Icom Announces New VHF Marine Products at 2013 Miami International Boat Show

BELLEVUE, WAIcom America, an award-winning manufacturer of marine-band radios and communication systems, is attending the 2013 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail. From February 14-18, Icom will be at Booth #1687 debuting two new VHF handheld radios and a new compact VHF black box fixed mount unit.

"The Miami Boat Show is a great event to announce new radio products," says Icom America National Marine Sales Manager David McLain. "Icom looks forward to showcasing the M73 Series handhelds and the M400BB fixed mount-two new radios that offer boaters great design and robust feature sets."

Icom's M73 Series comprises two handheld models including a "PLUS" version that features "Last Call" voice recording and playback, "Bass Boost" audio function, and active noise cancelling technology. Both handheld versions feature 6-watts of transmit power, 700mW of loud audio output and an ergonomic hourglass shape for comfortable, one-handed operation.

Icom's M400BB fixed mount transceiver is a space-saving black box option with Class D DSC. The M400BB consists of a small main body unit and a supplied COMMANDMICIV™, which is available in Black or Super White colors. The black box option possesses a small physical footprint, flexible installation and an intuitive user interface.

Produced by the NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Association), the Miami Boat Show hosts Icom alongside 2,000+ companies, over 3,000 boats, and thousands of marine electronics, gear and accessories. More than 110,000 attendees are expected at this year's 5-day event, which is held at three Florida venues: the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center and the Miamarina at Bayside.

Seminars, workshops and clinics are held on-land or in-water each day of the show. Admission for Premiere Day on Thursday, February 14th, is $35.00. For each remaining event day, admission is $20.00 per adult and admittance for youth (15 years and younger) is free. For information on multi-day discount passes, shuttle details and other event highlights, visit the Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show at www.miamiboatshow.com.

Visit Icom online at www.icomamerica.com/marine for more information on marine products.

By Ocean Navigator