Oct 5, 2021

GarminGarmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), has announced that it was named Manufacturer of the Year for the seventh consecutive year by members of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) at its annual business meeting and awards banquet held Sept. 23 in Orlando, Fla. The coveted Manufacturer of the Year honor is given to the most recognized company in the marine electronics industry for excellence in product service and support in the field.

Garmin was also awarded five NMEA Product of Excellence awards in the multi-function display (MFD), autopilot, safety, multimedia entertainment and mobile application—utility categories. These awards are voted on by NMEA dealers who specialize in installing marine electronics, qualified NMEA technicians and fellow marine electronics manufacturers.

“We are incredibly humbled to again be named the NMEA Manufacturer of the Year and for so many of our products to be recognized with top accolades in their categories,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “These awards go beyond the products; they represent Garmin’s steadfast commitment to excellence and reliability among our industry colleagues and customers, and are a true testament to the work and dedication of our entire team. ”

This year’s NMEA Product of Excellence honors include:

· Multi-function display – GPSMAP® 8616xsv; this 16-inch chartplotter with a full HD in-plane switching (IPS) display with multi-touch control comes preloaded with the latest BlueChart® g3 coastal cartography and LakeVü g3 maps with integrated Navionics® data and Auto Guidance2 technology. The GPSMAP 8616xsv offers anglers exceptional sonar detail with built-in support for a wide range of CHIRP traditional and scanning sonars, Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar, and the entire Panoptix™ all-seeing sonar line, including Panoptix LiveScope™ live scanning sonar, recipient of the 2018 NMEA Technology of the Year award. This is Garmin’s seventh consecutive honor in this category.

· Autopilot – Reactor™ 40 Hydraulic Autopilot with SmartPump v2; the Reactor was Garmin’s first recreational autopilot system to utilize AHRS technology and boasts usability, installation flexibility, and many other features that prove to be valuable for any vessel. For nine years running, Garmin has been awarded the top spot in the autopilot category.

· Safety device – GPSMAP 86sci; with Garmin’s premium marine handheld with inReach® capabilities mariners can stay in touch globally—no matter how far offshore they may be—and if necessary, trigger an SOS to a 24/7 staffed global emergency response coordination center via the 100% global Iridum® satellite network. The GPSMAP 86sci is preloaded with Bluechart g3 coastal cartography and can connect to onboard Garmin chartplotters and instruments to stream real-time boat data for added awareness and convenience.

· Multimedia Entertainment – Fusion® Apollo™ RA770; this marine entertainment system was the world’s first touchscreen marine stereo with Apple AirPlay®, built-in Wi-Fi and network audio sharing capabilities. This is Garmin’s sixth consecutive win in this category.

· Marine application, utility – ActiveCaptain®; a free all-in-one mobile app for mariners, ActiveCaptain delivers a seamless content management system with access to cartography, automatic delivery of the latest software available, off-vessel planning capabilities, connected services and so much more. This extends Garmin’s winning streak in this category to seven years.

Earlier this week, Garmin was also named a Top 10 Most Innovative Marine Company for 2021 by Soundings Trade Only. This award honors forward-thinking companies that are transforming the future of the marine industry through new initiatives, processes, technologies and more. This is Garmin’s fourth consecutive year to be named to this prestigious list of innovative companies.

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionized life for anglers, sailors, mariners and boat enthusiasts everywhere. Committed to developing the most sophisticated marine electronics the industry has ever known, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday. For more information, visit Garmin at garmin.com

1 Based on 2020 reported sales

2 Auto Guidance is for planning purposes only and does not replace safe navigation operations

 

  • Prev
For a number of years Sail Canada and Provincial Sailing Associations have been advocating ...
West Coast Boatyard Association is hosting 4 days of in-person NMEA training from March 29 to April ...
Increase your industry knowledge and accumulate CEUs! These courses are for members and certified ...
Ontario and Quebec will be the first provinces to receive new Aqua superPower DC rapid chargers, ...
The Toronto International Boat Show team has sent out the following update on the show arrangements.
Due to the spread of the omicron virus variant, further restrictions have been in place in Germany ...
The first issue of Sailing in Canada, a brand-new digital digest produced by Canadian Yachting ...
Again, we want to thank the Boating Industry Canada News Week readers who took the time to complete ...
The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced updates to its annual Standards Week ...
First, thank you to all those Boating Industry Canada News Week readers who have already taken a ...

Virtual Toronto International Boat Show update

 

TIBS VirtualThe Toronto International Boat Show team has sent out the following update on the show arrangements.

Show Dates run for five days: January 26 – 30, 2022
Virtual Show Hours for Attendees to Connect with Exhibitors (email, phone):
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 11am – 7pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 5pm

Additional Background on TIBS Virtual:
The 2021 Virtual Toronto Boat Show attracted more than 35,000 registrations made up of returning boat show patrons, new boaters, and first-time show attendees from the Greater Toronto Area, regionally across Ontario, and as far reaching as British Columbia.

Read More


 

Boating Industry Canada News Week

 

Every Tuesday we publish a fresh Digest with informative articles pertaining to the Canadian boating and marine industry. Stay up to date with the latest products, research and industry developments.

Missed an Issue of Boating Industry Canada News Week? If you're looking for a specific issue, or simply want to catch up on previous issues, check out our Boating Industry Canada News Week Archives.

Not signed up for News Week? Subscribe here

 

 

 

 

 

Marine Products

  • Prev
Designed for chairs and benches from 23" to 54", frictionless, strong and low profile electric and ...
Protruding deck hardware—even navigation lighting—creates a trip hazard and disrupts the clean, ...
New marine cartography from Navionics delivers combined, all-in-one inland and coastal mapping, ...
In a damp and corrosion-prone onboard environment, electrical devices can short circuit to ground, ...
Keeping an array of smaller-sized fabric cleaning products around the boat, RV or house is a ...
Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), the world’s largest1 and most ...
Great music is as much a part of the outdoors as spray over the bow or mud kicked up while ...
Henry H Smith is pleased to announce their recent appointment as the Canadian Distributor for the ...
Few things on a boat have the power to convey a sense of luxury as much as the steering wheel. The ...
When the traditional twist-type shore power connection was invented in the 1930s, electricity ...

Leather-wrapped steering wheel is the ultimate luxury

Leather-Wrapped Steering WheelFew things on a boat have the power to convey a sense of luxury as much as the steering wheel. The new Torcello Elite from Schmitt & Ongaro Marine does just that. Wrapped in hand-stitched marine-grade synthetic leather, it delivers a hand feel that matches that of a premium automobile.

Designed to be customized in quantity to match virtually any boat interior, the 14" polyurethane Torcello Elite can be manufactured in an endless array of leather and stitching color combinations. 

 

 

Read More


 

People

  • Prev
Outdoor Industry sales and operations professional Russ Ackerman, with 30 years management and ...
Boating Ontario continues to deliver exceptional member value staying at the forefront of ...
The Limestone Boat Company – owner and builder of Aquasport Boats, Limestone® Boats and Boca Bay ...
Mike Burns, president of North South Nautical Group is pleased to announce the expansion of ...
The Royal Canadian Yacht Club announces  the appointment of two new directors to the senior ...
Yamaha Motor Canada is pleased to announce several new members have joined its sales and marketing ...
Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) announced on October 25th, that it has named Keith Yunger as ...
Andrews, Henry (Hank, C.J ) - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Henry on ...
After 40 years of proudly serving the boating community, Scott Smyth, founder and owner of The ...
Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced on September 20th that Kris Neff has been named ...