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B&G, Simrad announce new VHF radios with AIS capabilities

B&G announced the release of its first VHF radio with a fully integrated Class B AIS transceiver, the V60-B VHF radio. For the first time, a VHF radio can transmit your vessel’s position over AIS. The V60-B has a large screen, intuitive interface, built-in AIS Class B transceiver, a front-mountable design for easy installation and optional wireless handsets with inductive ...

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Navico mourns passing of Darrell Lowrance

Navico, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP brands, announced the passing of Darrell J. Lowrance, founder of its Lowrance brand.    Darrell served as President and CEO of Lowrance Electronics from 1964 to 2006, and was responsible for many breakthroughs in marine electronics. In addition to the first recreational sonar product for anglers – the Fish-Lo-K-Tor (also known ...

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Navico appoints new VP of Digital Business and Marketing

Navico, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP brands announced today Knut Frostad has joined the management team as executive vice president of digital business and marketing. Frostad brings extensive industry experience, most recently serving as chief executive officer of Volvo Ocean Race. Frostad will be responsible for enabling a large set of new services for a full ...

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Navico introduces new product category

Navico — parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP brands — announced the launch of a new category of marine technology — the information display (ID).  The new, configurable graphical user interface acts as the heart of the information display. Presenting the information boaters need, when they need it, the experience-based software features pre-defined contextual modes that display ...

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Navico appoints new Americas senior vice president, COO

Navico, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP brands, has announced Jamie Elgie has been appointed to the position of senior vice president and chief operating office of the Americas. In his new role, Elgie will be responsible for all sales, marketing and operations activities for the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP brands throughout North, Central and South ...

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Navico, C-MAP announce company merger

Navico – manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands – and C-MAP – a supplier of digital navigation products to recreational and commercial marine markets –  have merged, effective today. C-MAP serves boaters worldwide, providing cartography products and services for all types of leisure boaters, from fishermen and sailing enthusiasts to powerboat owners. ...

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Navico announces new web-based system builder cloud

Navico — manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands — announced the release of a web-based version of its popular and award-winning System Builder software – System Builder Cloud. Like the original version of System Builder, System Builder Cloud is a software tool that allows sales personnel to quickly produce a quote for ...

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Navico creates executive position to address boat builder expectations

Navico, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, and B&G brands, has appointed Matt Vranich to the position of executive vice president – OEM Integration Group. Vranich will head a global company division that addresses rising expectations from Navico’s boat-building partners – regarding full system solutions that include integration, connectivity and tier-one supplier support. The OEM Integration Group now includes more ...

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Navico acquires Yacht Defined Sweden AB, invests in HOC Yachts

Navico has acquired navigational and digital switching platform provider Yacht Defined Sweden AB, and made an investment into HOC Yachts AB, a start-up, high-tech custom boat designer that will be used to showcase and validate the companies' developments in marine electronics, digital switching, boat integration and connectivity. Established in 2016, Yacht Defined offers an intuitive user interface for driving, living ...

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