Garmin Named Most Innovative Marine Company for 2023 by Soundings Trade Only

Garmin, the renowned marine electronics manufacturer, has been honored as the Most Innovative Marine Company for 2023 by Soundings Trade Only, a leading trade publication in the recreational boating industry. The prestigious award recognizes companies that are driving innovation in the marine industry through their products, technologies, sustainability efforts, manufacturing processes, and corporate responsibility.

The winners of the annual awards program were announced at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) tradeshow held from October 3-5, 2023. Garmin stood out among the competition due to its commitment to creating products that enhance the lives of its customers and its dedication to corporate citizenship.

Jarrod Seymour, Garmin Vice President and Marine Segment Leader, expressed his gratitude for the recognition, stating, “It’s a true honor to be recognized as the most innovative company in our industry. Innovation is a cornerstone at Garmin; it’s the driving force that propels us forward and creates value for our customers.”

The judging panel, consisting of Soundings Trade Only and AIM Media Group editors, writers, publishers, and industry experts, evaluated the applicants based on various categories of innovation, including altruism/social awareness, development & technology, workforce culture, manufacturing process/supply chains, start-up mentality, and sustainability. Out of 28 entrants, Garmin was one of ten organizations to receive this prestigious accolade.

Gary Reich, Soundings Trade Only Editor-in-Chief, congratulated Garmin and all the award winners for their significant contributions to advancing innovation in the marine industry. He emphasized that innovation is crucial for making the boating experience safer, more enjoyable, and easier for end customers, benefiting the entire industry.

Garmin’s recognition as the Most Innovative Marine Company for 2023 marks the sixth consecutive year the company has received this honor. The company’s commitment to innovation has also been acknowledged by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA), which named Garmin the Manufacturer of the Year for the ninth consecutive year.

Garmin, known for its high-quality and user-friendly marine electronics, continues to revolutionize the lives of anglers, sailors, mariners, and boat enthusiasts worldwide. Alongside its flagship brand, Garmin also includes Navionics and JL Audio in its marine product lineup.

To learn more about Garmin’s award-winning suite of marine electronics, visit For additional information about the Most Innovative Marine Company awards program, visit

About Garmin International, Inc.:
Garmin International, Inc., a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd., is a leading global provider of innovative navigation and communication equipment. With a focus on developing the highest quality and easiest to use marine electronics, Garmin has established itself as a trusted name in the industry. The company’s headquarters are located in Olathe, Kansas, with additional subsidiaries in the United States, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.

Carly Hysell
Garmin International, Inc.
Phone: 913-397-8200

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