Garmin GPSMAP 952xs Plus Chartplotter ClearVü and Traditional CHIRP Sonar


The bright, sunlight-readable 9” intuitive touchscreen chartplotter with enhanced map drawing is easy to use in any environment and seamlessly integrates into your Garmin marine system.


  • Easily integrate with more engines
  • Connect to your favorite third-party devices
  • Easily build your marine system using the best of network connectivity
  • Navigate with preloaded mapping Australia/New Zealand BlueChart® coastal charts.
  • See below your boat with built-in sonar capabilities (transducers sold separately)
  • Manage your marine experience from nearly anywhere

Traditional and Scanning Sonars
Get built-in support for 1 kW CHIRP traditional sonar for superior target separation and ClearVü scanning sonar to see up to 1,000’ below your boat at 260 kHz (transducer sold separately).

Panoptix Sonar Support
Pair with Panoptix or Panoptix LiveScope™ easy-to-interpret live sonar (transducer sold separately) to see all around your boat in real time.

Preloaded Charts
Experience unparalleled coverage and detail with preloaded Australia/New Zealand BlueChart® coastal charts.

Garmin Marine Network
If you have multiple Garmin devices on your boat, you can share information — such as maps, user data, radar and IP cameras among them.

NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183 Networks
Connect to autopilots, digital switching, weather, FUSION-Link™ audio system, media, VHF, AIS and more from one screen.

Integrated Ant Technology
Connect with some of your favourite devices, such as quatix® marine watches, gWind™ Wireless 2 transducers, GNX™ Wind marine instruments and wireless remote controls.

J1939 Connectivity
Now you can connect your Chartplotter to different kinds of engines, including Yamaha engines.




  • Physical dimensions: 25.6 x 16.2 x 5.2 cm
  • Display size: 19.6 x 11.4 cm
  • Display resolution: 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Display type: Multi-touch touchscreen WSVGA display
  • Weight: 2.52 lbs
  • Water rating: IPX7
  • Transmit power: 1 kW traditional; 1 kW single channel CHIRP
  • Power consumption:
    • Max power usage at 10 Vdc: 27 W
    • Typical current draw at 12 Vdc: 1.3 A
    • Max current draw at 12 Vdc: 2.3 A
  • Antenna: Internal or external over NMEA 2000
  • Mounting options: Bail or flush
  • Receiver: 10 Hz high-sensitivity
  • Garmin Marine Network™ ports: 1

Maps & Memory

  • Preloaded maps: BlueChart® g2 (coastal maps)
  • Accepts data cards: 2 microSD™ cards
  • Waypoints: 5,000
  • Track log: 50,000 points; 50 saved tracks
  • Routes: 100

Outdoor Recreation Features

  • Tide tables: Yes

Chartplotter Features

  • Garmin Radar compatible: Yes
  • Garmin Sonar compatible: Yes
  • Garmin SmartMode compatible (customizable monitor presets) Yes
  • Supports AIS (tracks target ships position) Yes
  • Supports DSC (displays position data from DSC-capable VHF radio) Yes
  • Supports FUSION-Link™ compatible radios: Yes
  • GSD™ Black Box sonar support: Yes
  • GCV™ Black Box sonar support: Yes
  • ActiveCaptain compatible: Yes
  • Garmin Helm™ compatible: Yes
  • GRID™ (Garmin Remote Input Device) compatible: Yes
  • Wireless remote compatible: Yes
  • Sailing Features: Yes

Sonar Features & Specifications

  • Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable: Yes
  • Dual-beam (77/200 kHz) sonar capable: Yes
  • Transmit power 1 kW traditional; 1 kW single channel CHIRP
  • CHIRP sonar technology Yes (Built-in)
  • ClearVü Yes with CHIRP (built-in)
  • SideVü: Yes (with external black box, sold separately)
  • Maximum depth:
    • 5,000 ft at 1kW
    • (depth capacity is dependent on water bottom type and other water conditions)
  • Bottom lock (shows return from the bottom up) Yes
  • Water temperature log and graph: Yes
  • Sonar recording: Yes
  • Sonar history rewind: Yes


  • Additional
    • User interface: Multi-touch touchscreen
    • Auto backlight dimming: Yes
    • VIRB® compatible
    • Wearables compatible through ANT
    • gWind wireless compatible

In The Box

  • GPSMAP 952xs Plus chartplotter
  • Power cable
  • Bail mount with knobs
  • Flush mount kit with gasket
  • Protective cover
  • Trim piece snap covers
  • Documentation
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