Garmin Marine GPSMAP 8617 Let’s You Take Control of a Beautiful Helm
- Premium 17-inch screen with full HD display and pinch-to-zoom touchscreen control has highest resolution of any boat GPS on the marine market
- Configure the full system to provide 1-touch setting access for docking, cruising, fishing, anchoring and more
- Beautiful glass helm look with ability to install multiple displays either flush or flat mounted edge-to-edge
- High-performance processor delivers our fastest map drawing ever and enhanced video processing
- Provides a superior user experience across your entire network for radar, sonar and multimedia
GPSMAP 8617 large-format multifunction display features a 17-inch full HD screen with touch control. Sunlight-readable, anti-glare display is exceptionally easy to view and also includes auto-dimming feature for use in low light or at night. New maximum glass design enables you to experience a beautifully powerful, completely networked helm at your fingertips. In-plane switching (IPS) LCD display — an industry first for this class — provides consistent, accurate colors from all viewing angles. It also provides standard USB touch output for use as a touchscreen monitor for Windows® and Mac® operating systems. Install multiple displays on your boat with the industry’s lowest flush-mount profile or flat mount them edge-to-edge to create a sleek glass helm look. Quick, 1-touch access to the information you need makes boating easier.
HD IPS TOUCHSCREEN
Available in sizes from 10” to 24”, this display offers wider viewing angles, superior clarity and sunlight readability, even with polarized sunglasses.
SIMPLE, ATTRACTIVE MOUNTING OPTIONS
You can install multiple displays, either flat mounted edge-to-edge for a sleek glass helm look or mounted flush — creating a stunning helm.
GRID™ 20 REMOTE CONTROL
The optional, easy-to-use GRID 20 remote input device provides intuitive remote access and control of your entire Garmin marine system.
TRADITIONAL AND SCANNING SONAR SUPPORT
Get built-in support for 1-kW Dual-Channel CHIRP traditional sonar for superior target separation and ClearVü and SideVü scanning sonars to see up to 1,000’ below and around your boat at 260 kHz (requires transducer, sold separately).
LIVE SONAR SUPPORT
Pair your chartplotter with Garmin live sonar options (transducer sold separately) to see all around your boat in real time.
GARMIN SAILASSIST™ SAILING FEATURES
View laylines, race start line guidance, enhanced wind rose, heading and course-over-ground lines, true wind data fields and tide/current/time slider, wind angle, set and drift, wind speed, polars and more.
Experience unparalleled coverage and detail with built-in Garmin Navionics+™ integrated coastal and inland mapping¹ with Auto Guidance+™ technology² on select chartplotters.
OPTIONAL CHARTS AND MAPS
Bring a fresh new look and feel to your chartplotter with optional Garmin Navionics Vision+ premium charts, featuring high-resolution relief shading, satellite imagery, sonar imagery and more.
Use the polar table to see key data, including how fast you should go at a certain wind angle and speed — so you know whether you need to adjust sail trim.
GARMIN MARINE NETWORK
If you have multiple compatible Garmin devices on your boat, you can share information — such as maps, user data, radar and IP cameras — among them.
NMEA 2000® AND NMEA 0183 NETWORKS
Connect to autopilots, digital switching, weather, FUSION-Link™ audio system, media, VHF, AIS and more from one screen.
Built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity pairs with the free all-in-one mobile app for access to the all-in-one mobile app for access to the OneChart™ feature, smart notifications3 , software updates, Helm, Garmin Quickdraw™ Community data and more.
INTEGRATED BLUETOOTH® AND ANT TECHNOLOGIES
Connect with some of your favorite devices, such as quatix® marine watches, gWind™ Wireless 2 transducers, GNX™ Wind marine instruments and wireless remote controls.
This feature brings together all the operations and capabilities of third-party devices, such as EmpirBus™ digital switching, on one screen.
SMARTMODE STATION CONTROLS
Get quick, one-touch access to the information you need to ease high-stress situations such as docking. You can incorporate networked sonar, radar, cameras, media and more.