GPSMAP® 8617 MFD w/ Mapping
Take Control of a Beautiful Helm
The large-format MFD lets you experience a beautifully powerful, completely networked helm at your fingertips.
Full HD Touchscreen
The sunlight-readable, anti-glare display includes an auto-dimming feature for low light or nighttime use. An in-plane switching LCD display provides consistent, accurate colors from all angles.
Simple, Attractive Mounting Options
Install multiple displays with the low flush-mount profile, or flat mount them edge-to-edge for a sleek glass helm look. The maximum glass design puts a powerful, networked helm at your fingertips.
Garmin Marine Network
If you have multiple compatible 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, your FUSION-Link™ audio system, media, VHF, AIS and more from one screen.
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity pairs with the free all-in-one mobile app for access to the OneChart™ feature, smart notifications1 , software updates, Garmin Quickdraw™ Community data and more.
It’s easy to connect to peripheral devices with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, ANT technology, four wired Ethernet ports, NMEA 2000, HDMI and USB ports with complete network compatibility.
This feature brings together all the operations and capabilities of third-party devices, such as EmpirBus™ digital switching, on one screen.
Smartmode Station Controls
Get quick, one-touch access to the information you need to ease high-stress situations such as docking. You can incorporate networked sonar, radar, cameras, media and more.
Connect with Radar
You can add your choice of compatible Garmin marine radar, including our powerful xHD2 open-array radars, GMR Fantom™ open-array radars with MotionScope™ technology or xHD dome radars.
Garmin supports select FLIR cameras for surveillance and situational awareness on your vessel. And with our Surround View Camera System, get live bird’s-eye view video plus 360-degree helm visibility.
Garmin Sailassist™ Sailing Features
View laylines, race start line guidance, enhanced wind rose, heading and course-over-ground lines, true wind data fields and tide/current/time slider, wind angle, set and drift, wind speed, polars and more.
Experience unparalleled coverage and detail with preloaded BlueChart® g3 coastal charts and LakeVü g3 inland maps featuring integrated Garmin and Navionics® content and Auto Guidance technology2.
Optional Charts and Maps
Bring a fresh new look and feel to your chartplotter with optional Garmin Navionics+™ or premium Garmin Navionics Vision+™ cartography featuring integrated coastal/inland content, access to daily updates, Auto Guidance+™ technology2 and more.
The free, easy-to-use software feature instantly creates your own personalized HD fishing maps with 1’ contours. There’s no special surveying expertise required. You just fish while it creates maps (requires transducer, sold separately).
Multiple Depth Range Shading
Designate up to 10 different depth ranges — each with its own color. This makes it easier to view target depths at a glance.
Fast, Responsive 10-Hz GPS
Your position and heading are refreshed 10 times per second to make your movement on the screen more fluid. Plus, GPS 24xd provides dual frequency precise location accuracy3 to within 1 meter.
Use the polar table to see key data, including how fast you should go at a certain wind angle and speed — so you know whether you need to adjust sail trim.
Find more fish when you pair with GSD™ 26 CHIRP professional sonar, GSD 24 advanced sonar, GCV™ 20 or GSD 25 ClearVü and SideVü scanning sonars or Panoptix™ all-seeing sonar.
In The Box
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to P65Warnings.ca.gov.