Raymarine broke new ground air last week at the Miami Boat Show by unveiling drone compatibility on Axiom MFDs. Right now, the party trick works with DJI Spark and Mavic drones—two of the most affordable and popular portable drones on the market.
The strike: At first glance, the move might solicit eye rolls…until you think about the potential applications of a 4K video drone like the Mavic Pro scouting shoals and flats for you. Plug in a few battery chargers to your boat, and you’ve got a James Bond-like spy machine capable of sniping fish out from miles away. The integration also ups the game for fishing videographers, who suddenly have an even more impressive answer to the windscreen-mounted GoPro.