Garmin(R) GHP(TM) 10 Autopilot System: Now Shipping and on Display

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced its GHP 10 Marine Autopilot system is now shipping to dealers and will be on display for the public at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (Bahia Mar electronics tent, booth #1305). Garmin also introduced the GHC 10 Marine RF Autopilot Remote Control giving boaters more freedom while controlling their boat.

Having received rave reviews from industry insiders, the GHP 10 Autopilot system is ready to help boaters navigate with ease and confidence, said Dan Bartel, Garmins vice president of worldwide sales. The RF Autopilot Remote Control takes this convenience to the next level for any situation that may arise.

The GHP 10 Marine Autopilot has been critically acclaimed for its unique capabilities and ease of use. It uses an ingenious Shadow Drive technology a patented capability that automatically disengages the autopilot if the helm is turned, allowing for quick manual maneuvers without manually disengaging the autopilot. Once the helmsman has re-established a new course, the GHP 10 will automatically resume control. The GHP 10 employs the industry-standard NMEA 2000 interface, and it is designed primarily for boats up to 70 feet using outboard, inboard or stern drives using hydraulic steering.

For the ultimate in autopilot control, the GHC 10 Remote Control offers wireless operation of the GHC 10 from up to 45 feet away. This IPX7 waterproof accessory is ideal for mariners who need to steer the boat from a remote location, and it will float if ever dropped in the water. The remote allows advanced functionality such as Standby/Engage, Man Overboard (MOB), and Turn Left/Right in stepped increments or as quickly and safely as possible. The control also features programmable commands including the ability to begin navigation by GPS, as well as pre-programmed trolling patterns.

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About Garmin International Inc.

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. Garmins products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is a registered trademark and GHC, GHP and Shadow Drive are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. All statements regarding the companys future product introductions are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 29, 2007, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of Garmins Form 10-K can be downloaded at No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.



Garmin International Inc.Carly Baltes, [email protected]