Bayliner Boats Selects Garmin® Marine Electronics for 2011
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation today announced in conjunction with Bayliner Boats that, beginning with the upcoming 2011 model year, all Bayliner navigation packages will feature intuitive, state-of-the-art electronics exclusively from Garmin International. Bayliner, a world leader in affordably-priced runabouts and cruisers, formed this agreement with Garmin, a global leader in marine-friendly satellite navigation and communication, to continue its enhancements in the ease and usability of its boats.
“Garmin is excited to work with Bayliner, a leading manufacturer of recreational boats that meet the needs of many on the water,” said Al Sundoro, Garmin’s Director of Marine OEM Sales and Marketing. “We’re confident that our range of innovative products, worldwide network, and advanced technology will meet and exceed the needs of the Bayliner customer who demands value and performance.”
“In comparing product features, pricing and overall value, we believe Garmin is clearly the best choice and is a recognized leader in GPS mapping and VHF technology,” said Betsy Lazzara, Bayliner’s Vice President and Brand Manager. “In addition to being a great value, Garmin’s GPS and VHF radio combinations feature the latest interfacing technology available and will provide our customers with great quality and state of the art design. Our primary goal is to make boating fun and attainable to everyone. To that end, Garmin electronics feature intuitive designs and clear menus making navigating and communication easier.”
Bayliner manufactures runabout and cruiser models ranging from 16 to 33 feet. The optional navigation packages vary by model based on boat size and specific use. Bayliner already is installing Garmin electronics on its cruiser models with complete integration throughout the product offering by September when the 2011 model year begins.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroomor contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
Bayliner strives to make boating attainable and fun for everyone. For more than 50 years, Bayliner has entertained families and friends on the water with attractively-priced runabouts, cuddy cabins, deckboats and cabin boats ranging from 16-33 feet. Its comprehensive product offering and quality craftsmanship ensure Bayliner owners get maximum value with minimum investment for a lifetime of boating enjoyment. For more information, visit www.bayliner.com. Bayliner is a brand of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC).
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