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Party on: Audio manufacturers bring new technologies to the water

By Adam Quandt Traditional is by no means a word to describe the audio elements going into today’s recreational boats. Though manufacturers are still playing some forms of catch up to features often found and expected in the automotive industry, marine audio providers are working hard to keep the party going on the water. “The expectations of consumers are way ...

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Garmin reports strong growth for Q1

Garmin Ltd. recently announced results for the first quarter ended March 28, 2020. Highlights for first quarter 2020 include a total revenue of $856 million, a 12% increase, with fitness, marine, outdoor and aviation collectively increasing 17% over the prior year quarter. Other highlights include: a gross margin of 59.2% compared to 59.0% in the prior year quarter, with operating ...

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Garmin launches new marine smartwatch

Garmin International Inc. announced the quatix 6, its next-generation marine GPS smartwatch series designed specifically for life on the water. More than a watch, the quatix 6 combines all of the features of Garmin’s flagship fēnix 6 GPS smartwatch with specialized boating, fishing, cruising and sailing capabilities, including comprehensive connectivity with compatible Garmin chartplotters and other marine electronics to offer ...

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Garmin named IBBI Supplier of the Year

Garmin International, Inc. announced that it was awarded the Supplier of the Year distinction for the second year in a row from the Independent Boat Builders, Inc. (IBBI). As the industry’s largest purchasing cooperative, the IBBI’s 18-member network of boat brands collectively builds nearly 25% of all boats sold in the U.S. The IBBI Supplier of the Year award recognizes ...

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Garmin reports strong revenue, operating income growth

Garmin Ltd. announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended Dec. 28, 2019. “2019 was another exciting year of growth thanks to our strong lineup of products and unique innovations,” said Cliff Pemble, president and chief executive officer of Garmin Ltd. “We entered 2020 with a great lineup of recently introduced products with more on the way. We ...

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Garmin and Fusion unveil redesigned signature series speakers, subwoofers

Garmin International, Inc. announced it has redesigned its Fusion-branded Signature Series marine speakers and subwoofers with LED lighting that delivers what the companies claim is an unprecedented spectrum of color variations to complement each unique boat and style. Building on the success of the Signature Series product line, the new Fusion Signature Series 3 combines traditional red, green and blue LEDs with ...

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Garmin honored with two DAME Design Awards

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), announced it was honored with wins in two categories in the 2019 DAME Design Awards, an annual competition that celebrates marine equipment design. The Garmin Force trolling motor and the GPSMAP 86i marine handheld with inReach® satellite communication capabilities received top DAME accolades in the ‘Machinery, Propulsion, Mechanical and Electrical Systems ...

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Regulator partners with Garmin for offshore center consoles

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., announced that Regulator Marine has selected Garmin to be its premier electronics supplier to outfit its full line of offshore sportfishing center console boats beginning model year 2020. Garmin electronics will be standard equipment on all Regulator boats ranging from 23 to 41 feet, including the new Regulator 26XO center console crossover, ...

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Garmin and Lowrance enter trolling motor market

Within days of each other, marine electronics manufacturers Garmin and Lowrance both entered into the freshwater trolling motor market. Both motors will be on display at this year's International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) in Orlando, Fla., July 10-12. Garmin Force Trolling Motor Garmin announced its new Force trolling motor, which offers a brushless motor, allowing the motor to ...

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IBBI selects Fusion as marine stereo supplier, extends Garmin agreement

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), announced that Fusion, a Garmin brand providing marine entertainment, has been selected as a supplier of choice for the Independent Boat Builders, Inc. (IBBI), the industry’s largest purchasing cooperative. Beginning Model Year 2020, this agreement will give members direct access to Fusion’s full line of audio entertainment products through 2024. Comprised ...

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