GPSMAP® 551s

Part Number: 010-00763-01
$1,327.87 NZD
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The GPSMAP 551 is a compact chartplotter that features an ultra-bright 5” QVGA colour display along with an improved high-speed digital design for increased map drawing and panning speeds. It’s ready to go with an easy-to-use interface and a built-in, satellite-enhanced basemap preloaded with BlueChart® g2 charts for Australia and New Zealand. The GPSMAP 551 also accepts BlueChart® g2 Vision cards for added features and functionality such as high-resolution satellite imagery, Mariner’s and Fish Eye views and Auto Guidance technology.

Explore the Seas

The GPSMAP 551 comes ready to go with preloaded BlueChart® g2 for Australia and New Zealand. For all other areas, the GPSMAP 551 has a worldwide basemap with satellite images in place of more traditional maps. The GPSMAP 551 also comes standard with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver for superior satellite tracking and quicker acquisition times. And with an SD card slot, it’s easy to add additional maps without connecting to a computer.

Add Sonar

Where applicable, the sounder version, GPSMAP 551s, comes with a powerful dual-frequency transducer that clearly illustrates depth contours, fish targets and structure whether you’re fishing in freshwater or off the coast. The GPSMAP 551 and GPSMAP 551s are also NMEA 2000-compatible for easy connectivity with sensors, instruments and future marine offerings.

Add Extras with BlueChart g2 Vision

With the optional BlueChart g2 Vision SD card, you can add a whole new dimension of exceptional features to your chartplotter.

  • 3D Mariner’s and Fish Eye view provides you with a 3-dimensional perspective of map information, both above and below the waterline
  • High-resolution satellite images help you orient yourself in unfamiliar areas
  • Auto Guidance technology searches through all relevant charts to create a route you can actually follow — one that avoids obstacles, shallow water, buoys and other obstructions
New Charts Guarantee NMEA 2000 Compatible XM Satellite Weather BlueChart g2 Vision Compatible WAAS enabled


Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 5.9" x 6.4" x 2.9" (15.0 x 16.3 x 7.4 cm)
Display size, WxH

3.0" x 4.0"; 5.0" diagonal

(7.6 x 10.2 cm; 12.7 cm diagonal)

Display resolution, WxH 234 x 320 pixels
Display type QVGA display
Weight 1.75 lbs (0.8 kg)
Water rating IPX7
Antenna Internal with external connection
NMEA 2000® compatible
NMEA 0183 compatible
Power consumption

Max power usage at 13.8 Vdc: 15 W

Typical current draw at 12 Vdc: 0.6 A

Mounting options Bail with swivel or flush
Garmin Marine Network™ ports None

Maps & Memory

Preloaded maps None
Accepts data cards 1 SD™ card
Waypoints 3,000
Routes 100
Track log 10,000 points; 50 saved tracks

Chartplotter Features

Garmin Sonar compatible
Supports AIS (tracks target ships position)
Supports DSC (displays position data from DSC-capable VHF radio)
Tide tables

Sonar Features & Specifications

Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable
Frequencies supported 50/200 kHz
Transmit power 500 W RMS
Maximum depth

1,500 ft.

(depth capacity is dependent on water bottom type and other water conditions)

Bottom lock (shows return from the bottom up)
Water temperature log and graph


NMEA 0183 input ports 2
NMEA 0183 output ports 2
Video input ports None
Video output ports None

In the Box


Maps for New Regions

Need maps for other regions? See all maps that are compatible with this device.

Need a map update?

Update the maps that came with your device for the best navigation experience.

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