For the Traditionalists

This high-end Furuno sounder provides an all-new, old-school option for finding fish.

Furuno FCV-627

The Furuno FCV-627 is a traditional sounder for finding fish.Courtesy Furuno

CHIRP technology is all the rage these days, but if you’re the type who prefers simpler imagery, then this new Furuno sounder may be for you.

The new dual-frequency Furuno FCV-627 (with a smaller screen) and FCV-587 (with a larger screen) operate at 50 kHz for their low-frequency channels and 200 kHz for high-frequency ones. Both models Both have Furuno Digital Filter and Post-Processing Gain technology for clearing up the on-screen clutter. They’re weatherproof and come with a bunch of features, including fish-echo alarms.

The FCV-627 retails for $995, while the FCV-587 retails for $1,695. Look for more information in the August issue of Yachting magazine, or visit