Compasses have been around for millennia, and they’re still important today. They're among the most reliable of all maritime equipment, and they’re still required by the coast guard in commercial applications. If you lose power on your boat, you’ll be glad to have a compass on board. Also, check out our magnifiers to make reading tiny maps easier. It may seem like you don’t need a map in the age of smartphones, but you’ll be glad to have a map, a magnifier, and a compass if you find yourself out of signal range.