A Garmin For Sailors This Father’s Day ~ 21 June 2015 ~

Shopping for Father’s Day will be plain sailing this year with Garmin’s range of marine gadgets, suitable for all types of sailor – from cruisers to racers.

Garmin’s sailing products are designed for those who demand quality and precision. With a focus on ease of operation and feature integration, Garmin’s innovative sailing products will make an ideal present for sailors this Father’s Day. 


The quatix is Garmin’s signature marine GPS watch, packed with features for every type of sailor. The watch includes tactical sailing features never before combined into a single watch, including race countdown timer, virtual starting line and tack assist. 

The highly functional watch includes built-in remote capabilities, allowing sailors to remotely control a Garmin autopilot from their wrist. The quatix also features an MOB activation function, which sends an automatic MOB alert to the chartplotter, should a crewmember wearing the watch fall overboard.

This advanced piece of wearable technology should be on every sailor’s wrist this Father’s Day.


If a floating GPS hits the spot then the rugged GPSMAP 78s (RRP £279.99) is a must-have. It features a 3-axis compass, barometric altimeter, crisp colour mapping, high-sensitivity receiver, moulded rubber side grips, plus a microSD card slot for loading additional maps. Like the rest of the GPSMAPseries, the 78s is also IPX7 waterproof and it even floats! 


The product is compatible with Garmin’s excusive marine cartography – BlueChart g2. For those with an existing version of BlueChart g2, an updated version is available for the discounted price of £49.99.

Montana 600 Marine Bundle

Featuring Garmin’s durable and waterproof GPS handheld, the Montana 600 Marine Bundle (RRP £399.99) is the perfect gift for adventure seekers. Designed for use on the water, the Montana 600 has a vast 4” sunlight-readable touchscreen and is built to withstand the elements.


With a BlueChart g2 card for the UK and Ireland, the Montana 600 Marine Bundle is ideal for great days out on the water. With an array of compatible maps and mounts, Montana 600 isn’t limited to use at sea.

To view Garmin’s full range of marine products, please visit: www.garmin.com.


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