2021's Best Fishfinders/Sonars
7/12/2021

Searching for the right multifunction display or fishfinder or just about any other piece of electronics for your boat can be a bewildering experience because of all the brands and models to pick from. Identifying the one that has the functions and features you need can be daunting. We’re here to help.

Below we share the results of an exercise we do every year at Marine Electronics Journal. We call it the Best & Brightest Marine Electronics. We ask manufacturers to name the one model in a particular category of boating electronics they consider to be their best. It’s not necessarily the most technically advanced or newest or the one with the most whistles and buzzers, but rather the model they rate highest in that category for one reason or another. Could be the functions and features it offers, or maybe it breaks new ground in maximizing effectiveness or utility, or maybe it’s the most popular as measured by sales to boaters. In some cases it has proved itself over the years as the go-to device.
 
Garmin Panoptix LiveScope

Panoptix LiveScope is an amazing sonar technology—it’s live, real-time scanning sonar. See easy-to-interpret live scanning sonar images of structure, bait and fish swimming around your boat, even when your boat is stationary. You get both LiveScope Down and LiveScope Forward modes in one transducer. And you can easily adjust the transducer mode to fit your fishing techniques; use LiveScope Forward to see around your boat, and use LiveScope Down to see directly below it, up to 200 feet for both modes. The view automatically changes on your compatible Garmin chartplotter screen. Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) stabilization keeps your sonar view steady, even in rough conditions. Panoptix LiveScope includes a choice of transom/trolling motor mount or thru-hull mount transducer options.

 
The RVX1000 3D CHIRP sonar module offers owners of LightHouse 3 Raymarine eS-Series, gS-Series and Axiom XL multifunction displays access to the same RealVision 3D and powerful 1-kW CHIRP offshore sonar found in our Axiom Pro models. The RVX1000 black box sonar module is a versatile, five-channel sonar solution for both inshore and offshore fishing. Connect any RealVision 3D transducer and gain instant access to CHIRP SideVision, DownVision, high-frequency CHIRP and amazing RealVision 3D sonar. RVX1000 also features a second transducer connector to support its 1-kW high-power CHIRP sonar with low, medium and high bands.  Select from a wide array of Airmar broadband CHIRP transducers to tailor the sonar experience to your boat and type of fishing.  

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