February 28, 2011 - Holland, Michigan, USA – Tiara Yachts, a division of S2 Yachts Inc., has selected Garmin® to be an OEM electronics supplier to outfit its line of luxury fishing and cruising yachts. Tiara’s debut of the Garmin electronics package on three yachts at the 2011 Miami Boat Show was met with overwhelming enthusiasm from customers and dealers.
Garmin’s user-friendly navigational systems deliver confidence in high definition. By providing important reliable data quickly, yacht owners will be able to interpret the information for safer navigation on the go. Tiara Yachts will offer Garmin’s GPSMAP 5000 and 7000 series MFDs; high-definition 6kW GMR™ xHD open-array radar scanners; GSD 22 digital sonar; VHF 300 marine radio; GHP™ 10 autopilot system; as well as the GMI™ 10 marine instrument display, which makes it easy to monitor navigation, heading and environmental data.
“The addition of these the top-of-the-line Garmin navigational systems as optional equipment on our Tiara Yachts, further demonstrates our commitment to our dealers and customers, and confirms that only the highest quality products earn the right to be an integral part of Tiara Yachts,” stated David Slikkers, CEO of S2 Yachts. The partnership with Garmin is a natural step in Tiara Yachts’ ongoing quest to lead the industry with innovative features, comforts and state-of-the-art technology.
“Despite the current economy, we continue to seek the best partners who can deliver new and enhanced features to our customers. The OEM relationship with Garmin illustrates Tiara Yachts’ pledge to improve our customers’ yachting experience, and adds the power of the world’s leading supplier of GPS equipment for the marine, aviation and automobile markets to the Tiara Yacht brand. Tiara Yachts views this exciting partnership as an important and long-term enhancement to its outstanding line of yachts.
“Our Tiara Yacht owners are always looking for ways to make their boating easier and more enjoyable,” said David Slikkers, CEO of S2 Yachts. “Garmin’s unequalled reputation in the satellite marine navigation industry is the perfect complement to Tiara’s renowned luxury fishing and cruising yachts.”
"This transaction further strengthens Garmin's growing position as a leading marine electronics supplier and we're confident that Tiara customers will benefit from Garmin's award-winning designs, industry innovations and worldwide support network," added Engelhard Sundoro, director of marine OEM sales and marketing.
About Tiara Yachts
Tiara Yachts is headquartered in Holland, Michigan. Products include Open, Sovran™, Coronet ™, and Convertible models with inboard power from 30 to 60 feet. Tiara Yachts and Pursuit Boats are subsidiaries of S2 Yachts, Inc., which was founded in 1974. S2 Yachts, Inc. is one of the oldest privatelyheld boat manufacturers in the United States, producing boats that are a source of pleasure, a matter of pride, and a lasting investment to their owners. For information call: 616-392-7163 or visit our web site
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin's products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are
located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin and GPSMAP are registered trademarks and GMR, GHP and GMI are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.