Innovation + Performance = MAQ Sonar

Our R&D team, led by Gene Hill with his 45 plus years of experience in the sonar industry and an engineering staff with a combined 90 plus years, apply their creative talents to ensure that the MAQ Sonar system will meet and exceed the industry demands of today and in the future. Our strong and stable platform design has allowed us to provide performance enhancing feature upgrades to our customers on a regular basis.

From our research/development and manufacturing centre in Finch, Ontario, Canada we build, test and assemble, each individual Sonar. Our facility houses a 100 cubic meter acoustic test tank for testing and calibration after final assembly.

Individual parts are fully inspected and tested throughout the process to ensure the quality, reliability and performance expected of a MAQ Sonar. Once these parts have passed our QC tests they are assembled into the components that make up an Omni Sonar system. Only after rigorous testing in our tank, and temperature cycling in our heat chamber, is a system carefully packed for shipment to the client.

Our mission is to provide the fishing industry with the finest tools available in this competitive market.

1970’s:The first Omni-directional fishing sonar was produced. It worked well on slow moving fish but was unable to detect individual or fast moving fish.


1979: MAQ Sonar produces first Sonar (45 KHz) which was able to detect Yellow Fin Tuna. It becomes popular with the American, French and Spanish Yellow Fin Tuna fleets in all 3 oceans.


1995: MAQ Sonar’s new design (90 KHz) becomes popular for detecting Spanish Albacore Tuna. It becomes the Sonar of choice for detecting near surface fish, fast moving fish and small fish.


1999: MAQ Sonar moves into its new Production and office complex and adds a 100 cubic meter acoustic test tank for testing and calibration after final assembly.


2008: RDT option is made available to the fishing fleets. The detection possibilities are increased and attract the attention of large Russian fishing vessel fleets.


2010: The new 60 KHz transducer is introduced to the MAQ line up and finds a home alongside the MAQ 90 and MAQ 22. Wideband is introduced into the 22 KHz transducer.


2018: The release of the "Fully Stabilized Omni Sonar" for improved tracking of targets in all sea conditions


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