Availability: 2nd Quarter, 2013

Part Number: 010-01018-00
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Fully-integrated 15" Touchscreen Chartplotter

  • Pinch-to-zoom and other multi-touch controls
  • SmartMode™ control quickly changes all screens at a helm in sync
  • Integrates…everything, various sonar technologies, integrated autopilot, connectivity, apps, engine data and more
  • Includes external 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS that updates position and heading 10 times per second
  • Low profile flush mount or smooth flat mount for a glass helm look

Our fully-integrated 43 cm (15") touchscreen multifunction display (MFD) includes the best marine user interface from Garmin. The epitome of the Power of Simple™, the GPSMAP 8015 is one of the most technologically-advanced, easiest to use MFDs we have ever offered.

Multi-touch Glass Helm Display

The bright, crisp XGA touchscreen comes standard with a worldwide, satellite-enhanced basemap and includes pinch-to-zoom and other touch controls to give you intuitive finger-tip operation. Anti-glare and LED backlighting makes this series our easiest to view in bright sunlight; auto-dimming provides outstanding visibility at night.

Full System Integration

Integrates...everything, including various sonar technologies, integrated autopilot, connectivity, apps, engine data and multi-media. SmartMode™ control allows the user to quickly change all screens at a helm in sync to a preset mode. Everything you need is at the tip of your finger, all on one screen.

Customise Layouts with SmartMode Control

SmartMode control allows you to switch all monitors in sync from one mode to another without manually switching each monitor separately. Fully customisable layouts, data and gauges allow you to place the information you need to see right where you want it.

High Performance System

External GPS19x smart antenna with 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS receiver updates position and heading 10 times per second to display a more fluid vessel movement and dramatically improves your ability to accurately mark and navigate to 5,000 waypoints.

GRID™ (Garmin Remote Input Device)

A remote device that provides full control of all GPSMAP 8000 Glass Helm series units. Rotary knob and joystick controls provide navigation through menus and screens and allows you to seamlessly navigate between monitors at a station. Control single or multiple monitors with one device. Supports multiple devices per station. Small footprint can be integrated into a captain’s chair (sold separately).

NMEA 2000 Support

This combo allows you to add more capabilities to your boat. It provides NMEA 2000 support so you can see valuable information on your screen for Garmin autopilot, engine data and more.

Enhanced Auto Guidance

Just enter the location where you want to go and patented Garmin Auto Guidance technology instantly searches through relevant charts to create a safe virtual pathway on the display that helps you avoid low bridges, shallow water and other charted obstructions en route.

Better still, with enhanced Version 2.0, you now have access to even more features and capabilities. You’re able to adjust the calculated Auto Guidance pathway by inserting “via” points at interim stops or landmarks along your desired route. You can easily review hazard points along your calculated path. And you can even engage your compatible Garmin autopilot to follow the Auto Guidance route, automatically. Other 2.0 enhancements give you the ability to calculate arrival times at any point on your route (great for timing arrivals to correspond with bridge openings and other time-critical events). Better still, you can now save your plotted Auto Guidance paths for future navigation by backing them up on an SD™ card with your BlueChart® g2 Vision® or Lake Vü™ HD Ultra cartography¹.

Simplified SOS Calling 

This exclusive SOS safety assist feature makes it easier for anyone – even those not familiar with marine electronics or radio protocols – to quickly call for Coast Guard help in an emergency. By simply tapping the SOS button on the chartplotter’s touchscreen display, your networked Garmin VHF radio will automatically tune to the Channel 16 emergency frequency and a list of possible situations (Ffire, man overboard, etc.) will be displayed. Once the applicable choice has been selected, the screen will provide a Coast Guard approved VHF radio distress call script, along with the ship’s current lat/long GPS coordinates, that can be read off to responders – thus saving time, averting panic, and providing the essential information needed by rescuers to assure the best possible outcome.

GPX Waypoints Transfer

If you have waypoints, tracks or frequently used routes stored on another manufacturer’s GPS product – or on a Garmin handheld device –  now it’s easier than ever to transfer those items to your new Garmin chartplotter, via industry-standard GPX software formatting. GPX is an open standard format for GPS data exchange across platforms and applications. With this easy-to-use interface technology, Garmin has taken “no waypoint left behind” to a whole new level of trade-up convenience.

Special Sailing Features

To help you gain a wind-maximizing competitive edge, your chartplotter features a pre-race guidance page that shows your virtual starting line, along with data fields showing laylines, time to burn before the start and a race timer that can be synchronized across all your networked Garmin GPS products. In addition, other supported sailing features include an enhanced wind rose, heading and course-over-ground lines, set and drift, true and apparent wind data and more. You can also use available built-in wireless connectivity to access and control a variety of marine-specific apps via compatible smartphones or tablets.

Panoptix™ Down Transducer

With 1 Panoptix Down transducer, you get 3 remarkable views, allowing you to actually see fish and bait swimming around under your boat – in real time. You can even see fish in the water column in 3-D, from the bottom to the surface. You can be stationary yet still see things in 3-D below your boat.


Shows real-time moving sonar images below the boat. This screen shows bait drop echo trail movement in purple with sonar history data at left.


Scans the area below the boat from front to back and side to side. This screen shows a school of fish sitting against the back side of vertical face, on Pport side of boat 35 feet deep.


Scrolls through the data as the boat moves to show the history of entire water columns – from the bottom to the surface and all of the fish in between. This screen shows the boat passing over a stream channel with a school of fish between 30 to 40 feet.

Panoptix Forward Transducer

One Panoptix Forward transducer provides 2 impressive views, even while your boat is stationary. It shows the bottom plus fish and bait swimming in the water column in front of your boat – in real time. You can even see your lure as you reel it in. You can also get 3-D views of fish and structure in front of your boat.


Updates are provided with a single ping, providing real-time moving images of what’s in the water. This screen shows a large target (a diver) approaching the boat.


Digitally scans the area in front of the boat, creating a forward-looking 3-D view of the bottom, structure and fish. This screen shows fish targets at 10 feet and drawing bottom depth of 20 feet.

WAAS enabled BlueChart g2 Vision Compatible Marine Network XM Satellite WeatherNMEA 2000 Compatible


Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 15.9” x 12.0” x 3.7" (40.2 x 30.6 x 9.4 cm)
Display size, WxH

12" x 9"; 15" diagonal

(30.5 x 22.9 cm; 38.1 cm diagonal)

Display resolution, WxH 1024 x 768 pixels
Display type Touchscreen XGA display (anti-glare finish)
Weight 16.8 lbs (7.62 kg)
Water rating IPX7
Antenna External only
NMEA 2000® compatible
NMEA 0183 compatible
SiriusXM™ Weather & Radio compatible
Power consumption

Max power usage at 10 Vdc: 47 W

Typical current draw at 12 Vdc: 2.5 A

Max current draw at 12 Vdc: 4.7 A

Mounting options Flat or flush
Garmin Marine Network™ ports 4

Maps & Memory

Preloaded maps None
Accepts data cards 2 SD™ cards (Garmin Card Reader required)
Waypoints 5,000
Routes 100
Track log 50,000 points; 50 saved tracks

Chartplotter Features

Garmin Radar compatible
Garmin Sonar compatible

Yes (with GSD™ black box, sold separately)

Garmin SmartMode compatible (customizable monitor presets)
Supports AIS (tracks target ships position)
Supports DSC (displays position data from DSC-capable VHF radio)
Tide tables
Garmin Meteor Audio System compatible
Supports Fusion-Link compatible marine radios
GSD™ Black Box sonar support
GCV™ Black Box sonar support
BlueChart® Mobile (planning) compatible Yes (Wi-Fi Adapter Kit required, sold separately)
Garmin Helm compatible Yes (Wi-Fi Adapter Kit required, sold separately)
GRID™ (Garmin Remote Input Device) compatible

Sonar Features & Specifications

Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable Yes (with compatible black box sonar)
Dual-beam (77/200 kHz) sonar capable Yes (with compatible black box sonar)
CHIRP sonar technology Yes (with external black box)

Yes (with GCV™ black box, sold separately)


Yes (with GCV™ black box, sold separately)


NMEA 0183 input ports 4
NMEA 0183 output ports 2
Video input ports

4 - BNC composite

1 - BNC component

1 - DVI-I

Video output ports 1 - DVI-I
Wireless connectivity Yes (Wi-Fi Adapter Kit required, sold separately)



Wifi can only be used with the below compatible Garmin apps.

  • Garmin BlueChart Mobile
  • Garmin Helm

In the Box

What's in the box:

  • GPSMAP 8015
  • GPS 19x NMEA 2000® (with pole mount, flush mount and under deck mount adapters)¹
  • Garmin card reader¹
  • Protective cover
  • Flush mount gasket and hardware
  • Power cable
  • NMEA 0183 cable
  • NMEA 2000 2 m (6.5 ft) backbone/drop cable
  • NMEA 2000 power cable
  • NMEA 2000 T-connector & terminator kit
  • Manual case with documentation

¹Item not included with the display only variation


Maps for New Regions

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Compatible Devices