Welcome to Dockside Electronics

Dockside Electronics is one of Connecticut's most experienced marine electronics' organizations. For over 40 years we have represented the top names in marine electronics, with the best reputation in the region. Whether on the water or dockside, you need your systems to work for you... reliably and accurately.

Countdown until spring!

It’s hard to believe that spring is only 25 days away!  It is that time of year to start thinking about your marine electronics needs.  Now is the time for transducer installations if you are planning any upgrades for the season.  Our team has been out daily already doing installs as our spring work order list is growing.  Note that many of the manufacturers released software updates for your MFD, we can get your unit up to date after your launch.  Over the winter there were many new releases of exciting new products as well, below are some exciting upgrade options!  Call our office today to get your work order in for your spring needs!

Although it is early, please remember that Dockside is offering discounted winter storage for the 2017-2018 Winter for customers that schedule an electronics upgrade.  This discount applies to storage only, space is limited, reserve now!

A powerful new multifunction navigation system from Raymarine. With built-in RealVision 3D™ sonar, the all new LightHouse 3 operating system, and blazing fast quad core performance, Axiom will transform your time on the water. Available in 7”, 9” or 12.1” display options


Check out the new Garmin Phantom Radar Domes.  Exciting new Doppler Radar

Garmin Fantom Details, Click Here


- picture courtesy of John Kueter

NavNet TZtough2 Software Version 3.01 New Features

This video describes the newest features added to Furuno's NavNet TZtouch2 MFDs in software version 3.01.


Sail Smarter! - LightHouse II Operating System for Raymarine Multifunction Displays DOWNLOAD LIGHTHOUSE II


Raymarine Quantum™ Wireless CHIRP Radar

Raymarine Quantum Radar, by FLIR, is the next generation of marine radar featuring CHIRP pulse compression technology.


Latest News

Raymarine and FLIR Maritime 2017 Super Gear Up Sales Event

Raymarine’s Super Gear Up Sales Event

FLIR's Super Gear Up Sales Event

Raymarine' Thermal Sales Event

The importance of an MMSI number

An MMSI number is a unique identifier assigned to a boat. Only one number is assigned for all applicable electronics on the vessel, such as an AIS transponder, DSC Radio, and EPIRB.

MMSI registration includes contact information to be used in case of an emergency.
All vessels operating on the high seas require a Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) number to participate in the Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS). In addition to GMDSS participation the MMSI number also serves as a unique identifier of the vessel for all communications.

Free MMSI from Boat US or Sea Tow
An international MMSI from the FCC


Live Marine Traffic Station at Dockside

marine map



NMEA Boaters Guide