by Dom Wiseman

Navico, a leading manufacturer of marine electronics and C-MAP, supplier of digital navigation products to the recreational and commercial marine market announced today that they have merged.

The merger is effective immediately with C-MAP becoming another powerful brand in the Navico portfolio. It will sit alongside other well-known brands such as Lowrance, Simrad and B&G. The combination of the companies will accelerate the companies’ shared aim to create the world’s biggest digital marine ecosystem and deliver the best experiences for customers around the world.

“This merger is an incredible opportunity to drive innovation in the marine industry and lead a new digital era,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico Group. “We see huge potential to bring our two teams together and accelerate growth.”

“We’re incredibly excited to join forces with Navico,” said Sean Fernback, former CEO of C-MAP and now Navico Group CTO and corporate executive member. “We now have an opportunity to create a seamless experience by developing an ecosystem that combines the best hardware, software, services and applications.”