The Simrad GO9 XSE is the latest addition to the GO Series systems. Packed full of features, it has intuitive, multi-touch controls that smartphone and tablet users will instantly find familiar and easy to use. Boaters can view charts, add waypoints and see key information on a large 9-inch screen.
Additionally, the GO9 XSE is fully compatible with Simrad Broadband 3G/4G Radar systems, SiriusXM weather/radio (U.S. Only) and features an internal 10 Hz GPS receiver, StructureScan HD and CHIRP Sonar for excellent fishfinding, autopilot integration for precision control, engine data monitoring, full audio entertainment connectivity with SonicHub2, built-in wireless connectivity, and the powerful Simrad TripIntelTM trip computer.
The Cruise Charting page combines crucial navigation data and charts into one easy-to-read display, while new TripIntel technology tracks and displays the key information needed to plan a safe and enjoyable day on the water. Fuel range overlaid on charts, current and future tide levels, and a detailed history of previous trips – including the route taken and how the boat performed – are all provided by TripIntel functionality.
The Simrad GO9 XSE also connects to NMEA 2000 compatible equipment aboard vessels with either outboard or inboard engines to show fuel flow, fluid level, speed, heading and water temperature. A wide range of cartography options are available, including C-MAP, Navionics and more.
“Designed specifically for smaller boats with single-helm stations, day boats, tenders, and pontoons, the GO-series brings powerful navigation functionality to a whole new boating segment,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico. “The new GO9 XSE adds even more capabilities to this affordable product line with radar and Ethernet, entertainment and the innovative TripIntel trip computer functionality, all in a stylish package. The GO9 XSE is sure to change the face of small craft recreational boating.”
Anglers can take full advantage of the built-in sonar by simply adding a suitable transducer for accurate, real-time depth tracking and fishfinding. A scrollable depth history view allows boaters to track back and easily set waypoints for promising anchorages. The TotalScan all-in-one transducer matches StructureScan HD Imaging, DownScan Imaging and CHIRP sonar for picture-like views of the bottom on each side and beneath the boat as well as providing improved target identification at greater depths, a clearer display with less interference and enhanced target separation. ForwardScan sonar technology built into the GO9 XSE (transducer sold separately) also provides forward-looking, two-dimensional sonar views of the bottom depth ahead of a boat – a powerful defense against running aground and an invaluable tool for locating secure sites to drop anchor.
GO9 pricing starts at $1,049 USD for models packed without a transducer.
For U.S. consumers in 2016, the new Simrad GO9 XSE will be available exclusively at West Marine stores as well as westmarine.com, starting in November. Model selections will also include two exclusive bundles: GO9 with TotalScan transducer, Broadband 3G Radar and Navionics+ map card for $2,499, as well as GO9 with TotalScan transducer and Navionics+ map card for $1,299.