Today, Garmin was named the official marine supplier for the 34th America's Cup. Garmin, a top manufacturer of GPS units, will be the exclusive supplier of marine navigation, marine communication and marine sensor equipment. The yacht race series will be begin with next month's race in Portugal and end in September 2013 with the America's Cup Finals in San Francisco.
Garmin will provide their top of the line marine products and technology for the support boats. Along with the America's Cup Event Authority, Garmin developed new software specifically for the upcoming races. The software aims to provide "the most responsive management of the fleet of mark and marshal boats than ever possible before."
Engelhard Sundoro, Garmin's Director of Marine OEM Sales and Marketing, said, "We're honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with the America's Cup competition, bringing Garmin's reputation for quality, commitment, performance and world-class support to the sailboat racing community. There's no larger stage in sailing than America's Cup, and Garmin gets to illustrate our ability to deliver customized systems to the marine industry while showcasing our technology to the best crews and fans in the world."
Garmin will be the official marine supplier for the following races: America's Cup World Series, the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America's Cup Challenger Series and the America's Cup Finals.