Boaters should consider many aspects when selecting a radar and other navigation equipment that is the best for their vessel, needs, and their budget. A marine radar is used to detect other vessels and land barriers, thus providing bearing and distance for collision prevention and navigation at sea.

Radars are electronic navigation devices that apply a rotating antenna to sweep a narrow beam of microwaves around the water surface surrounding the ship to the horizon, identifying targets by microwaves reflected from them, and showing a picture of the vessel’s surroundings on a display screen.

GPS navigation is highly simple to use as it informs users of the direction of every turn they take. GPS navigation operates in any weather conditions so you shouldn’t worry about the climate.

Marine GPS navigation devices & radars are rarely used alone in a marine setting. A cutting-edge trend is integrating a radar with other navigation displays on one single screen, as it may be difficult to observe the direction on several different screens. Moreover, displays may often overlay an electronic GPS navigation chart of vessel position and a sonar display, on the radar display. This provides a joint view of the surroundings for the proper direction of the ship.