BY APB Staff on 31 May 2024

All UK Arksen Discovery Series RIBs will come equipped with a full ecosystem of Garmin electronics.

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UK adventure boat builder Arksen has selected Garmin as its marine electronics supplier. All UK Arksen Discovery Series open adventure rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) will come equipped with a full ecosystem of Garmin electronics, including navigation, switching, monitoring and audio systems.

The Arksen Discovery Series RIBs, ranging from six to 12 metres, will come standard with GPSMAP 1223 chartplotters that offer 12” high-resolution displays. The series sits alongside the yard’s Adventure Series and the long-established Explorer Series within Arksen Marine and the wider Arksen ecosystem.

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“This agreement marks a significant milestone for Arksen, while also paving the way for future collaborations with Garmin, working together to jointly focus on driving innovation and expanding the adventure industry,” say Nick Bailey, Arksen Discovery Series sales manager.

Jon Oliver, managing director at Garmin UK, adds: “We’re excited to announce our preferred supplier agreement with Arksen, ensuring the new Discovery Series launches with our premium marine electronics built-in as standard. We look forward to helping fulfil more passions on the water.”

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The Discovery Series RIBs will include a full-Garmin marine electronics system, including GPSMAP series chartplotters, EmpirBus digital switching and Fusion audio systems, along with an VHF 215i AIS and a GT15M-IH transducer.

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