Let’s get to our specialty: New Marine Electronics 2016 Style

The rapidly changing technology of the world doesnt exclude marine electronics by a long shot! Just like the iPhone you bought last year, it’s old news and sometthing bigger or better rather has already replaced. And so it goes with marine electronics…let’s review a few of the new guys to hit the market in 2016.

The Raymarine eS Series

They feature the newest LightHouse operating system &  a 7-inch, 9-inch, or 12-inch HybridTouch multifunction displays. This multifunction rotary controller, Raymarine’s eS series replaced the e generation. Out to sea, I found the rotary control extremely user-friendly & the latest LightHouse brilliantly genius. Wi-Fi, GPS, & fishfinding are all built into this brain, & the eS can be expanded w/ HD color radar, CHIRP or CHIRP DownVision sonar, IP & thermal cameras, multiple displays, autopilot, digital switching, engine data, & even….entertainment systems! The 7-inch units hit the market in April The 9 & 12-inch units in June 2016. They are priced are $1,099, $2,299, & $3,499 to start! Check them out at: http://www.raymarine.com/

And how about the: Iris NightRunner2 and NightPilot

For my seriously techy boaters, the Iris NightRunner camera system is upgraded & tagged dubbed version “2.” What upgrades are worth your time & dollar? An incredibly improved daylight camera w/ a 10x optical zoom & 10x digital zoom. Thermal imaging is also boostimg w/ upgraded vanadium-oxide thermal core. The camera comes w/ a housing & control pad that allow for 360-degree rotation plus a 180-degree tilt. Price, including the controller for the Nightrunner 2 is $4,995 at release! 

Also NEW from Iris is their NightPilot, a gyro-stabilized thermal imager that has an 8x digital zoom. The 3-sensor gyro has a tilt range of 140 degrees & a user-adjustable trim. The 320 x 240 resolution thermal core is U.S.-MADE, & the color palette can be inverted. $5,000 is the asking price for this beauty upon release.F or more information & other info, visit: 


We, Coastie Marine in Panama City, FL would love to install these beauties & more of these incredible technological gadgets for you! Contact us for more info: 850-896-9147 or visit our webpage http://www.coastiemarine.com

Don’t pay dealer prices on installation of marine electronics. Support your local vet owned small business and we will cut those prices in half!


Author: coastiemarineblog

Marine Electrician, retired from the US Coast Guard. Over 14 years experience as a marine electrician and current owner of Coastie Marine Services. www.coastiemarine.com

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