Earlier this month Furuno and SiriusXM announced that the SiriusXM Marine Fish Mapping service is now available on Furuno’s NavNet TZtouch3 line of multi-function displays (MFDs).
SiriusXM Fish Mapping provides regularly updated, science-based fishing data directly to compatible TZtouch3’s using the BBWX4 SiriusXM Satellite Weather receiver and running Furuno’s new version 2.01 software.
“We’re excited to bring the amazing capabilities of SiriusXM Fish Mapping to our TZtouch3 customers,” stated Dean Kurutz, Senior VP of Sales, Marketing & Product Planning for Furuno USA. “Furuno’s strong product line has always helped anglers get on the fish and catch them. Now, with the advanced data provided by Fish Mapping, captains will have the ability to locate ideal fishing grounds by targeting specific species and sea conditions, maximizing their time on the water and helping save time and fuel.”
“SiriusXM has been working with Furuno for over a decade to provide mariners with best-in-class weather and audio services,” said Dave Wasby, VP of Aviation, Marine, and Music for Business for SiriusXM. “We are very pleased Furuno customers can now also benefit from our Fish Mapping service, which looks great on the NavNet TZtouch3 displays and helps saltwater anglers identify where gamefish are most likely to be biting.”
Anglers who already have SiriusXM Weather and a BBWX4 can easily upgrade to the SiriusXM Fish Mapping service. Consumers who do not yet have a BBWX4 receiver will need to purchase it and subscribe. There is currently a $100 rebate offered for the purchase of a new BBWX4 and subscribing to SiriusXM Marine service.
The BBWX4 is easy to install and use, and its reliable antenna provides the best possible reception — even on the fringes of SiriusXM’s extensive coverage area (up to 150NM offshore). A free one month trial subscription of Fish Mapping is available and the software update is at no cost.
Fish Mapping service is $99.99 a month and includes all of SiriusXM Marine’s Weather information. The service can be suspended at no charge for up to 6 months each year. The BBWX4 also supports SiriusXM Entertainment which can be added to a Fish Mapping Subscription.
For more information on the Fish Mapping service, trial subscription offers and rebates, visit SiriusXM at siriusxm.com/fishmapping, watch these videos on how Fish Mapping works on TZtouch3, and learn more about NavNet TZtouch3 and the BBWX4 at www.FurunoUSA.com or www.NavNet.com.