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Navigation tablet with Navionics charts

Each navigation tablet can have inland, as well as blue water charts. All systems are refurbished, with a 6 month warranty. In addition to taking a look at this page, please also consider the Panasonic Toughbook-based navigation laptops I offer. Those are great if you need radar, or a more rugged unit with an outdoor viewable display. Furthermore, feel free to contact me with any questions, and I would be happy to answer them. Four navigation tablet sizes are available: 7″ $250 8″ $300 10″ $400 12″ $500 with additional options outlined below. Please note that the 7″ and 12″ are not always available, so please inquire. The 8 and 10 inch models are the most popular. 

Standard navigation tablet capabilities 

  • Extremely user friendly interface, suitable for beginners with both technology and boating.
  • Loaded marine charts for your US or Canada region – specify when you order.
  • Integrated GPS antenna for real time tracking anywhere.
  • Offline navigation anywhere without cell phone or WiFi signal.
  • Touch screen with gesture support such as pinch zoom and more.
  • Built in battery allows for handheld operation.
  • Easily chargeable from USB / 12V / 110V.
  • Сheck email, go online, watch videos, use other apps.
  • GPX import & export easily transfer routes from other chart plotters.
  • Compatible with many marine navigation apps for Android, such as the ones listed on my page here.
  • Offline weather reports – download a weather image via your VHF radio speaker.

Any questions? Contact to ask, or order now!


Available navigation tablet hardware options

  • $30 12V power adapter (cigarette plug connection). *popular*
  • $40 12V waterproof USB power plug (wire it in).
  • $30 waterproof sleeve (not available for the 12 inch). *popular*
  • $50 storage upgrade. needed for an extensive chart coverage area, or multiple layers.
  • $50 Full HD+ resolution upgrade. Available only on 10″, subject to availability.
  • $50 hardware mini HDMI output for external displays. Adapts to HDMI via cable, subject to availability.
  • $50 GPS antenna upgrade with GLONASS support.
  • $225 wireless AIS receiver with antenna.
  • $100 external Bluetooth GPS antenna. Needed in rare circumstances, such as down below use with a metal hull.
  • WiFi transducer & fish finder:
  • Anti glare screen protectors – double check with me for dimensions please.
  • Wireless NMEA 0183 / 2000 multiplexers and adapters, explained! Interface with other NMEA devices.
  • Weather reports via your HF radio’s speaker – loads a satellite image offline!

Navigation tablet additional GPS map options $100/each

  • Super detailed bathymetric charts (1 ft contours).
  • World charts for outside of US & Canada.
  • Topographic maps with elevations and hiking trails.
  • Satellite imagery high resolution from multiple sources.
  • Hunting maps with property lines and more.
  • Backroad maps such as forest service roads.
  • Aviation charts & maps.

Any questions? Contact to ask, or order now!

Popular navigation tablet mounting solutions 

Navionics video tutorials

Navigation tablet vs navigation laptop

Clients frequently ask me which of my navigation laptops are most similar to the tablet systems. It is definitely the midrange 10, premium 10, and midrange 12 and premium 12. These are all convertible tablet & laptop units. So “which is better”, you ask? This very much depends on what you’re doing, and I encourage you to contact me so we can discuss it. Below is a little summary which might steer you in the right direction.

Advantage Tablets

  1. If you need small inland lakes & rivers, the tablets include them free of charge. On the laptops, this option will cost much more.
  2. Where space is very limited, the tablets offer an excellent solution.
  3. Mounting a tablet without a flat surface is much easier with articulating arm mount (suction cup, or drill base).
  4. If you’re trying to get the cheapest possible complete system, it’s hard to beat an 8 inch tablet.
  5. For the absolute easiest to use system of all, it’s hard to beat the tablets. Having said that, the navigation laptop systems are also very user friendly.

Advantage Navigation Laptops (Toughbooks)

  1. While tablet displays are reasonably bright, only the Toughbooks are outdoor viewable. Midrange 10 and Premium 10 are waterproof without a case, and have super bright displays.
  2. If you want to run marine radar, the Toughbooks are definitely the way to go. Tablets currently do not support radar.
  3. If the largest display is what you seek for your tired old eyes, once again the Toughbooks are available in up to 15.4 inch sizes.
  4. For traveling an extensive area, vector charts may be the way to go. If you’re planning on circumnavigating or crossing an ocean, the Toughbooks may be the way to go.
  5. Rough on your equipment? The waterproof Toughbooks can be driven over by a car and survive. Enough said.

Navigation tablet with Navionics alternative: navigation laptop Navigation Tablet with Navionics alternative: 12 inch navigation laptop

Any questions? Contact to ask, or order now!


Why use a navigation tablet for marine GPS?

My systems can be much more affordable than Garmin, Lowrance, Simrad, B&G, Furuno, Hummingbird, Raymarine, Si-Tex. They will be supported forever with no expiration date! I believe that some of the commercial chart plotter brands gouge their customers. They force clients to upgrade by no longer supporting older units. In addition, they charge exorbitant fees for simple things like a bigger screen size. Please take a look at some other advantages of my units as well. Boating Marine & Lakes | C-MAP | iBoating | iSailor | OpenCPN | iNavX and others run well on my Navigation Tablets!

I am always happy to answer questions, and provide additional information. For example, exact dimensions, video demos of how something works, precise capabilities, screenshots of charts in your area, and more. I configure each unit specifically for you, which takes considerable effort. Therefore, non-defective returns are only accepted within 7 days of receiving the unit and are subject to a 20% restocking fee. Some examples would be: change of mind, didn’t fit the available space, missing functionality, etc. Hence, I would much rather answer your questions before you order so I can confirm it can do what you need. Furthermore, if you’re not sure if the system can do what you need, just ask me or please take a look at the video demos.

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