GPS & Navigation
Whether you are avid fisherman or a seagoing boater, you rely on your instruments to get you where you want to go. Doesn't matter if it is your favorite fishing hole or to a remote island miles away, your instruments have to be reliable. That's why we stock a large variety of instruments to fulfill your navigation needs.
Today's marine and outdoor sport electronics are changing every day and we provide all your needs in the areas of GPS, Fishfinders, Chartplottters, Personal Locators, Radios, and Compasses - adding to our lines with the latest and greatest as they are released.. And if it's accessories you need or just a chart to plug into your existing unit, we have you covered.
Choose from the top brands in the industry at highly discounted pricing.
For your GPS and Navigation accessory needs you will find cables, add-ons, covers, mounts and brackets and many other essential accessories for your equipment.
AIS – an acronym for Automatic Identification System have been legally required for larger vessels allowing vessels to see each other via a radar type of plotting on their chart plotters. With an AIS receiver and their existing plotter, along with the correct antenna they are set. Set up as Class A (commercial vessels) and Class B (smaller vessels) they function similarly but differ by the signals sent (every 2 seconds for Class A and every 30 seconds for Class B).
An Auto-Pilot gives the helmsman (which may very well be you) a break from being hands on the wheel. The unit steers a pre-determined course and can even work with your GPS to pre-established waypoints (saved locations) you determine.
Designed for a variety of uses from the avid golfer, to the hunter, for use at sporting events or on the water , you can find the right binocular or spotting scope with the right features in this category of products. With outstanding features such as being waterproof and/or fog proof, with a variety of view and range specifications and with some including specific features such as night vision or providing a compass, the selection is almost endless and definitely provides a selection for any need. The top names in the industry are represented including Bushnell, Steiner and Pentax, to name a few.
Although not always "black," a black box is a term used to encompass an electronics device that is self-contained in a sealed box. Usually you will see these as add-ons to other units including sonar/sounder bolt ons.
Whether your requirements are for paper charts or the latest in electronic cartography sources, this is your first stop for finding just the right format. In addition, there are endless combinations of specific cartography for your needs from the US, North America and other areas of the world. When you need to find your way there or back, or need to find the hottest fishing spots, there is cartography solutions for your situation. Available in a variety of manufacturer specific cartography to universally loadable.
A Chartplotter combines the technology of a GPS receiver and enhances it with a display of electronic charts and/or maps. GPS – Global Positioning System is the modern era navigational system available for land and/or sea. It can pinpoint where you are at any moment, anywhere. Using satellites to determine your location through your receiver, it has become an essential tool for boaters, auto travelers and a variety of outdoor sport applications. Specifically a marine GPS Chartplotter “plots” where you are going and where you have been. It includes the ability to save locations, or "Waypoints," for future use.
For a compass you can rely on, for your boat, RV, auto, kayak or a variety of other needs look to an extensive line of dependable tools in an endless array of mounting options. Whether you need a flush mount, dash mount, with bracket or in digital you have countless choices for one essential product.
EPIRB, an acronym for Emergency (Electronic) Position-Indicating Radio Beacon is not only the latest in electronics, but has become essential for all those that take extreme sports to another level. Proven to be a determining factor in rescues your need for the best in class of these products is essential. If and when an emergency develops and you are in need of assistance, the EPIRB will deliver the signal needed for you to be found.
We know why you want the best Fishfinder you can get on the market! It’s all about the catch. Today’s Fishfinder incorporates the best of technology to assist in one of the oldest sports known to man. Your Fishfinder is an echo sounder, or sonar, designed to detect fish under and around your boat. Converted to graphics on your display it enables you to have that edge you want in finding the depth to locate your next catch. From the leaders in the industry we bring you every possible option on the market. Space, screen quality, power, frequency, touch screen or conventional and connectivity are all detailed in your options here at First Choice Marine.
GPS – Global Positioning System is the modern era navigational system available for land and/or sea. It can pinpoint where you are at any moment, anywhere. Using satellites to determine your location through your receiver, it has become an essential tool for boaters, auto travelers and a variety of outdoor sport applications. GPS Equipment includes a variety of accessories and essentials for the long list of GPS applications.
All the accessories you need for your handheld GPS unit. This includes charging options, mounting brackets , antennas, adapters and cases.
There are units that come complete with everything you need – from charger to case as well as units that offer SD slots for all the latest navigational software. Many are also radio integrated for a full package. Small, but mighty, many of these handheld GPS units offer the same quality features as any other GPS but with portability. Ranging from the basic economical to sophisticated high-end, there is something for everyone’s need.
The usual defining decision is fixed mount or handheld, but these days there are always more choices and marine radios is no exception. Either way, a quality marine radio is essential for on board communication. Other features include a hailer, display options and antenna requirements. Other products that fall in this category include CD radios, radios integrated with GPS units, two way radios (FMS and GMRS) and single side band radios.
Every mounting configuration and material for all your GPS and Navigation equipment needs is represented here, and if you can’t find it we’ll do our best to seek it out for you. Once you’ve found the perfect mounting situation then lock it down with one of our locking systems.
Multi-function displays offer the use of a single screen or display to integrate your essential marine electronic needs from your chartplotter to fishfinder, AIS transceiver, autopilot controls and engine performance functions without the need for a dash covered in a variety of display units.
Relying on your instruments is essential and with that we bring you some of the top names in marine instrumentation. The need to have accurate readings of boat speed, water temp, depth, fuel flow and many others is not taken lightly. The manufacturers of our product line do not take it lightly in providing reliable instrumentation for our customers. When you need your next marine gauge, review this category.
When networking your key systems for your marine electronics there are always going to be a long list of accessories you are going to want to look at for those systems. Find here your cables, connectors, and probes. Remember, if you can’t find it we are here to assist in any way possible.
Radar – another acronym – Radio Detection and Ranging, uses electromagnetic waves in identifying range, altitude, direction or speed of both moving and fixed objects. Radar for the boater gives the ability to see a display of 360 degrees enabling vision of things many times missed by human sight. This is very helpful in instances of darkness or when visibility conditions are poor.
Radar Arrays are usually an option for your radar antenna needs on larger vessels. The array offers more range for a more powerful radar unit used primarily by larger vessels (information supports vessels in the range of over 40 -50 feet). It also provides better target discrimination with the wider range it offers.
Radar Domes (sometimes referred to as radomes) serve to protect from the elements the antenna workings required to operate your radar system. Another function of the “dome” versus an exposed antenna system is reducing drag and also serves as a safety feature to avoid antennas that swivel without protective cover. For smaller vessels, the dome is also a space saving device for your radar antenna needs.
When you start your search for a satellite phone considerations include reliability in any weather condition, clarity of sound and battery life. Another consumer consideration for choosing a satellite phone is ease of use and the same reliable features as a standard land line or cell phone.
Bringing our customers what they need is what we do best, and if we don’t have it we make every effort to locate the product you need. We bring you a vast array of software for your navigational needs including vessel monitoring, topo maps, course planning and more that interface, in many cases, from your PC to your device. If you don't see what you need, please let us know.
To put it in the simplest of terms, your transducer serves as the sonar unit’s antenna converting electric energy from the transmitter to high frequency sound. Available in a variety of mounting including thru hull (shoot thru and bolt thru), transom mounts and trolling motor mounts. Remember that you must match the transducer's frequency to your sonar unit.
What weather do you want to track? The temperature, the barometric pressure or more? From the simple to the sophisticated we have something for everyone in endless combinations. From decorative units that offer thermometers, hygrometers and barometers to those that offer information on the tides to essential units that include dew point and wind velocity and direction. No matter what your need, from basic to intuitive units designed to be your own personal weather report, check out these state of the art units.