Garmin GPSMAP 9227 wins IBEX Innovation Award

Garmin, the renowned marine electronics manufacturer, has once again proven its commitment to innovation and excellence in the recreational boating industry. The company’s GPSMAP® 9227 with Garmin BlueNet™ has been honored with a prestigious 2023 Innovation Award at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) tradeshow.

The annual IBEX Innovation Awards, managed by the Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by members of Boating Writers International (BWI), recognize the most significant and groundbreaking technologies in the industry. Out of nearly 100 entries, Garmin’s GPSMAP 9227 emerged as the winner in the OEM Electronics category.

The GPSMAP 9227 is a game-changer in marine navigation electronics, offering a host of cutting-edge features. With its 4K resolution, it boasts the largest chartplotter display in the marine market, providing captains with an unparalleled level of detail and information. The device also incorporates Garmin’s innovative BlueNet gigabit network, enabling seamless connectivity with multiple chartplotters, cameras, radars, and more at lightning-fast speeds, ten times faster than previous models. With its enhanced processing power, the GPSMAP 9227 delivers an unmatched connected boating experience.

Dan Bartel, Garmin Vice President of Global Consumer Sales, expressed his pride in the recognition received by the GPSMAP 9227, stating, “By blending premium design and processing power with innovative technology like Garmin BlueNet, the GPSMAP 9227 raises the bar for multi-function displays, and we’re honored it received an IBEX Innovation Award, one of the industry’s most prestigious distinctions. This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire marine team and solidifies our unwavering commitment to delivering the most innovative technology on the water.”

In addition to the IBEX Innovation Award, Garmin was also presented with a 2023 National Boating Safety Award from the Sea Tow Foundation. This award acknowledges the company’s efforts in promoting boating safety within the for-profit sector of the industry. Garmin was recognized in the Gear and Equipment category for its comprehensive promotion of National Safe Boating Week, which included targeted media outreach, informative blog content, and collaborations with influential social media personalities like The Qualified Captain.

Garmin’s commitment to innovation and safety in the marine industry is evident throughout its product portfolio. The company’s marine electronics have revolutionized the boating experience for anglers, sailors, mariners, and boat enthusiasts worldwide. Garmin’s dedication to developing the most innovative, highest quality, and user-friendly marine electronics has earned them the prestigious Manufacturer of the Year award from the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) for nine consecutive years.

With brands like Navionics® and JL Audio® under its umbrella, Garmin continues to lead the way in the marine electronics industry. Their products are engineered to withstand the rigors of life on the water, providing boaters with unparalleled performance and reliability.

For more information about the award-winning GPSMAP 9227 and Garmin’s full range of marine electronics, visit their website at Stay updated with Garmin’s latest news and developments by following @garminmarine on social media or exploring their virtual Newsroom.

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