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.


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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


A spring note, to our customers with on board Satellite Television, there was a change made on Satellite 119. This is affecting many of our KVH, Intellian, and Raymarine Satellite Television customers. You will notice either loss of local channels or when trying to go to a local channel the dish will continue to move and never lock onto a satellite. We are booking many calls to boats to do an update to correct this issue. Please call our office and speak with Tim in regards to this. This is NOT a warranty issue on any of the units.

Hartford Boatshow 2016 was a huge success!

Hartford Boat Show

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