Best electronic charts for 2021
8/30/2021

Whether you use digitized charts for fishing or navigation or, more likely, both, there are several excellent products to choose from. All offer an extensive range of functions and high-quality performance. Below are eight considered to be the Best & Brightest on the market.

The lineup is part of an exercise Marine Electronics Journal does every year as part of our Buyers’ Guide. It works like this: We ask the top manufacturers to identify the one model they produce in a particular category (17 in all) that they consider to be their Best & Brightest—not necessarily the most technically advanced or newest but rather the one they rate highest in the product line 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.

Last week we finished up the roster of AIS-Automatic Identification System-devices. Next week we’ll roll out the best underwater lights.


TIMEZERO TZ Professional v4

TZ Professional v4 marine navigation software offers cutting-edge bathymetric mapping capacity, allowing fishermen to make and record their own seabed maps as they cover fishing grounds and see them live or review later in 2D and 3D views. Furuno DFF-3D multibeam sonar compatibility makes it possible to overlay high-quality seabed mapping on charts, either as a dedicated view or in an overlay on the plotter. The data is amazingly accurate and allows fishermen to target grounds and identify schools of fish like never before. TZ Professional’s many features include Fishing Workspace, AIS (Automatic Identification System) and ARPA (Automatic Radar Plotting Aid) target tracking capability, Voyage Recorder module as well as C-MAP, Navionics and S-57 compatibility. All TZ Professional features can be configured to users’ needs or application.

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