Garmin is announced the release of several new products at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, among them, the new GPSMAP models set to arrive in the New Year. Further expanding the popular GPSMAP product range, the new touchscreen and keyed units are packed with industry-leading sonar and chartplotting features. The new units offer full-network compatibility for the Garmin Marine Network, which allows support for sharing sonar, maps, user data, radar, IP cameras and Panoptix all-seeing sonar across multiple units. There’s also NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183 support for autopilots, digital switching, weather, VHF, AIS and other sensors. All 2017 GPSMAP models also feature built-in Quickdraw Contours software – an easy-to-use tool allowing boaters to instantly create personalised HD maps with 30cm contours on any body of water. Garmin’s new GPSMAP models are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2017.