Hi there, sound advice from contributors and I see you are considering Garmin
, which uses there own Bluechart cartography
, and Lowrance
, which utilises Navionics Gold cartography
. Both fine choices.
Just to give the full picture why not look at Navman
or Standard Horizon
on the plotter front as these use C Map NT + cartridges
which can be considerably cheaper (dependant upon size of cartridhe required).
Also Standard Horizon newer models now come pre-loaded with "Cruising" C Map cartography as standard (this does not contain the finite detailing such as marinas etc that you will get on a C Map precision cartridge but will give depth contours and soundings, navigation aids including lit bouys etc) which non of the others do.
We are dealers for all of the above manufacturers and also cartridge programmers for all three forms of cartography so if you need any further advice please feel free to call for free, no obligation, advice - details at www.nautequipe.co.uk