of fish between 30 to 40 feet.

Panoptix Forward Transducer

One Panoptix Forward transducer provides 2 impressive views, even while your boat is stationary. It shows the bottom plus fish and bait swimming in the water column in front of your boat – in real time. You can even see your lure as you reel it in. You can also get 3-D views of fish and structure in front of your boat.

  • LIVEVÜ FORWARD: Updates are provided with a single ping, providing real-time moving images of what’s in the water. This screen shows a large target (a diver) approaching the boat.
  • REALVÜ 3-D FORWARD: Digitally scans the area in front of the boat, creating a forward-looking 3-D view of the bottom, structure and fish. This screen shows fish targets at 10 feet and drawing bottom depth of 20 feet.

Create your own HD maps

Quickdraw Contours is a free, easy-to-use software feature already installed on your compatible Garmin combo. It instantly creates your own personalized HD fishing maps with 1-foot contours. Tailor them to fit your needs. They are your maps — you own them. Keep the data to yourself, or share it with the Quickdraw Community on Garmin Connect™. There’s no special surveying expertise required. You just fish while it creates maps. You don’t have to wait around or send your files away like other mapping software requires — your results appear instantly. Use with any of the following sonar transducers:  Garmin Panoptix™, HD-ID™ traditional, CHIRP-enabled, Garmin ClearVü™ or NMEA 2000®-compatible depth. Have more than 1 sonar device installed onboard? Quickdraw Contours automatically selects the most capable sonar device to provide the very best results for you!

Multiple Depth Range Shading

Designate up to 10 different depth ranges each with its own color. Makes it easier to view target depths at a glance.

Commission Autopilot from Chartplotter

To make commissioning easier and more convenient, you can handle the entire autopilot commissioning process from your chartplotter screen.

Axis and FLIR Camera Support

Garmin offers support for select Axis cameras and for select FLIR cameras. These can be used for surveillance and situational awareness on vessels of any size. You can control your camera's pinch-to-zoom and pan/tilt settings with gestures directly on the plotter screen and view video on multiple screens as well as multiple video streams on the same screen. Use an Axis encoder to convert analog camera, such as Garmin GC 10, to video over IP.

Catch All the Action On the Water

This chartplotter supports wireless connections to Garmin VIRB® X and XE action cameras so you can catch all the action during your time on the water. More importantly, with a simple software update, you can control recordings, take still pictures, and stream video from a VIRB X/XE action camera to your GPSMAP® 7400/7600 series chartplotter or 8000/8400/8600 series Glass Helm chartplotter. In fact, you can stream video from up to 4 VIRB X/XE action cameras and view the video on a compatible marine chartplotter. You can even view previously captured images and videos on the chartplotter and display thumbnail previews for easy selection. Control play, pause, seek and replay from your chartplotter. There’s even an automatic slide show mode and the ability to delete unwanted VIRB images or videos. Each VIRB can be named for easy identification. You can also control your VIRB cameras to change VIRB video settings, including aspect ratio, video resolution, frames per second, photo size, field of view and more — directly from the marine chartplotter. Send NMEA 2000 boat information from the chartplotter to VIRB X/XE to be overlaid as G-Metrix™ data on the video using VIRB Edit or the VIRB mobile app. Some data requires optional accessories.

In The Box

  • GPSMAP 7608 J1939 preloaded with U.S. BlueChart® g2 and U.S. LakeVü™ HD
  • J1939 connector which offers a dedicated CAN port for receiving engine data
  • Power/data cable
  • NMEA 2000® drop cable
  • T-connector
  • Bail mount with knobs
  • Flush mount kit
  • Protective cover
  • Documentation

Connections

  • Garmin Marine Network™ Ports: 2
  • NMEA 2000® Port: 1
  • NMEA 0183 Input Ports: 2
  • NMEA 0183 Output Ports: 2
  • J1939 Port: 1
  • Video Input Ports:  1 Composite
  • Video Output Ports: None
  • Wireless Connectivity: Yes

iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

¹BlueChart® g2 Vision® or LakeVü™ HD Ultra SD card is required for this technology.
²Auto Guidance is for planning purposes only and does not replace safe navigation operations.

WarningWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Specifications:

  • Card Format: SD
  • Cartography - Preloaded: Yes
  • Cartography Brand: Garmin
  • Internal/External Antenna: Both
  • Resolution (VxH): 1024 x 600
  • Screen Size: 8
  • Screen Type: Color
  • Touchscreen: Yes
  • Waterproof Rating: Waterproof
  • Waypoints/Routes: 5,000/100
  • Box Dimensions: 9"H x 10"W x 13"L WT: 6.4 lbs
  • UPC: 753759158965

Owner's Manual (pdf)

BOE Marine is known for providing the absolute best installations on the brands we carry. We are pleased to expand our footprint in partnership with companies that share the same ideals as us. Listed below you will find our Installation Partners in key regions around the country. You can contact these companies directly and get the same great service you expect from BOE Marine. Through our partnerships you are able to order your equipment at the best prices, tax free, from our website. Then have one of our Installation Partners perform a high quality installation.

Our program is built upon a high degree of accountability. Our Installation Partners expect us to give great advice, prices, and supply all of the parts needed for the install. And we expect our Installation Partners to provide an expert installation in a timely manner and provide support for any equipment malfunctions or installation issues.

As the customer, you can be assured that you are buying from a dealer authorized in the brands we carry. And you will receive uncompromising advice and support on the local level from the Installation Partner, or via phone with BOE Marine. We feel there is no better package to get you the best pricing along with experienced local service.

Mid-Atlantic (MD, DE, DC)
Serviced by BOE Marine 866-735-5926

North Carolina (Lake Norman Area)

Serviced by BOE Marine of Lake Norman 866-735-5926

Florida West Coast (Tampa/St Pete Area)

Bluewater Custom Marine - 727-488-7171

Mobile Electronics Installation
St. Petersburg, FL
CONTACT: Martin Warren
Email: bluewatercustommarine@gmail.com
http://www.bluewatercustommarine.com

Fort Lauderdale - Miami Dade

Parker Yacht - 954-463-1515
225 SW 32nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
CONTACT: Ole Parker
Email: oparker@parkeryacht.com
http://www.parkeryacht.com

Palm Beach County

Marine Electronics Solutions - 561-427-1040
3866 Prospect Ave #8
West Palm Beach, FL 33404
CONTACT: Billy Byers
Email: info@mes-fl.com

Alabama

HMS Marine Electric, LLC - 251-591-3283
400 Myrtle Avenue
Fairhope, AL 36532
CONTACT: Maclin Smith Jr.
Email: hmsmithjr@bellsouth.net
Website

Cape Cod & Islands

Dempsey Marine Electronics & Electrical - 508-360-1094
234 Queen Anne Road #2
Harwich Mass 02645
CONTACT: Tom Dempsey
Email: tom@dempseymarine.com
http://www.dempseymarine.com

Texas - Houston/Galveston & Surrounding Areas

Bill Platt Electronics - 409-739-3489
3501 Tallow Forest St
Dickinson, TX 77539
CONTACT: Bill Platt
Email: jplatt76@comcast.net
http://billplattfishing.com

Washington DC / Occoquan

Jimmy's Mobile Marine
James Deuterman
9192 Big Springs Loop
Bristow, VA 20136
703-801-9488
Email: jdeuterman72@yahoo.com

Baton Rouge, LA

David Wade Marine
Casey
18150 Petroleum Dr
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
(225) 752-3789
Email: david@davidwademarine.com

Bermuda

Spar Yard Marine
Kareem
6 Spar Lane Sandy’s, MA01
Bermuda
Email: kareem@sparyard.bm

Long Island, NY

Jeff's Marine Electronics
8 Rugby Dr
Shirley, NY 11967
631-874-0070 or 908-285-0007 (cell)

Southern New Jersey

Jersey Boy Marine Electronics - 609-425-1676
Mobile Electronics Installation / FCC inspections
Cape May Court House, NJ
CONTACT: Robert Gauntt
Email: jerseyboymarineelectronics@gmail.com

Installers - Do you have what it takes to be an Authorized BOE Installation Partner?  If you can demonstrate a proven track record of impeccable customer service and expert installations then we will consider adding you to this list in markets not already covered. Please email service@boemarine.com to inquire.

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