The world's largest marine electronics comparison website has announced the winner of the 'People's favourite handheld VHF radio' as Icom's IC-M71! All votes were cast online by members of the site.

The world’s largest marine electronics comparison website has announced the winner of the ‘People’s favourite handheld VHF radio’ as Icom’s IC-M71! All votes were cast online by members of the site.

The Icom IC-M71 is a 6-Watt top spec. VHF handheld radio, which has found its home in both the commercial and marine market places. Ian Lockyer, Marketing Manager of Icom (UK) Ltd said, ‘It is really great that the IC-M71 has picked up another online consumer award. Most recently the IC-M71 was voted product of the year by customers and members of the British Marine Electronics Association (BMEA).’ is an independent referral site with over 650 products listed with photos and full product specifications. After a basic requirement check, users on the site are provided with suggested marine electronic systems depending on their boat type. Specific individual products can be found within the 14 different product sections. The site can be used to compare functionality and suitability in all available products, and also includes a guidance section describing key product features and detailed information about purchasing marine electronics. The site is free to use, and the data is updated regularly.

Company founders Kieran Breheny and Bruce Pelkey, have many years experience in the design and development of marine navigation electronics. They bring this experience to customers through a simple and straightforward web site.Kieran Breheny, the UK Managing Director, commented: “The world of marine electronics for a recreational user has become too complex; the choice is extensive and the specifications are too long. The goal of is to simplify the choices for customers and help them, in conjunction with their local electronics dealer, to make the right decision for their boat and type of boating.” will be exhibiting at the London boat show stand N36P. The latest user poll asks users to describe their boating activities and how they’ve altered due to the current economic climate.