inReach Messages


Do not read or reply to notifications while operating the vessel. Failure to pay attention to the conditions on the water can result in vessel damage, personal injury, or death.

You can connect a compatible inReach® satellite communicator to the chartplotter to view, reply to, and send messages from the chartplotter.

The inReach device must be connected to the chartplotter and receiving satellite signals to send and receive messages using the chartplotter.

Messages received and sent by the inReach device are grouped as conversations that are identified using the names or addresses of the contacts included in the messages.

All messages are limited to 160 characters, including the name, address, or phone number of the contact or contacts included in the message. If you send a message to larger groups of contacts, this reduces the available characters for the message itself. When composing a message, the available character information is shown in real time on the chartplotter to help avoid exceeding the character limit.

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March 2024