JOHNSON OUTDOORS UK IS NEW GEONAV DISTRIBUTOR

From January 1st 2009, Johnson Outdoors UK will be the new distributor for Geonav products in the UK. Geonav is one is one of Europe’s leading marine electronics companies and was acquired by Johnson Outdoors Incorporated in November 2007. Johnson Outdoors Incorporated is the parent company of Johnson Outdoors UK.

“We have always been looking to provide a more complete service for marine electronic instruments and the addition of the Geonav range allows us to do this,” commented Andrew Dron, MD of Johnson Outdoors UK, adding: “Geonav’s premier portfolio of products includes handheld GPS systems, satellite communications antennae and autopilots. We can now offer a complete package of marine electronics for boat owners of small to medium sized craft.”

The specialist Marine Electronics Division of Johnson Outdoors UK also distributes award winning Humminbird sonar systems, chartplotters, fishfinders, Minn Kota electric outboards, Fishin’ Buddy portable fishfinders and Cannon downriggers. These brands will be at the London Boat Show where Johnson Outdoors UK will also be exhibiting the Geonav range for the first time. Geonav products on display will include fixed and portable chartplotters, autopilots, VHF marine radios and navigation accessories. For the launch of Geonav with Johnson Outdoors UK, Paola Gemignani and Dominique Grandi from Geonav Europe will be at the Show.

geonav_4_gipsy_305365928.jpgOne example of an outstanding Geonav product which will be on the stand is the Geonav 4Gipsy NMEA handheld chartplotter, shown above. Geonav was formerly owned by Navionics which is renowned for electronic chartplotting technology and all Geonav chartplotters use Navionics innovative software for marine and outdoor cartography. The Geonav 4Gipsy NMEA portable chartplotter weighs less than 300 grams and can be used with Navionics Land and Sea Gold or Silver cartography charts.

It provides an excellent backup to the main navigation system on a boat and can be used equally well on a bike or on foot. It is a waterproof, fully featured plotter with a 3.5” transflective display. It can be interfaced with other instruments on board and also used with another highly popular product from the Geonav range, the Geonav 15Sunshine. This 15” LCD monitor provides a superb colour display which can be linked to other instruments with smaller displays to view any type of picture on any type of boat.