Navico signs five-year Coast Guard cartography contract
(EGERSUND, Norway) — Navico, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP brands, has signed a five-year agreement with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to provide C-MAP cartography under the USCG’s Small Boat Product Line (SBPL). Navico was selected for a competitive award by the USCG for products that met all of its technical needs. Navico’s C-MAP will deliver cartography cards to 300 stations across America, twice a year.
The SBPL aligns all boat support resources under a single entity with authority and accountability for maintenance and logistics for all boats in the Coast Guard. With roughly 1,800 boats in 26 classes (from 23-foot RIBs to the 47-foot motor lifeboats), equipped with navigation systems from Furuno and Raymarine, the SBPL vessels are assigned to various units within the USCG, such as maritime safety and security teams (MSSTs), Coast Guard stations, Maritime Law Enforcement Academy, and aids to navigation teams (ANT).
“The day-to-day operations of these dedicated professionals require absolute precision and complete trust in their equipment,” said Knut Frostad, CEO, Navico. “We are very proud to have been selected to provide cartography for the United States Coast Guard Small Boat Product Line.”
For more information about C-MAP or its entire line of marine cartography products, visit www.c-map.com.