Navigating on the open water away from land has always been challenging and very exciting. Boating can be a very rewarding experience provided your vessel is equipped with the required tools to ensure your safety. Good quality marine navigation electronic equipment on board aids easier, faster and safer navigation.
It is recommended to make sure that, the boat is equipped with certain marine electronics. The minimum requirement for safety is to at least have a VHF Marine Radio and a compass before leaving the shore. Other desirable electronics include a GPS plotter, fish finder or depth sounder,radar, and auto pilot. Other more sophisticated but nice to have items include an Automatic Identification System and a networked navigation system
Marine navigation electronics equipment operation and uses are discussed below: