What Does Your Boat Need?

What Does Your Boat Need? | Garmin

So you bought a boat. Now what?

Life on the water is great, but it can come with a lot of questions. You probably need some technology or additional equipment, but how do you know what to look for? Do you need sonar? Which chartplotter is right for you? What is a chartplotter?

No worries. We’ve got you covered. We make some of the best technology for all types of boaters, and we’ve made it easy for you to find out what you need. Start by scrolling down to learn a little bit more about marine technology, and why you might want to use it on your boat. We’ve made a list of everything you might need, organized by how they help you make the most of your time on the water.

For Navigating

Whether you have a coastal power boat, a fishing boat you use on local lakes or a sailboat, we’ve got all the navigation equipment to help you plot the course for your next adventure.

For Fishing

Do you get out on the water for the fish? If you’re looking for the catch of a lifetime, then these products are built for you. The sonar capabilities in Garmin fishfinders make fishing so easy, it almost feels like cheating. 

For Entertaining

What is the point of a party on the water if you can’t crank the tunes? Whether you’re into flashy, heavy bass or something a little more subtle, we have a full suite of marine entertainment products to help you customize a sound system for your boat.

For Sailing

If your picture-perfect day on the water includes a sailboat, you might need help to harness the wind — literally. We have some great instruments (code for screens that will show you all the wind, wind angle and depth data you could want) and sensors to help you capture that data.

For Staying Safe

Ideally, this is a priority for everyone on the water, regardless of whether you’re into speed racing, partying on pontoons or somewhere in between.