From February 13 until February 17, the Miami International Boat Show is held at the Miami Marine Stadium. If you are planning a visit, don’t forget to stop by the Virginia Key show grounds where you can find the marine electronics tent. This is the location for all of the most innovative boating technologies coming to the market. While we will likely see more equipment we are excited about, here are the seven best marine electronics we know about right now on display at the 2020 Miami Boat Show.
JL Audio 12-Inch Subwoofer
Do you want to equip your boat with twice as much power as the 10-inch M6 subwoofer from JL Audio? With the new 12-inch sub, you get a design with more cone surface plus greater excursion over any other JL model.
This JL Audio subwoofer produces high-impact, powerful, low-distortion bass, ideal for dispersing sound in your open-air marine environment. You will notice that the design is quite similar to the M6. In fact, it features the same grille, so you know it will look good in your boat. We might soon rank this as one of the best boat subwoofers.
If you splurge and get the optional transflective LED illumination technology, you are sure to be impressed.
Want to see this at the show? Head to Dock 365A.
Long-Distance Marine Radio
If you want a marine radio that can communicate between 70 and 3,000 miles away, look no further than the ICOM M803 SSB Single Side Band radio. It utilizes both HAM and VHF frequencies to ensure all of your recreational cruising needs are handled.
Because it is class E DSC equipped, you get access to reliable SOS calls, among your other communications. Plus, with the signature replay, you can listen to a recent call over again.
Want to see this at the show? Head to C726.
More Communications Devices
Do you struggle with spotty connections when you are out on the lake? These two devices should make you a happy boater.
First, the World Band Galaxy Wi-Fi Antenna takes internet signals and amplifies them. With this device, you can send and receive through a Wi-Fi router that is many miles away. With its fiberglass antenna and stainless steel mount, you know it will hold up through any boating excursion.
You may also be interested in the AnyWhere SuperHALO 2G/3G/4G Cellular Booster Kit. It allows your Verizon, T-Mobile or AT&T coverage to reach further than ever before. If you regularly boat in remote areas, you can now access the data and cellular coverage that you would otherwise go without.
Want to see these two items? Head to C803.
MS RA210 Audio System
We get our first glimpse of the brand new MS RA210 audio system at the Miami Boat Show. We love how the sleek display comes bonded with LCD glass. It is also IPX6 and IPX7 waterproof and features an integrated Class-D amplifier. Because of this setup, you have access to the digital signal processing configuration that allows you to completely fine-tune the sound for up to two zones.
It also works in a variety of environments and allows you to maximize the potential of your Fusion accessories or speakers. If you add the Fusion Link app to the equation, you can customize the experience even further.
Want to see this marine audio system. Head to C811.
Compact Handheld Radios
With the compact HX890 handheld radios, you get DSC and CPS. These IPX8 waterproof VHF radios are constructed to float. You can also choose between a navy blue or black color. What’s most exciting about this set of radios is the lower price. You can get your hand on the set for less than $200.
With six watts of transmit power plus two built-in scramblers, you can have fully private conversations over the air. Plus, each handheld radio comes with an oversized full dot-matrix display as well as a 700-megawatt speaker with noise-canceling technology. Each one also includes channel scanning capability plus a built-in FM band receiver.
Want to see these handheld radios? Head to C732.
Planning to Visit the 2020 Miami Boat Show
You still have time to get to the 2020 Miami Boat Show. While the large list of marine electronics is worth seeing, don’t forget to check out the latest lineup of vessels as well. It is open Thursday through Sunday from 10 am until 6 pm, and then again on Monday from 10 am until 5 pm.
We recommend checking out the show map prior to visiting, so you know where you want to visit. You can map out your route and save time.
Best Marine Electronics of 2020
With 2020 still in the early months, it’s exciting to see what is going to be released this year. In addition to the technology you can view at the 2020 Miami Boat Show, we also recommend keeping an eye on JL Audio MX650 speakers and the JBL PRV175 with Bluetooth sound system if you are looking for upgrades this year.
Both of these innovative technologies are the best of what’s available right now and make a perfect addition to your boat for 2020.