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Find the right chartplotter for your boat
What are the features of a chartplotter and which brand should you buy? Take a look at our guide for clear and concise buying tips and advice on using them.
Sonar for Boats
Need a sonar device for your boat? Read everything about the different sonar technologies from the top manufacturers RAYMARINE, GARMIN and NAVICO.
NMEA2000 - How it works and why it's a must on board
An NMEA2000 network is essential on board. Find out what the main components of an NMEA network are and how to install one correctly in our NMEA2000 guide.
VHF-Radio – What you need to know before buying a radio
VHF radio: Our guide gives you an overview of marine radio licences, channel groups and frequencies, and everything else you should consider before buying.
Everything you need to know about SSB marine radio
Should you buy an SSB amateur radio or marine radio? How do you install a marine radio correctly? Find out this and more in our SSB marine radio guide.
Installation advice for VHF marine radio systems
Where do you mount a VHF marine radio? Surface mount, flush or overhead - find out about the different installation options and how to fit your radio correctly here.
Handheld Radio Guide
Where can I use handheld radios? What functions do they have, and what are their limitations? Everything you need to know about handheld radios can be found here.
The Great SVB Handheld Marine Radio Comparison
All SVB handheld radios compared! SVB looks at features, price/performance and customer ratings to help you find the right handheld marine radio.
Everything there is to know about AIS
What is the automatic identification system (AIS) and how does it work? Find out more about the different AIS systems and how to install them in our YouTube tutorial.
PICO – The unique system monitor
Keep track of batteries and tanks with a modern PICO system monitor. Find out how to manage your on-board resources efficiently in our system monitoring guide.
How to find and install the right transducer
Everything you wanted to know about sonar transducers (but were afraid to ask). Our SVB experts explain how to install the different transducers correctly and what specifications to look out for when buying.
Why every boat should be equipped with a radar antenna
Radar systems prevent collisions with other boats. Learn how to interpret echoes correctly and how to deal with interference or errors in our radar antenna guide.
Why you should still keep paper nautical charts on board
Paper charts are testament to an ancient art of sea navigation. Find out why they are still extremely useful to have on board and how to find the right chart to use on your trip.
The advantages of Broadband Radar
What are the advantages of broadband technology? Clear images, speed, weather forecasts and more - our SVB specialists explain everything about broadband radar technology!
Make the right choice of marine binoculars
What are the features of marine binoculars and what are the important specs for use on board? Our guide tells you everything you need to know about marine binoculars.
Green Energy on Board - Solar Power for your Boat
Thinking about the future and want a greener solution to your energy on board? Our SVB experts explain how to use solar energy on your boat and help you find the right system for your vessel.