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Simrad BSM-3 Unveiled

Simrad Yachting, a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems, announced today its next-generation sonar system, the Simrad BSM-3 Broadband Sounder with CHIRP (Compressed High-Intensity Radar Pulse).

The Simrad BSM-3 is the most advanced broadband sounder on the market.

Capable of reaching depths of 10,000 feet (3,000 meters), the BSM-3 has been engineered to provide unparalleled target separation, clarity and resolution throughout the water column to locate fish both nearshore and offshore. The Simrad BSM-3 is optimized for use with the Simrad NS Series including the new NSS evo2 and NSO evo2 systems—the latest and best multifunction devices available from the brand.

The BSM-3 is compatible with the range of Airmar transducers and is optimized for the new Airmar Wide-angle CHIRP transducer series, which provide more coverage and a 25-degree beam angle across the entire frequency range. It is designed to give recreational boaters and commercial fisherman the highest dependability and performance available in a sonar system.

Easy-to-use features such as bottom color tracking and easy split zoom controls, as well as a selection of scroll speeds and transmit power settings set Simrad’s sonar systems well above the competition. Encased in a rugged aluminum housing with a waterproof access cover and easy-to-connect transducer plugs, the BSM-3 is easy to install. Users simply run cables and then connect them to their Simrad NS-Series multifunction device.

“Building on our industry-leading CHIRP sonar technologies, the Simrad BSM-3 Broadband Echosounder with CHIRP gives anglers outstanding clarity and target definition,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico.

“Through constant research and development, Simrad has improved upon our already cutting-edge design by making the BSM-3 easier to use and install.”

The high-performance Simrad BSM-3 Broadband Sounder with CHIRP can be purchased from authorized Simrad Yachting dealers and distributors throughout the United States and Canada.

For more information on the Simrad BSM-3 or the brand’s entire line of marine electronics contact 800-628-4487 (toll-free) in the USA or 800-661-3983 (toll-free) in Canada, or visit