May 18, 2017

Garmin LogoGarmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) today announced that it has acquired Active Corporation, a developer of crowd sourced rich content for boaters, marketed as ActiveCaptain™.

ActiveCaptain is a community based, electronic marine database that contains near real-time information about marinas, anchorages, local points of interest, and marine hazards – most of which is user-generated – for cruising and sailing destinations around the world. The database boasts more than 250,000 users and can be accessed via web browser or a variety of mobile applications.

“There is really nothing else out there that compares to the depth and breadth of the ActiveCaptain database,” said Cliff Pemble, Garmin president and CEO. “Mariners rely on ActiveCaptain to make their voyages better informed and more enjoyable, and we are delighted to add this technology to the Garmin portfolio.”

“Garmin is a technology leader among boaters of all types, and we are looking forward to working with them to make ActiveCaptain even more robust and global,” said Jeffrey Siegel, co-owner and co-founder of ActiveCaptain. “Garmin has extensive engineering and cartography capabilities that will allow ActiveCaptain to be deeply integrated into their product offerings.”

The founders and sole employees of ActiveCaptain, Karen and Jeffrey Siegel, will become employees of Garmin International. Financial terms of the acquisition will not be released.

For over 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at www.facebook.com/garmin, www.twitter.com/garmin, or www.youtube.com/garmin.

About Garmin Ltd.
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd or its subsidiaries.

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THE INDUSTRY MOURNS THE LOSS OF JOHN ROY

John Roy 400Roy, John Alexander
October 22, 1955 – August 12, 2017

John Alexander Roy passed away quietly at home on August 12 after a short battle with cancer. He was 61.

Music was in John's blood, playing both trombone and piano, but it was on the ocean that John found his calling. He first took to the water in the mid-60s aboard his father's schooner, the Jeto. Soon after he began his 50-year relationship with the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron (RNSYS) as a junior sailor, instructor, member and Vice Commodore of Sailing. Sailing bridged pleasure and business for John, and in 1980 he began working for Ocean Yacht Sales before buying the company in 1990. OYS was a business and a passion that... READ MORE

 

 

 

ABYC MARINE ELECTRICAL CERTIFICATION (ONTARIO, CANADA)

abyc logo 2017 400This 4 day course is designed for the marine professional with at least 3 – 5 years’ experience working with marine electrical system design, installation or repair and will provide the student with a comprehensive and focused look at the key ABYC standards. The successful certification candidate should have some familiarity with ABYC electrical standards.

When: December 11-14, 2017.

Where: Ontario, Canada
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Contact Sandy Brown at 410-990-4460 x101 or sbrown@abycinc.orgRegister today! READ MORE 

 

 

 

 

2017 FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW ANNOUNCES GUY HARVEY AS 2017 OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE PROVIDER

Guy Harvey 400Informa Exhibitions, the organizers of the 58th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) are pleased to announce that world-renowned marine artist, conservationist, scientist and angler Guy Harvey will provide the official 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show merchandise this year. An exclusive Guy Harvey design for FLIBS 2017 will be unveiled before the show, which is set to take place from Wednesday November 1 through Sunday, November 5, 2017.

Dr. Harvey, who started his career as an artist selling t-shirts at FLIBS 31 years ago, has been at the show selling his art and officially licensed merchandise, as well as meeting fans, every year since...READ MORE