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I just bought a Standard Horizon HX-471S VHF/DSC. Aside from an absence of info on where to find the NMEA wires (look under the unmarked white disc in the base!), so far it's a pretty sweet little unit. I will test it throughly when I launch next month, but I am looking forward to installing it in my pilothouse.
I'll use it as my "carry" VHF for off the boat and in the Zodiac. I use an older, but quite rugged and well-performing SH 260S as my "deck" VHF (which gets used the most, actually) and my ICOM M45 base unit down below.
The new SH 471S has family band as well, which is handy for talking to the foredeck in loud conditions and/or anchoring.