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Garmin selected as exclusive supplier

Garmin has been selected again as the exclusive marine electronics and audio supplier for American purchasing cooperative Independent Boat Builders, Inc. (IBBI).

The agreement will take effect from model year 2025 and gives IBBI member-owners direct access to Garmin’s full line of marine electronics and audio solutions, including JL Audio, Fusion and Clarion Marine, through to the end of 2029.

“We are so pleased to extend and strengthen our long-standing relationship with these boat builders to include both electronics and audio exclusively from Garmin,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales.

“From chartplotters and navigation with leading Garmin Navionics+ mapping to trolling motors, stereos, speakers and more, Garmin offers a robust product portfolio known for quality and innovation—backed by award-winning support—that will continue to benefit our mutual customers now and into the future.”

Garmin continues to set the standard when it comes to product innovation and customer service.

Tom Broy

Garmin has supplied IBBI for more than a decade and became exclusive marine electronics supplier in 2018.

In 2019, audio was added when Fusion was named IBBI’s marine stereo and entertainment supplier of choice.

Garmin has also been the recipient of IBBI’s Supplier of the Year award in 2018, 2019 and 2024.  

“Garmin continues to set the standard when it comes to product innovation and customer service, and we are proud to continue doing business with such a trusted and recognized manufacturer,” said Tom Broy, IBBI president.

“From product quality to support, the members of IBBI continue to be impressed with Garmin and the great benefits they provide to the end customer so extending our agreement was an easy decision.”

IBBI is a 15-owner network of leading boat brands that collectively build more than 25% of all boats sold in the US.

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