Garmin was the big winner at the annual NMEA conference recently, as the electronics giant was named Manufacturer of the Year (for the third straight year) and won eight awards for product excellence.
Garmin dominated the annual Product of Excellence competition at the National Marine Electronics Association convention in Bellevue, Washington. In voting by NMEA members, Garmin won in eight categories – radar, autopilot, multi-function display, mobile application, utility, fishfinder, AIS, and multimedia entertainment.
For the second straight year, Garmin won the MFD category with its GPSMAP 8624 (pictured above), a 24-inch, all-in-one chartplotter with the highest screen resolution in the market. For five years running, Garmin won the top spot in the autopilot category, with its GHP Reactor Hydraulic Autopilot with SmartPump. And Garmin’s new app for smartphones, BlueChart Mobil, won for its route-planning and streaming weather capabilities. For more: http://newsroom.garmin.com/press-release/featured-releases/garmin-earns-top-nmea-honors-and-eight-product-awards