Updated February 28, 2019 by Quincy Miller

The 8 Best Marine Radar Systems

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Even the calmest waters can hold treacherous surprises, like well-disguised markers, easy-to-miss buoys and, of course, drunken college kids riding jet skis. These marine radar systems alert you to all the possible hazards on the horizon, with most being able to see dozens of nautical miles away. You'll still need to keep your eyes peeled, but they'll provide a decent warning in advance. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Lowrance Broadband

2. Garmin Fantom 18

3. Furuno 1623

Editor's Notes

February 25, 2019:

Before making a purchase, users should check to see if any additional equipment is required, as many don't come with displays or other necessary gear. If you already have some components at home, check to make sure they're compatible with what you're buying. The Simrad GO7 XSR comes complete with everything you should need to get started, which is convenient as it takes all of the guesswork out of the buying process; however, this also limits your ability to customize the setup to your liking. The two Garmin units on our list may look identical, but have clear differences in terms of performances, with the Fantom being the more powerful (and expensive) of the two.

4. Simrad GO7 XSR

5. Garmin GMR 18HD+

6. Raymarine RD418HD

7. Furuno FUR-DRS6A

8. Lowrance 3G


Quincy Miller
Last updated on February 28, 2019 by Quincy Miller

After getting his bachelor’s from the University of Texas, Quincy Miller moved out to Los Angeles, where he soon found work as a copywriter and researcher, specializing in health and wellness topics for a major online media brand. Quincy is also knowledgeable about home improvement, as he’s had extensive experience with everything from insulation to power tools to emergency room trips, sometimes in that order. Sharing a home with three dogs and a couple of cats has forced Quincy to learn as much as he can about pet supplies, animal nutrition and, most importantly, the best ways to tackle the mountains of fur that accumulate in every corner of your home.


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