Garmin GPSMAP 8612 Chartplotter

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  • Brand: Garmin
  • Product Code: 8612
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Garmin GPSMAP 8612 Box Contents
Each GPSMAP 8612 Comes with:
  • GPSMAP 8612 Chartplotter with g3 Costal and LakeVu g3 inland Maps
  • Power Cable
  • Bail Mount with Knobs
  • NMEA 2000 Drop Cable and T Connector
  • Flush Mount Kit
  • Suncover and Trim Piece Snap Covers
  • Documenation
  • Two Year Warranty
GPSMAP 8612 Key Features
  • Bright 12” IPS Touchscreen provides superior clarity and readability
  • Preloaded with g3 Coastal and LakeVu g3 for Inland Lakes
  • Includes 1 Input and 1 Output HDMI Connection, 1 Composite Video Input and Audio Aux Output for Fusion Stereo
  • Full NMEA2000 and Garmin Marine Network Connectivity
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Pairs with ActiveCaptain
  • Size: 11.9"W x 8.5"H x 3.0“D

Routable G3 Coastal Charts Included!


Are you in the market for a large screen Chartplotter with full network capabilities? If so, look no further. Garmin's GPSMAP 8612 fits the bill and brings high end features to a 12" touchscreen. Designed around a full HD In-plane switching IPS display, the 8612 includes ANT technology, Multi Satellite Support (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo), Wi-Fi, SailAssist, SmartMode and so much more.

At first glance, the bright 12" touchscreen display will catch your eye. Designed around a full HD IPS display, the 8612 provides for wider viewing angles and superior quality even if you're wearing polarized sunglasses. Plus, with multiple mounting options (the 8612 can be flat mounted, flush mounted or bracket mounted) ensures you are getting the look you desire.

One Display or Multiple Displays - with full networking capabilities, the 8600 series from Garmin can be used as a stand-alone chartplotter or as part of a full network setup. With 2 Garmin network ports you can connect additional displays, radar, sonar, Panoptix, Cameras (including the GC200 Marine IP Camera), XM radio and more and if 2 ports aren’t enough that’s OK, the 8612 can be paired with Garmin's GMS10 port expander for unlimited network add-ons. NMEA2000 interfacing allows you to share numerical data among AIS and VHF while Garmin's OneHelm system coordinates with third party manufactured products to bring full control of things like digital switching, lighting, and stabilization right to your chartplotter display.

Detailed Mapping! Preloaded with Garmin Bluechart G3 with Navionics data and LakeVu HD you have coverage nearly everywhere in the US. Bluechart G3 provides detailed coastal mapping while the LakeVu HD offers detailed inland lake mapping. Plus, with the G3 mapping auto guidance comes standard ensuring you have safe navigation based on your boats specifications. Both G3 and LakeVu HD can be enhanced with Bluechart G3 Vision or LakeVu HD Ultra for even greater detail and contours.

g3 Vision and Ultra Card Support

The 8600 series is compatible with Garmin BlueChart g3 Vision and LakeVu g3 Ultra chart cards (sold separately). The Garmin g3 Vision card is Garmins premier charting option. Simply select the region of your choice and gain access to enhanced imagery such as high resolution satellite coverage, crystal clear aerial photos and 3D views above and below the water line. Garmin LakeVu g3 Ultra charting is Garmins premier freshwater charting and is offerred in both East and West regions. Dynamic Lake Level data, high resolition satellite imagery and surface and side scan sonar photos are some benefits of the LakeVu Ultra chart cards!

Designed with sailors in mind, the 8612 includes SailAssist features which provide important data displays as well as pre-race guidance. The Sailing features also include laylines, enhanced wind rose, heading and course over ground lines, true wind data fields and more. All available in horizontal or vertical graphs with a customizable data bar.

For the ultimate boating experience, Garmin has made the 8600 series fully compatible with their ActiveCaptain App. Pair with your smartphone or tablet and pre-plan trips, mark waypoints, update software and even purchase maps. Plus within the activecaptain community you can rely on fellow boaters for more information about marinas and other POI's in the area no matter where you travel.
 And with wireless synching changes you make on your activecaptain app will automatically sync with your 8612 - making transferring of waypoints and routes a breeze! But if that’s still not enough, you can even control your chartplotter via your phone or tablet. No more constantly standing on the bridge, take your smart device and walk around your vessel yet still have control over your display. Looking to make your boating experience even more advanced? The GPSMAP 8600 series supports the Garmin inReach Mini Satellite Communicator. Select from a series of preset responses directly from your chartplotter and text back and forth with family and friends when synched with your inReach Mini device (subscription required).

Taking marine electronics to the next level - Garmin has thought of it all in their 8600 series of GPS/Chartplotters. Be sure to add an GPSMAP 8612 your electronics setup for an enjoyable and stress free day on the water!

Garmin is continually improving the functionality of their existing product line through software updates. These updates are quick, simple, free of charge and are necessary for optimal performance.


It’s sold as 12 inches Screen, compared to my previous 7012 is 1” smaller, it has 11 inches. This was a surprise that I didn’t like.

kyle 11/09/2019

This machine is very user friendly.

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