The Vector Compact by SI-Tex is billed as “the world’s smallest GPS compass that provides accurate, stable heading and position data” to chart plotter/MFDs, PC navigation systems, radar, sonar, AIS or autopilots.
At 10 inches long and weighing 0.9 of a pound, the Vector Compact is easy to install, even in tight corners. It is available in the NMEA 2000 N version for $999 and an S version with NMEA 0183 connectivity for $1,159. SI-Tex Marine Electronics, Riverhead, New York, (631) 996-2690. si-tex.com
This article originally appeared in the April 2016 issue.