More Room in Less Space
Multitasking instruments provide more functionality in small areas. The Standard Horizon GX2200 radio ($399), for example, bundles a VHF radio, GPS and AIS receiver in one case. The AIS output can connect to your navigation display to overlay AIS targets right on your chart screen. Modular VHF radios such as the Icom M400BB ($499) and Raymarine Ray260 ($699) have microphones with built-in controls, and the displays require no dash space at all.