Garmin scoops nine NMEA awards
Garmin International has been named Manufacturer of the Year by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA).
This marks the third consecutive year the accolade has been won by Garmin, which also picked up eight wins in NMEA’s Product of Excellence Awards, including radar, autopilot, MFD, mobile application — aid to navigation, mobile application — utility, fishfinder, AIS and multimedia entertainment.
Dan Bartel, VP of global consumer sales at Garmin, said: “We are incredibly proud and humbled by these recognitions and we look forward to continuing to move the marine industry forward by delivering first-class hardware, software and support.”
Multiple titles retained
For the second year in a row, Garmin won the MFD category for its GPSMAP 8624.
Garmin brand FUSION also received consecutive honours in the multimedia entertainment category, this year for the AV755 Marine Stereo System.
Garmin received the top spot in the autopilot category for the fifth year running for its GHP Reactor Hydraulic Autopilot with SmartPump.
The new Fantom 24 radome with MotionScope technology took top honours in the radar category.
Garmin BlueChart Mobile was named the best mobile application aid to navigation and Garmin Helm won for mobile application utility.
Other Garmin products honoured include the GSD 26 black-box sounder in the fishfinder category and black box transceiver AIS 600 in the AIS category.
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