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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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Simrad and Sea Ray announce partnership

In partnership with Sea Ray, the Simrad Go series, NSS evo3 and NSO black box systems are now an optional feature for owners of new 2018 model year Sea Ray Sport Boats and Sport Cruisers. The Simrad displays are designed to offer Sea Ray owners a user-friendly interface for all functions including charting, vessel management and integrated CHIRP and sonar. ...

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Federal jury rules in Navico/Garmin case, awards $38 million in damages

Navico announced that a Texas federal jury has found that Garmin Ltd. willfully infringed two of Navico’s DownScan Imaging sonar patents and awarded Navico $38,755,000 in damages. The district court judge has discretion to increase the damages to account for the jury’s finding that Garmin’s infringement was willful. The infringement finding concerned two of Navico’s patents relating to marine sonar ...

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Lowrance HOOK Fishfinders now standard on G3 Boats

Lowrance announced an exclusive agreement with G3 Boats to include Lowrance HOOK fishfinder/chartplotter displays on all 2018 model Sportsman Series fishing boats. Lowrance HOOK fishfinder/chartplotters come with a SolarMAX display and Lowrance sonar performance, including Advanced Signal Processing (ASP), Trackback, Broadband and CHIRP sonar. Select models also include DownScan Imaging for picture-like images of fish-holding structure directly beneath the boat. ...

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Navico acquires Naviop

Navico – manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands – announced the finalization of an agreement to acquire Naviop, a marine monitoring and control systems manufacturer. Providing the integration framework to capture data from all boating systems, Naviop creates a digital ecosystem on boats outfitted with Simrad, Lowrance and B&G marine electronics, with ...

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Navico responds to court of appeals ruling

Navico has responded to an announcement that a U.S. Court of Appeals has reversed a previous ruling in favor of Navico in one of its patent lawsuits against Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN). “Obviously, we are disappointed in the appellate court’s decision following four rulings in Navico’s favor on this matter,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico. “As a result, we are analyzing ...

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