Furuno DFF3D multibeam 3D fishfinder

Furuno DFF3D multibeam 3D fishfinder
Furuno’s DFF3D multibeam 3D fishfinder won top honors in the NMEA award competition.
Courtesy Furuno

The National Marine Electronics Association has announced 19 winners for their Product of Excellence Awards and named Garmin, for the sixth time in a row, its Manufacturer of the Year.

“It’s a real honor to be NMEA Producer of the Year for six years in a row,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s Vice President of Global Consumer Sales. “By working closely with our dealers, distributors, industry experts and NMEA technicians every step of the way, we have created a portfolio of some of the most innovative technology on the water, all backed by our first-class service and support. These awards are a true proof of Garmin’s commitment to excellence and reliability among our industry colleagues and clients, validating the hard work and dedication of our entire team. “

Garmin and Fusion, a Garmin brand, also won four product awards. Furuno took home five awards. NMEA members selected the winners of the annual Product of Excellence Awards through an online voting process. Prizes were awarded in 17 categories.

Garmin 8616xsv multifunction display
Garmin’s 8616xsv multifunction display won top prizes for MFDs.
Courtesy Garmin

  • Marine VHF: ICOM M605
  • Radar: Furuno DRS4DNXT Solid-State Doppler
  • Satellite communication antenna: KVH TracPhone V3-HTS
  • Multifunction display: Garmin GPSMAP 8616xsv
  • Multimedia entertainment: Fusion Apollo RA770
  • NMEA 2000 sensor: Furuno SCX20 high-precision satellite compass
  • Autopilot: Garmin Reactor 40 with SmartPump v2
  • Satellite TV Antenna: KVH TracVision UHD7
  • Fishfinder-: Furuno DFF3D Multi-Beam 3D
  • Marine camera: FLIR M364C
  • AIS: Vesper XB8000 smartAIS
  • Marine PC Software: Nobeltec TZ Professional V 4.1
  • Remote monitoring: GOST Apparition SM GPS XVR
  • Wi-Fi / mobile device: KVH TracPhone LTE-1 (tie)
  • Wi-Fi / mobile device: Wave Wi-Fi Tidal Wave AC + Cellular (tie)
  • Marine Apps Utility: Garmin ActiveCaptain
  • Commercial: Furuno FAR2228BB 25kW IMO Radar
  • Marine specialty: Maretron N2KBuilder – NMEA2000® Network Design Software (tie)
  • Marine specialty: Furuno “Deep Impact” DI-FFAMP High-Power CHIRP amplifier (tie)

“On behalf of NMEA’s Board, Staff and Membership, we congratulate all 2020 award winners,” said Mark Reedenauer, NMEA President & Executive Director. “The number of votes exceeded our expectations. This certainly sends the message to the market that manufacturers have focused on producing top quality products for the sailing audience, even during a pandemic. NMEA members, installers and manufacturers have certainly kept an eye on the ball.”

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