Airmar Technology Corp. has secured the East Coast Title Sponsorship for the 2018 Captain of the Year Cup. In addition to the divisional sponsorship, Airmar will award a $2,000 cash bonus to the winning captain, if their boat is equipped with an Airmar CHIRP-ready transducer.
“Airmar is defining CHIRP technology and today’s top professional captains are utilizing our CHIRP-ready transducers to increase their success in sportfishing tournaments,” said Airmar Vice President of
Sales and Marketing Jennifer Matsis. “We are excited to sponsor the Captain of the Year Cup and to make
the East Coast Division title a bit more lucrative. It’s a big win for the captains, the competition, and for
our manufacturer partners who count on Airmar for the highest quality transducers to match their
Launched in 2003 by In TheBite magazine, the annual Captain of the Year Cup is reportedly the world’s
foremost competition for professional sportfishermen. The Airmar East Coast Division consists of 16 high-profile billfish tournaments.
Airmar sponsors pro fishing tournament
World leading smart sensors & connectivity Actisense aim to be the installer’s product of choice by making navigation safer with the most reliable marine electronic systems. www.actisense.com Distributed in the USA Gemeco Marine Accessories (LLC) gemeco.com Distributed in Canada by Fugawi fugawi.com A highlight of the annual industry innovation breakfast, held during the mid-February Miami International Boat Show (MIBS), was presentation of the 2018 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award to Giuseppe Carnevali, founder and former CEO of Navionics. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the marine accessories sector through lead- ership, creativity and personal motivation. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), which owns the show, noted that in the early '80s Carnevali combined his “extensive background in the boating and shipping industry with his skills as navigator and his experience with computer graphics, and came up with the world's first electronic charting device. In 1984, his company, Navionics, changed the way people navigate. Giuseppe’s invention of the Geonav chartplotter paved the way for today’s GPS devices.” A panel of judges from Boating Writers International also presented 17 MIBS Innovation Awards to “exceptionally groundbreaking new consumer marine products.” Missing from the list of categories this year was marine electronics. “We had 62 products entered in 19 categories in the Inno- vation Awards and we saw a lot of great ideas implemented in excellent ways,” the judges said. “Typically the most con- tested, the Marine Electronics Category, was much debated, but at the end of the day the judges felt that most of the progress this year was centered on incremental upgrades to existing ideas, more evolutionary than revolutionary, so no winner was awarded.”
Navionics’ Giuseppe Carnevali wins
leadership award at MIBS
No Innovation Awards for marine electronics
Giuseppe Carnevali (right) accepts
the Alan J. Freedman Memorial
Leadership Award from NMMA
President Thom Dammrich.