• Crystal clear sunlight viewable TFT color LCD or Silver backed,
high contrast monochrome LCD
• Simple touch 8 button Keypad
• Auto red night vision feature – color LCD
• True heading...
Superior Positioning Accuracy with SBAS Correction!
- SBAS, Satellite Based Augmentation Systems, are fully...
Fully compliant with New IMO requirements.
- Meeting with New IMO requirements MSC.112(73) and IEC 61108-1 Ed.2 for SOLAS...
A smart navigation solution that fits perfect into your console
Compact in size, yet big on features and performance, the FURUNO GP33 is the perfect GPS navigator for a wide range of vessels. This...
Compact in size, waterproof, yet big on power, features and performance, Furuno’s GP32 is perfect for a wide range of smaller fishing boats and pleasure craft.
The GP450X is a feature packed yet compact stand alone GPS navigator with a 12 parallel channel receiver with SBAS (Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems) support. The GPS processor within the GP450X is able to perform high speed processing giving you fast position updating. A cost effective solution for a compact, full featured plotter suitable for any coastal, fishing or pleasure craft.
How to choose this product
A marine GPS (global positioning system) is an electronic navigational device which uses satellite signals to calculate its precise geographic position in terms of latitude and longitude.
Simpler, faster and more precise than a sextant, the GPS has become nearly indispensable for offshore navigation. It is found aboard nearly every vessel of every type.
Most of these instruments have a screen showing a variety of data, including position, speed over ground and true course. If the instrument also functions as a chart plotter, the boat's position is visible at a glance from its graphic representation.
The GPS can register waypoints and indicate deviation from a preset course. Combination units may have a screen showing radar, depth-finder, video-camera and other data. They can also communicate with other instruments aboard via the NMEA 183 or 2000 standard. Connected to the vessel's computer, they can furnish data to a navigation program such as OpenCPN.
How to choose
The number of channels indicates the number of satellites the GPS can use simultaneously. This determines positioning speed and accuracy. Deck-mounted units should be waterproof and have a screen readable in direct sunlight. Portable models can be used ashore, as well as aboard.
- Easy, rapid, precise positioning
- Indicates speed and course over ground
- Requires batteries or on-board power
- Dependent on proper satellite function