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Timing Technology: When’s the Best Time to Upgrade?

Technology in marine electronics is like any other: it changes almost daily, and always gets better!

As a Garmin certified installer, Ocean House Marina installs dozens of upgraded electronics packages every year. We see how the technology keeps improving and we understand how boat owners want to take advantage of the latest and greatest new products and upgrades.

But we’re also New Englanders, and we also understand how short the boating season is here. So our first piece of advice to boat owners is to carefully consider the timeline required if they are contemplating bringing their boat in for an electronics upgrade.

The best time to schedule such work is the off-season–fall and early winter. During the mid-summer boating season, our service department is swamped, and scheduling an electronics upgrade is likely to mean you and your boat will be off the water during the time you most want to be enjoying our short boating season.

But right now is the best time to begin planning. Our sales team will show you the latest tech from Garmin, and can help you spec out the multiple screen sizes, types (touchscreen or button-operated) and potential placement on your helm. We’ll schedule your technology upgrade for a convenient time when you won’t be boating and have your reconfigured systems up and running next season. 

Don’t let the technology pass you by! Stop by soon and let us help you design and install the best new marine electronics systems.

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