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R5000 Radar series expands portfolio

R5000 Radar series expands portfolio

Announcing the Simrad R5000 Series – a giant leap forward in commercial-grade radar solutions. Available in a range of configurations to meet the requirements for type-approved X- and S-Band radar systems aboard CAT 1 and CAT 2 SOLAS vessels, including high-speed craft, the Simrad R5000 radar’s modular design makes it easy to create a single or multi-radar system for vessels of any size and type. Fully networkable, Simrad R5000 radar systems feature up to four radar sensors, four master/slave consoles […]

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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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B&G® introduce easy to use, radar enabled Vulcan 12 and Vulcan 7 sailing chartplotters

B&G® introduce easy to use, radar enabled Vulcan 12 and Vulcan 7 sailing chartplotters

The B&G Vulcan range brings dedicated sailing features and radar to club racers and cruisers in new 12 and 7 inch models Southampton, UK ‐ B&G®, the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, is pleased to announce the launch of the new Vulcan family of sailing chartplotters. The updated and extended series now offers a fully refreshed 7”, a 9” and an all‐new, largeformat 12”; all with Broadband Radar™ compatibility. B&G’s latest offering with the new Vulcan range ensures […]

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B&G® launches Volvo Ocean Race Commentary & #heartoftherace Competition

B&G® launches Volvo Ocean Race Commentary & #heartoftherace Competition

As official Race Suppliers to the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race, B&G is launching a money can’t buy trip to the start of the race and exclusive race commentary from Libby Greenhalgh Southampton, UK ‐ B&G®, the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, is pleased to announce the launch of its 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race #heartoftherace competition. Two lucky winners will each win a pair of tickets to go to Alicante for the start of the race. And for those […]

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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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Simrad launches NAIS 500 CLASS‐B AIS

Simrad launches NAIS 500 CLASS‐B AIS

Compact Low Power Transponder Vital for Collision Avoidance Egersund, Norway – Announcing a fully integrated, Class-B Automatic Identification System (AIS) transponder – the Simrad NAIS 500. Essential for navigating busy shipping lanes and congested ports, the NAIS 500 — which includes a dedicated GPS-500 receiver — is compact in size, lightweight and fully waterproof. It offers low power draw and features multiple connections for networking with any NSS, NSO or GO series chartplotter/multifunction display and Simrad RS VHF systems. Meeting […]

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Lowrance launches NAIS 500 CLASS-B AIS

Lowrance launches NAIS 500 CLASS-B AIS

Compact Low Power Transponder Vital for Collision Avoidance Tulsa, Okla. – Lowrance®, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, announced today, a fully integrated, Class-B Automatic Identification System (AIS) transponder – the Lowrance NAIS 500. Essential for navigating busy waterways and congested ports, the NAIS 500 — which includes a dedicated GPS-500 receiver — is compact in size, lightweight and fully waterproof. It offers low power draw and features multiple connections for networking with any HDS Carbon and HDS Gen3 series […]

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