Best handheld GPS, VHF, AIS and chartplotters?


What’s the BEST handheld gear out there? I am interested in getting something that’s all-in-one. I have seen some harbor pilots with some really neat stuff that’s handheld (normally big and in a leather case/strap).

Ideally I’d find an all-in-one:

  • GPS
  • Chartplotter
  • VHF
  • AIS receiver

Thoughts everyone??

(And yes, I know that there’s a mariner gear forum, but it’s not very active… Sorry!!)


If you get a good ECS program for your laptop that works well. USB GPS recievers are only 50 bucks or so. AIS recievers are a bit pricier though.