KIRKLAND, Wash. (September 2021) – At this year’s NMEA Product of Excellence Awards Banquet, Icom’s M605 was presented the Marine VHF of the Year award for the fifth year in a row, keeping our eight-year streak alive. The M506 previously received this award from 2014 – 2016.
The M605 is not just a radio. It is an on-board communications system that allows smooth operation essentially anywhere on the vessel. By being able to remotely control up to three controllers with the HM-195 series COMMANDMIC™, the M605 gives boaters flexibility and never have to be tied to one station again. The reason the M605 continues to be popular year after year is because it has top-of-the-line features and functions such as a 4.3-inch LCD color display with a near 180-degree viewing angle for the highest visibility, an integrated AIS receiver, and an intuitive user interface.
The 2021 NMEA Conference & Expo is a significant global industry trade event focusing on marine electronics from recreational, commercial, and government sectors. Events include a two-day expo where manufacturers introduce new products for 2022. The NMEA Manufacturer Product of Excellence Awards are voted on annually by the NMEA Membership body, who make up Marine Electronics Manufacturers, Dealers, and installers. We appreciate the support from our dealers and installers and can’t wait to see everyone again next year.
Icom is known worldwide for manufacturing the most impressive marine radios – handheld or fixed mount. And in a world where technology is ever-evolving, Icom continues to stand the test of time with leading-edge forward-thinking. Because of this, boaters the world over choose Icom for their legendary durability, quality, dependability, and ease of use.