Garmin to unveil a brand new stand at the Sydney International Boat Show

These are times that call for fresh thinking and new choices, especially in your boat’s electronics. Continuing the 2011 season at the Sydney International Boat Show, Garmin is proud to unveil a brand new stand featuring the broadest, brightest and best selection of marine products it has ever offered.

The innovation in marine navigation continues with the new, network ready GPSMAP 6000 and 7000 series of Garmin network chartplotters. This new series features G-MotionTM, providing lightning fast map-drawing speeds. GPSMAP 7000 touchscreen series is available in 12 or 15 inch and the GPSMAP 6000 soft touch button series are available in 8 or 12 inch bright and colourful displays. These fast, dual processor powered chartplotters are the perfect addition to your network system.

The evolution continues with the GPSMAP 750(s), the world’s first 7-inch touchscreen chartplotter. These stand alone units combine a stunning array of navigation features with real affordability. Preloaded with Australia and New Zealand marine charts, the GPSMAP 750(s) comes with an Ethernet port that allows you to connect with selected Garmin radars and a high speed processor for exceptional redraw, zoom and refresh rates.

Also on display will be the impressive GPSMAP 400 and 500 series. These units provide great value in a compact 4 inch (400 series) or 5 inch (500 series) easy to use interface. With NMEA connectivity for plug and play system integration, these units interface with Garmins full lineup of NMEA 2000 marine sensors, autopilots, and other third party sensors. With preloaded Australia and New Zealand Bluechart cartography, these units are feature packed at a new affordable price.

Check out the new line of Garmin echo™ series fishfinders that feature exclusive Garmin HD-ID™ tracking technology to make catching the big ones even easier and more affordable with better separation and definition of images. And with Garmin’s SmoothScaling™ echo seamlessly transitions from shallow to deeper waters. Garmin also provides a range of mariner-friendly handhelds with large, crisp displays and they’re completely submersible and they float even if dropped overboard. If you’re into boating, hunting or fishing, you can use the built-in celestial data, which includes sunrise/sunset times and a hunting and fishing calendar. If you’re looking for the ultimate high-performance marine handheld, take your pick from the GPSMAP 78 series. Featuring a bright 2.6-inch LCD color display with built-in basemap and high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix, the GPSMAP 78 series takes recreational navigation to a new level. It’s waterproof, includes a built-in microSD™ card slot for loading additional maps and has a dedicated MOB (man over board) button.

Garmin’s new GHP™ 12 sailboat autopilot system as seen on Bavaria Yachts will be showcased at the Garmin stand. Designed for 20 to 70 foot sailboats with linear-driven (non-tiller) rudder steering systems, the GHP 12 is a powerful below-deck autopilot that combines low power draw and energy-saving features with a full range of hands-freeing capabilities: heading hold, wind hold, step turns, tack/jibe, MFD route following and more (when interfaced with your boat’s compatible wind sensor and onboard GPS). A built-in rate gyro maintains precise turn response and stability – even in following seas. And NMEA 2000® connectivity assures easy installation and networking.

Look no further for all your marine electronics requirements than Garmin, the marine experts. For more information, visit the Garmin stand in Hall 1, stand 177. Or go to