Archive for the Navico Category

In the Driving Seat – Eirik Hovland, Product Manager, Autopilots

Autopilots are the third largest product category at Navico leading the competition based on 40 years of heritage. Eirik Hovland, Product Manager of our Autopilots division in Egersund, Norway, sees growth in the recreational market for boaters to experience more and do more, whilst their boat is being safely self-steered … What is your role at Navico? I’ve worked in R&D in Egersund for most of my career. In 2006, I started out as a Software Developer and then moved into […]

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Process Engineering, Industry 4.0 and the Importance of People

Edgar Gadar, Process Engineering Manager, at Navico’s global manufacturing plant in Ensenada, Mexico, turns a spotlight on the challenges of efficient process engineering, the importance of his team and a peek at the future… I’ve been working for Navico or our associated brands in Ensenada for almost 24 years. During my time here, I’ve been involved in various different roles. I started my career in Manufacturing Engineering, then I became a Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor participating in the processes transfer of […]

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Navico announces strategic partnership with Axopar Boats

Navico announces strategic partnership with Axopar Boats

Cannes Yachting Festival, France – Navico is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Axopar Boats, an award-winning premium motorboat manufacturer and currently the fastest growing boat builder in Europe. The first model of cooperation is the new Axopar 37 that will house a Simrad® multi-functional information display dashboard that will give a real ‘glass bridge’ feel that is usually only found on superyachts. Alexander Berg, Director OEM Integration, Navico EMEA attending the press event in Cannes explained: “We are […]

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Navico Appoints Knut Frostad President and Chief Executive Officer

Navico Appoints Knut Frostad President and Chief Executive Officer

Egersund, Norway – Navico, parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad®, B&G® and C-MAP® brands announced today that its board of directors has appointed Knut Frostad as President and Chief Executive Officer – assuming the role of outgoing chief executive, Leif Ottosson. “We thank Leif Ottosson for leading ten years of transformation and growth in Navico,” said Hugo Maurstad, chairman of the board of Navico. “Under his management, revenues have doubled, and we have seen a manyfold increase in earnings as […]

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Darrell J. Lowrance: 1938 – 2019

Darrell J. Lowrance: 1938 - 2019

Navico Mourns Darrell J. Lowrance Inventor, Innovator & Founder Lowrance Electronics. Navico is deeply saddened to share news of the passing of Darrell J. Lowrance, founder of the Lowrance brand. Darrell served as President and CEO of Lowrance Electronics from 1964 to 2006, and was responsible for many breakthroughs in the industry. In addition to inventing the first recreational sonar product for anglers – the Fish-Lo-K-Tor, also known as the “Little Green Box” – he led the development of the first graph recorder, the […]

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Navico® Shifts Electronics Paradigm With Introduction of New Display Category

Navico® Shifts Electronics Paradigm With Introduction of New Display Category

Cutting-Edge Information Displays Bring Next-Level Electronics Integration to Boat Builders Navico® — parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad®, B&G® and C-MAP® brands — announced today the launch of a brand new category of marine technology — the information display (ID). Ushering in a new dawn of integration for boaters and marking the first significant evolution of the multifunctional display (MFD), IDs combine a sleek design with a configurable interface that simplifies monitoring and control of onboard systems — all with […]

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Navico® and C-MAP announce merger

Navico® and C-MAP announce merger

Egersund, Norway – Navico – the world’s largest manufacturer of marine electronics and C-MAP – a leading supplier of digital navigation products to the recreational and commercial marine market – announced today that they have merged. Effective immediately, C-MAP will become another powerful brand in the Navico portfolio — alongside Lowrance®, Simrad® and B&G®. The merger will accelerate the companies’ shared ambition to create the world’s biggest digital marine ecosystem and deliver the best experiences for customers around the world. […]

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Navico® Announces Acquisition of Yacht Defined and Investment in HOC Yachts

Navico® Announces Acquisition of Yacht Defined and Investment in HOC Yachts

Marine Electronics Powerhouse Adds Leading Technology Integrator and Invests in Innovative Custom Boat Developer to Strengthen Its Offering to Boat Builders Egersund, Norway – Navico – the world’s largest manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad® and B&G® brands – announced today that it has acquired Yacht Defined Sweden AB (“Yacht Defined”), an international, award-winning, modern and user-friendly technology platform within navigation and digital switching systems. At the same time, Navico has made an investment into […]

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Navico & Bavaria Yachts Announce New Partnership

Navico & Bavaria Yachts Announce New Partnership

B&G and Simrad selected as exclusive suppliers Navico, the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer, and Bavaria, the second biggest ship yard for yachts in the world, are pleased to annouce a new partnership. The Navico‐owned B&G and Simrad brands will become the standard fit electronics for Bavaria’s sailing yachts, motorboats and catamarans. The highly acclaimed Bavaria C57 which launched in January 2017, and the all new Bavaria C65 are fitted exclusively with B&G Zeus³ multifunction chartplotters. Zeus³ launched at the […]

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ITC Judge determines Garmin violated cease and desist orders

ITC Judge determines Garmin violated cease and desist orders

Egersund, Norway – Navico – the world’s largest manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad® and B&G® brands – announced today that an Enforcement Initial Determination (EID) filed by an International Trade Commission (ITC) Administrative Law Judge on May 25, 2017 finds that Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN) violated the cease-and-desist orders issued in 2015 regarding the importation and sale of products featuring DownVü™ scanning sonar technology. The Judge recommends a $37 million fine for violating the ITC orders. […]

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