OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today
announced that two of its marine pro team anglers, Jason Christie and
Greg Hackney, placed second and tenth respectively at the 2016 GEICO
Bassmaster Classic, commonly referred to as the world championship of
fishing. Christie and Hackney, along with the other Garmin anglers,
relied on Garmin’s revolutionary Panoptix™ all-seeing sonar technology,
GPSMAP® combination units and LakeVü HD Ultra to be
competitive at this year’s Bassmaster Classic at Grand Lake O’ the
Cherokees outside Tulsa, Okla. Grand Lake is one of the 99 MaxDef lakes
surveyed by Garmin and available to its customers with an unprecedented
level of detail.
Christie, who had a commanding lead of nearly six pounds after the first
two days, finished with a total haul of 50 pounds, two ounces. Hackney’s
final score was forty pounds, nine ounces. Christie and Hackney were
among the five Garmin pro team anglers fishing this year’s Classic.
“We are incredibly proud of Jason and Greg, and all of the Garmin
anglers who competed in this year’s Bassmaster Classic,” said David
Dunn, Garmin senior manager, marine sales and marketing. “We’ve more
than doubled our team of professional anglers from last year, and it’s
remarkable to see what a difference using Garmin products – particularly
Panoptix – is making for them on high-profile stages like the Classic.
We continue to be committed to being a top player in the freshwater
fishing industry, and we’re confident there will be many more top
finishes for the Garmin team this season.”
For more information about Garmin and its award-winning marine
electronics, and to learn more about the entire 2016 Garmin pro team,
Recently, Garmin was named Manufacturer of the Year and received the
honor of being the most recognized company in the marine electronics
field by the NMEA. Garmin’s portfolio includes some of the industry’s
most sophisticated chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays,
sonar technology, high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution
charts, sailing instrumentation and other products and services that are
known for innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including
automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more
information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom,
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About Garmin International Inc. Garmin International Inc. is a
subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in
Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United
States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin and GPSMAP are registered
trademarks and Panoptix is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its
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Carly Hysell, 913-397-8200