BAVARIA selects Garmin® for its onboard electronics

Bavaria Yachts, one of the world´s leading yacht manufacturers with international presence, and Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, are delighted to announce their partnership with effect from January 2011 onwards.

Garmin will be the sole provider of all electronics onboard all motor and sail boats by BAVARIA. This complete package can first be purchased at the Düsseldorf boat show which starts from the 22nd January.

This complete system of equipment will include;

-      Chartplotters

GPSMAPTM 4000 and 5000 series of chartplotters which serve as your all-in-one nerve centre for the Garmin Marine Network with a multifunctional display which has options to show radar, fishfinder and any other data available on the NMEA 2000® bus.

720s (received a special mention at the Dame awards, METS 2010) Featuring a brilliant 7-inch display putting all the information you need at your fingertips. Again, options for radar, fishfinder and all other data are available on the 720
-      Instrument

GMITM 10 Digital Marine display adds a new dimension of flexibility for boaters who want a fully integrated marine instrument system. Digital, graphical or analogue style display of all available data via NMEA 2000.
-      Autopilots

The GHP 10 designed for powerboats with hydraulic steering, delivering stunning performance in all sea conditions, the GHP 10V to control the Volvo IPS systems fitted to some of the motoryachts and finally Garmin’s new GHPTM 12, second-generation sail pilot designed for 20- to 70-foot sailboats with linear-actuated steering systems. All feature rate gyro stabilised heading sensors for accurate course keeping and fast heading data for the on-board system.
“We are very pleased to offer Garmin products to a larger group of boating enthusiasts” says Dr. Jens Ludmann, CEO BAVARIA. “After a long and intensive evaluation of alternative suppliers we rated Garmin top of the list in terms of functionality and value for money. This fits perfectly with our positioning and explains the link between BAVARIA boats and Garmin products. I am sure that our partnership will be very successful in delivering quality products for our customers”.

Nigel Craine, European Marine OEM Sales Manager said  “This full system of marine electronics from Garmin combined with BAVARIA yachts offers a great package for the boat owner.  Bavaria is also the first Sailboat manufacturer to install the new GHP 12 Garmin sail pilot.

This is an exciting partnership for the marine industry and we look forward to future developments which will bring benefits to all mariners.”


The shipyard has one of the most state-of-the-art series production facilities for sailing and motor yachts worldwide. From hull lamination to final delivery, BAVARIA Yachts have been synonymous with premium quality, solid and lasting values as well as an outstanding price-performance ratio.

Since 1978, Bavaria has built more than 30.000 yachts and the Giebelstädter are as committed as ever to create some of the most exciting yachts. 60% of all boats are sailing yachts, 40 % are motorboats. 85% of all yachts are exported worldwide.

Bavaria has worked with some of the best design studios worldwide, ranking from top performance racing design team Farr Yacht Design and the global design consultancy, BMW Group DesignworksUSA, a subsidiary of the BMW Group.

About Garmin

The global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications since 1989 – 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 media centre at Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.  All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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