Garmin GPSMAP 441s Chartplotter / Sounder with No Transducer

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Garmin GPSMAP 441s Chartplotter / Sounder with No Transducer -

BlueChart® g2™ Marine Cartography plus XM Radio/Weather capability

The GPSMAP 441s compact chartplotter/sounder features an ultra-bright 4" QVGA color display along with an improved high-speed digital design for increased map drawing and panning speeds.

What You’ll Get.

GPSMAP 441s is ready to go with an easy-to-use interface and a built-in, satellite-enhanced chart that includes all U.S. coastal areas, including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as detailed charts for the Bahamas. It also accepts BlueChart® g2 Vision cards for added premium features and functionality such as high-resolution satellite imagery, Mariner’s Eye 3D-mapping and Auto Guidance technology.

GPSMAP 441s is equipped with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver for superior satellite tracking and quicker acquisition time. Its built-in antenna works for most external mounting locations and even under hardtops and some pilothouses. For some below-decks installations, an external antenna may be needed. Order the GA 30 GPS Antenna (Model 11068681) if initial installation doesn’t provide optimal GPS signal reception.

What You’ll Need.

The 50/200 kHz Traditional Transducers - 6 Pins  operate with either 500W, 600W or 1kW transducers, sold separately. Depending on the style of the transducer, you’ll get depth, speed and/or temperature readings. To complete your installation, order one of the following transducers: 

 GPSMAP 441s Features and Specifications.
What You May Want to Add.

The GPSMAP 441s is also NMEA 0183-compatible and NMEA 2000-certified for easy connectivity with sensors, instruments and future marine offerings. In addition, it can receive U.S. graphical weather data via optional GXM 51 Weather & Audio XM Satellite Receiver (Model 10632347). And with an SD card slot, it’s easy to add additional maps without connecting to a computer:  

If a radar-compatible GPS/chartplotter is desired, consider the Garmin GPSMAP 700 Series, for example the GPSMAP 740 Touchscreen Chartplotter with U.S. Coastal Maps (Model 11068608).

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Garmin GPSMAP 441s Chartplotter / Sounder with No Transducer Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Great Color Fishfinder with GPS to Boot

I needed a replacement for my intermittent depth sounder in my 1994 express cruiser. Wanted a color screen to enhance my understanding of what the bottom was looking like. Also liked the idea that for just a few dollars more, I could have a backup for my GPS plotter. At $440.00 on sale, It just can't be beat.

I needed something that was small that would allow me to place it on my rather limited real-estate express cruiser helm. Display is quite clear and I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly the display updates.

I like the Idea of having a backup GPS plotter (The stock canned maps have depth readings and aids to navigation for the river I boat on). Also liked the Idea that it's compatible with the Garmin Fuel measurement system, should my current fuel measurement system fail (On my Navman plotter, who I think may have gone out of the marine business).

I like the alarm output wire (100mA limited, open collector output) as I can wire an anchor drift alarm into my cabin should our anchor come loose while we're sleeping. Can even use it as an alarm clock to wake yourself up (Like you'd want to while you're on the boat).

Only Down side was the somewhat wobbly mounting bracket...I can live with it.

Really easy to install if you're at all handy with tools.
CJ at on 07/07/2011

WOW,..what a great GPS ! ! !

This GPS is the bomb,...I just bought it 1 week ago and have used it twice. It is very simple to use and its point and shoot. I just cant describe how much easier this GPS has made my life out in the ocean. We printed out some web gps coordinates to a sunken ship, put them into the gps and wala, took us right to the wreck site. That same day we were low on fuel and searched for the nearest fuel marina and again,..wala,..we were on our way to get fuel. Just be carefull,.l.the GPS will give you a straight line shot to your destination and will go over shalow areas and even land, so you may have to go around that and then continue to follow the line laid out by the gps to the destination site. I have to read the instructions to see if there is a way it can tell you how to get there by avoinding those shallow areas. VERY SIMPLE ! ! My wife and I are very happy with it. The screen size is only 4" but you get what you pay for. We were on a budget and the 5" may have not fit on my tight space on my console anyways. And we got it on sale for just [$]. Truly truly a great buy ! ! !
Captain Alex at on 07/07/2012

Well designed and built product

I would, and have, recommended this unit to anyone wanting a chart plotter. I've had mine for 3 years now and I absolutely love it. I do a lot of (sail) boating in all kinds of weather. I have been in pouring rain, salt spray, etc. for days and the 441 has never faultered. Charts are very clear, screen navigation is pretty intuitive, data is pretty easy to transfer. I use it to get into very tight anchorages that I'd never go into with the NOAA charts or my Chartbook. I use it for many things - for example, it's nice to see your zoomed in track at 2am at anchor when the wind is going in circles (in addition to having the anchor alarm). I really just can't express how happy I've been with it. I purchased the Homeport software and I transfer waypoints to the 441 and tracks back to the pc. Homeport has it's issues but it also has some nice features and is being upgraded all the time. I have used several other PC software programs. Garmin Tech Support for the 441 and Homeport have been pretty good too. I almost never write reviews and I don't have stock in Garmin.
harbin2 at on 01/01/2013

Sounder Plus Plus

I own a Garmin 545 without a sounder and bought this unit primarily to use a as a sounder with an added benefit of gps back-up. The sounder works well at non-planing speeds, which is primarily a function of where the thru-hull transducer was placed. It helps me locate ledges and decide where to anchor. The charts in this unit compare well with the g2 charts in my older unit. I find that I use this unit in chart perspective and my larger unit in mariner's eye or perspective mode when underway. When going slow or anchoring, it's great to know how deep the water actually is, and I use the fish eye view in the larger gps and this unit for a reality check. The unit fit snugly at the right hand side of my SeaRay 260 SunDeck, where it is out of the way and relatively easy to operate.
Bill at on 11/11/2010

Overall a good value

This a a fine product for someone with a small budget and a small boat. The screen is rather small but it's acceptable as long as you have paper charts along. The biggest drawbacks that I've encountered are the cable and the mounting system. The cable requires a very large hole to be drilled thru the cabin wall because of the large connectors. The mounting frame is so short and the connecting cable so huge it does not alow the gps to be mounted on a vertical or near vertical surface. It has to be mounted on a horizontal surface. This is pretty poor engineering that was alowed to go into production. I'll be very careful next time I consider a garmin product. Something like that gives insight to a companies regard to quality.
jeff at on 02/02/2012

Simple & Flawless Marine navigation

I recently installed the Garmin 441S on my 17' Boston Whaler.
It's compact size, detailed charts, and ease of operation make it an excellent choice for fishing and boating in our coastal waters.

When the fog is so thick that I cannot see my bow light my Garmin 441s has plotted my course back to the safety of the harbor every time !

The addition of the MPA's (Marine Protected Areas) to the Blue-Chart G2 navigation charts has made this an even more valuable tool for fisherman.

I firmly believe that the Garmin 441s is unmatched in it's price range.

Very sincerely

Boston Whaler Bill at on 11/11/2010

Will we be able to get repairs?

I never owned a chartplotter before the GPS Map 440 but I loved it. I am now buying the 441 because my 440 won't turn on and the company stopped repairing them. My 440 lasted 4 years. My word of caution: Be sure to ask if a new version of the product will be coming out soon. If I had waited for the 441 to be available before I bought the 440, I might have been able to get it repaired. How soon will Garmin ditch the 441 for a newer model and leave us with no avenue for repair?
Captain Runaground at on 07/07/2013

Find Your Way Home Again

I considered many options including an iPad for navigating from the flybridge. This installed easily, sits up there with its cover protected from the elements and does everything I need it to do without any fuss: tides & currents, navigation and positioning, speed over ground, etc. There are a lot fancier and more expensive options but at the current price point, it's a darn fine option for getting you home. Trust me; I've been caught on the SF Bay in the dark and fog without a GPS unit. I won't leave home without one again.
Reverend Scott at on 11/11/2010

GREAT buy it speaks for itself

I found this to be aveary usefull tool in my sailing trips, I'm not good at all with electronics and computers. the garmanie is veary easy to use easy to find deffernt programs with out losing main info the detailinfo the screen provides is endless and wow great maid it through the dismall swamps in North Carolina with no mishapes I have a 5.5ft draft and thanks to gramin made great tool well wourth the bucks veary high recommendations
ricosrover at on 11/11/2010

Works just like in the advertisements !!

Bought the 441s during a sale and then felt compelled to add the sonar transducer and a fuel flow meter to the NMEA 2000 network. Install went well because it was done by a third party. I expect that when the boat is back on the water the combination of the GARMIN system willprovide lots of knowledge about the fish and bottom of some spots along the Potomac River this spring. Looking forward to hooking a few!
Rick at on 11/11/2010

Negative Reviews:

not easy to install on vertical surface

mount is poorly engineered can not be used verticaly I wanted to mount to edson binnical however the mount will not let you with cables in the way you would think in today world they would have thought of this many sail boats have this problem
mark at on 11/11/2012

441 Screen change updates Slow

I have used this 441 for 2 years now and still changing screens or refresh is bad/slow. approx:10 sec, or more. Updated SW and still the same. date 2013
CaptRob at on 01/01/2013

Neutral Reviews:

Garmin 441s

This works ok, but it seems harder to use than some other Garmin products I've used.
It has everything you would actually need for a small sailboat or fishing boat, but it could use a larger screen, and it's hard to read on sunny days.
Better have the manual on hand to use this. The menus are hard to navigate at first and easy to forget (in my opinion).
Cruiser at on 11/11/2010


This unit I find not real easy to use, not like my old LORAN unit that was real easy.
Sailier Chuck at on 11/11/2010