I bought a Remanufactured Garmin GPS 5212 Chartplotter from "getfeetwet.com" which gave me some savings from the Garmin List Price of $3500. Reman units come on the market from time to time, and I literally bought their last unit at a savings price of $2499.
If you are looking for such products (and their is NO disadvantage for buying Garmin reman units - same warranty & new products) you have to search the net regularly. Hodges Marine is a good site to check, but retailers "bid" on these units, so some have this, and some have that. And, there is a great disparity on prices... so take your time, and do your research.
Part Number: 010-00594-01
Suggested Retail Price: $ 3499.99 USD
The GPSMAP 5212 features an unprecedented touchscreen interface, along with preloaded BlueChart® g2 maps of the U.S. coast and a whopping 12.1" (30.73 cm) screen that makes navigation as easy as pointing your finger. By connecting to the Garmin Marine Network, you can add sonar, radar and weather. For even more advanced features, you can add the optional BlueChart® g2 Vision® card (sold separately).
The GPSMAP 5212 features highly-detailed BlueChart g2 marine cartography of the coastal U.S., including Alaska, Hawaii and the Bahamas. For other areas, the 5212 has a worldwide basemap with high-quality satellite images in place of more traditional maps. With the SD™ card slot, you can add additional maps without having to connect to a computer.
The 5212’s huge XGA screen displays graphics with crisp, video-quality resolution. To keep tabs on your engine room or other area of your boat, you also can connect a live video feed with the 5212's video input/output options.
With the optional BlueChart g2 Vision SD card, you can add a whole new dimension of exceptional features to your chartplotter.
The 5212 connects easily to the high-speed Garmin Marine Network, so you can interface with additional MFDs and add remote sensors. Once connected, you can share information between the 5212 and other chartplotters on your boat. You also can add high-powered radar, sonar and XM satellite weather and radio to your system.
Physical & Performance:
|Unit dimensions, WxHxD:||13.0" x 9.5" x 4.7" (33.0 x 24.1 x 11.9 cm)|
|Display size, WxH:||9.7" x 7.3", 12.1" diagonal (24.6 x 18.4 cm, 30.7 cm diagonal)|
|Display resolution, WxH:||1024 x 768 pixels|
|Display type:||Touchscreen XGA display|
|Weight:||9.5 lb (4.3 kg)|
|NMEA input/output:||NMEA 0183, NMEA 2000|
|Power consumption:||3.2A at 12V; 0.8A at 24V|
Maps & Memory:
|Preloaded maps:||yes (coastal maps)|
|Ability to add maps:||yes|
|Built-in memory:||none (cannot load maps to internal memory)|
|Accepts data cards:||SD™ card slot (BlueChart g2 Vision cards sold separately)|
|Track log:||10,000 points; 20 saved tracks|
Features & Benefits:
|Garmin radar compatible:||yes|
|Garmin sonar compatible:||yes|
|Garmin Marine Network™ compatible:||yes|
|Supports AIS (tracks target ships' position):||yes|
|Supports DSC (displays position data from DSC capable VHF radio):||yes|
|Sun and moon information:||yes|
|3-D map view:||yes (with optional BlueChart g2 Vision card)|
|Auto Guidance:||yes (with optional BlueChart g2 Vision card)|
|XM WX Weather & Radio for U.S. & Canada compatible:||yes|
|Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads):||no|
|Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."):||no|
|Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft."):||no|
|Headphone jack/audio line-out:||no|
Interface Inputs/Outputs: 4 NMEA 0183 inputs, 2 NMEA 0183 outputs; 2 video inputs for onboard cameras, 1 PC monitor video output