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Garmin GPSMAP 952xs Plus

Garmin GPSMAP 952xs Plus
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The GPSMAP 952xs Plus with ClearVu and traditional CHIRP sonar module built in provides advanced navigation, is easy to use and can seamlessly integrate with your Garmin marine system.
NZ $2,799.00
This 9 inch chartplotter has a sunlight readable touchscreen with auto backlight dimming, allows you to connect to third party devices and see below your boat with built in sonar capabilities (transducers sold separately)

The Garmin GPSMAP 952xs Plus is also VIRB® and gWind™ wireless compatible.

Sonar support for the GPSMAP 952xs Plus

You can get built in support for 1 kW CHIRP traditional sonar and ClearVu scanning sonar to see up to 1,000 feet below your boat at 260 kHz.

Preloaded mapping

BlueChart® coastal charts of Australia and New Zealand are preloaded to the GPSMAP 952xs Plus.

Marine network

If you have multiple Garmin devices on your boat you can share map, user data, IP cameras and user data information.

NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183 networks

Allows you to easily connect to media, VHF, AIS, media, weather, autopilots, digital switching, weather and Fusion-Link audio systems from one screen.

ActiveCaptain app

The free ActiveCaptain app provides access to the OneChart™ feature, software updates, Garmin Helm, Garmin Quickdraw™ and community data.

J1939 connectivity

Allows you to connect your chartplotter to different kind of engines, including Yamaha.

Integrated ANT technology

Connect with other devices such as Quatix marine watches, gWind ™wireless 2 transducers, GNX™ Wind marine instruments and wireless remote controls.


OneHelm™ brings together the capabilities of third party devices such as digital switching on one screen.

Physical Dimensions and Performance

Physical dimensions 10.1" x 6.4" x 2.1" (25.6 x 16.2 x 5.2 cm)
Display size 7.7" x 4.5" (19.6 x 11.4 cm)
Display resolution 1024 x 600 pixels
Display type Multi-touch touch screen WVGA display
Weight 2.52 lbs
Water rating IPX7
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 and Navigation

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


Chartplotter Features

Garmin radar compatible Yes
Garmin sonar compatible Yes
Garmin SmartMode compatible (customisable 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
GCV™ black box sonar support Yes
GSD™ 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 and Specifications

Dual frequency (50/2000 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)
Clearvu Yes with CHIRP (built in)
Sidevu 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


NMEA 2000® compatible Yes
Transducer pin numbers 8
NMEA 0183 input ports 1 differential
NMEA 0183 output ports 1 differential
Video input ports 1 BNC 
Video output ports None
Wireless connectivity Yes
J1939 compatible Yes

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