Garmin® Selected a Preferred Supplier of Choice by the American Boatbuilders Association

OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced that the American Boatbuilders Association (ABA) has selected Garmin as a Preferred Supplier of Choice for its chartplotter, radar, autopilot, sonar, VHF radio and other related marine navigation device and product offerings. The ABA, a coalition of 13 leading independent boat manufacturers in the United States, is the largest boat buying group in North America. Collectively, ABA members boast a boat portfolio that spans from 16 to 58 feet, and produce more than 15 percent of all the boats 16 feet and longer that are built in the U.S.

“We are thrilled and humbled that the ABA has selected Garmin as a Preferred Supplier of Choice for marine electronics,” said Al Sundoro, Garmin’s director of marine OEM sales and marketing. “Garmin has repeatedly designed and delivered reliable, industry-leading technology to mariners, and we’re confident that ABA members will leverage and benefit from Garmin’s innovation and integrated electronics system, as well as from the worldwide support network we have in place.”

The full suite of Garmin marine electronics offers an equipment list which includes the industry’s most sophisticated array of chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays. Coupled with Garmin’s impressive high-definition radar, sonar, VHF radio and autopilot offerings, Garmin delivers a fully integrated system capable of delivering maximum performance to any helm. Garmin, which has spent 20 years developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ lives, has become a household name in the automotive, aviation, marine, wireless, outdoor and fitness industries, and this certification further strengthens Garmin’s growing position as a leading marine electronics supplier.

Garmin was selected as a Preferred Supplier of Choice for the ABA and its members for the next three years. The ABA member portfolio includes: Chaparral Boats, Cobalt Boats, Correct Craft, Ebbtide Corporation, Godfrey Marine, Grady-White Boats, Monterey Boats, Regal Marine Industries, Rinker Boat Company, Tiara, Pursuit, Stingray Boats and Formula by Thunderbird Products. For more information on the ABA, go to

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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. 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 or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is a registered trademark 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 company’s 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 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 26, 2010, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-Q is available 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]