Arksen selects Garmin as preferred marine electronics supplier
13 June 2024

Arksen, the pioneering outdoor lifestyle brand, announced today that all UK Arksen Discovery Series premium open adventure rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) will come equipped with a full ecosystem of Garmin electronics, including navigation, switching, monitoring and audio systems.

This collaboration marks the start of an exciting new chapter for both brands, uniting a shared passion for adventure and underscoring a commitment to enhancing the experiences of their global customers.

The all-new Arksen Discovery Series RIBs, ranging from six metres to 12 metres, will come standard with GPSMAP® 1223 chartplotters that offer 12” high-resolution displays with an easy-to-use, intuitive interface. Owners will be able to enjoy a seamless integration and premium experience with electronics that work harmoniously together. Designed and manufactured in the UK, the Discovery Series represents a new era of on-water enjoyment for families and adventurers alike.

“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.” - Jon Oliver, Managing Director at Garmin UK

Nick Bailey, Arksen Discovery Series Sales Manager, added: "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.”

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.

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionised life for anglers, sailors, mariners and boat enthusiasts everywhere. Committed to developing the most innovative, highest quality, and easiest to use marine electronics the industry has ever known, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday. For the ninth consecutive year, Garmin was named the Manufacturer of the Year by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). Other Garmin marine brands include Navionics® and JL Audio®. Visit the Garmin Newsroom, email our media team, connect with @garminUK on social, or follow the blog.