Regal Exclusive With Garmin in 2010

Garmin International Inc. announced that it has been selected by Regal Boats as the exclusive electronics provider for the company's 2010 product line of luxury performance runabouts, cruisers and sport yachts.

This new OEM partnership was announced in conjunction with the International Boatbuilders' Exhibition and Conference, held in Miami Beach, FL.

“As one of the largest family-owned-and-operated boat manufacturing companies in the world, Regal is known throughout the industry for its top-tier customer satisfaction and award-winning workmanship, attributes exemplified by Garmin's legacy of innovation,” said Greg DeVries, Garmin's director of marine sales and marketing. “We are very pleased that Regal has chosen Garmin electronics, and are confident that future customers will enjoy the added confidence and advanced technology onboard.”

Over two dozen Regal boat models will be offering Garmin electronics as standard selections on the equipment list, including the industry's most sophisticated array of touchscreen chartplotters, high-definition closed and open-array radars, VHF radios and an XM satellite weather/audio antenna. For increased confidence at the helm, Regal will be one of the first OEM manufacturers to offer factory installation of Garmin's GHP 10V Marine Autopilot for use with Volvo Penta's Inboard Performance Systems (IPS) and Sterndrive Joystick systems. The GHP 10 autopilot system will also be offered for auto-guided navigation, and both autopilot systems feature Garmin's patented Shadow Drive technology – a capability that automatically disengages the autopilot if the helm is turned, allowing the helmsman to maneuver the boat.