The new Interphase Escort
forward-scanning sonar helps boaters stay away from whales, wrecks, reefs, sandbars, shoals, debris or rocks.
It uses a 12-degree beam to detect targets as much as 1,200 feet ahead and 600 feet below the boat. It also doubles as a depth sounder, with a range of as much as 600 feet.
Suggested retail price is $1,149.
Interphase Technologies, Soquel, Calif., (831) 477-4944.
This article originally appeared in the October 2011 issue.