G3 Boats reached agreements with Simrad and with Lowrance to provide electronics for navigation and for fishfinding for 2018.
Navico (Lowrance, Simrad, B&G)
Navico develops, makes and distributes marine electronics for the recreational market and is the parent company of the Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G brands.
Navico said it has finalized an agreement to acquire Italian marine monitoring and control systems manufacturer Naviop.
Simrad said it introduced the AP48, a premium control head for the company’s Continuum autopilot systems.
After a record-setting year in 2016 with the Elite-7 Ti fishfinder/chart plotter, Lowrance is reporting that its new Elite-9 Ti is having strong sales to start 2017.
Lowrance pro angler Jordan Lee won the 2017 Bassmaster Classic championship last weekend on Lake Conroe in Houston.
Lowrance announced the production of the HDS Carbon 16, a new fishfinder and chart plotter with a 16-inch screen, at the 2017 Geico Bassmaster Classic.
Navico Americas sales director Sean Hatherley was named to the board of the National Marine Electronics Association.
Lowrance announced an upgrade promotion in celebration of its 60th anniversary.
Sail America said B&G was named the title sponsor for the 2017 edition of its biennial industry conference.
Electronics continue to pump fresh blood into a financially healthy marine industry. Competition among the major players is arguably at an all-time high, with companies consistently delivering new products in radar, sonar, GPS chartplotting, multifunction displays (MFDs) and autopiloting.