OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today announced that Sea Hunt Boat Company, one of the top-selling saltwater boat brands in the country, has selected Garmin to be an electronics supplier to outfit its full line of center console boats ranging from 18-30 feet. Beginning immediately, Sea Hunt will offer its customers several Garmin marine electronics packages, many of which include the new GPSMAP 1242xsv Touch chartplotter/sonar all-in-one combo. Garmin and Sea Hunt will be showcasing the GPSMAP 1242 Touch series for the first time at the Miami International Boat Show this week, Feb. 15-19, in booths C724 and B113 respectively.
“It’s an honor to join the Sea Hunt family,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “From family boaters to tournament anglers, we’re confident that Sea Hunt customers will appreciate having Garmin electronics onboard thanks in part to the industry-leading features, ease-of-use and superior quality and service our products are known for.”
“Sea Hunt Boat Company is proud to welcome Garmin marine electronics to the Sea Hunt family for our 2018 model year,” said Bubba Roof, Sea Hunt Boat Company president. “We believe in giving our customers the best available options and features in the industry, and Garmin provides the perfect combination of leading technology and user friendliness that our customers desire.”
Sea Hunt will be factory-installing electronics packages that offer leading-edge technology customers can expect from Garmin, including the new 12-inch GPSMAP 1242xsv Touch all-in-one touchscreen chartplotter/combo. The GPSMAP 1242xsv Touch comes preloaded with BlueChart® g2 charts and LakeVü HD maps and features built-in 1kW traditional CHIRP sonar and CHIRP ClearVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonar capability for a near-picture quality view of what’s beneath the boat. It offers full networking capabilities, including radar, so customers have the ability to build on to their system, starting with the included VHF 110 marine radio with standard Class D Digital Selective Calling (DSC) functionality that allows users to stay in contact with the shore and other boats in their area. The GPSMAP 1242xsv Touch also offers built-in Wi-Fi™ that enables the unit to pair with the free Garmin ActiveCaptain™ app for unlimited access to cartography, automatic delivery of the latest software available, off-vessel planning capabilities, connected services and so much more.
Garmin is the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer1 and was recently named Manufacturer of the Year for the third consecutive year by the NMEA, an honor given to the most recognized marine electronics company for support of products in the field. Garmin’s portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar technology, high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution mapping, sailing instrumentation, audio, entertainment and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use. Other Garmin marine brands include FUSION Entertainment, and Navionics, a premier supplier of electronic navigation charts.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.
1Based on 2016 reported sales.
About Garmin International Inc. Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin, GPSMAP and BlueChart are registered trademarks and ActiveCaptain is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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