Sea Hunt Boat Company joins the list of center-console manufacturers offering Garmin marine electronics as standard equipment on every new boat.
Starting in November, Sea Hunt started offering electronics packages, including chartplotters, VHF radios and autopilots, as standard. Every boat will also come standard with a Garmin VHF 110 marine radio with standard Digital Selective Calling (DSC) functionality and some packages also include the Reactor™ 40 Hydraulic Autopilot with a solid-state 9-axis attitude heading reference system (AHRS).
“We’ve had an overwhelming increase in the amount of boats ordered with Garmin electronics packages, so we’re excited to have Garmin as our exclusive provider going forward,” said Bubba Roof, Sea Hunt Boat Company president, in a press release. “We believe in giving our customers the best available options and features in the industry, and Garmin provides the perfect combination of leading technology and user friendliness that our customers desire.”
Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales, said, “It’s humbling to know that over the years, Garmin has gone from being an electronics option for Sea Hunt customers to now being selected as standard equipment at the factory. Together with Sea Hunt, Garmin is committed to providing customers with the best available options and features on the water, and we look forward to delivering that for years to come.”
Sea Hunt will be factory-installing electronics packages that offer leading-edge technology customers can expect from Garmin, including the 12-inch GPSMAP 1242xsv Touch all-in-one touchscreen chartplotter/combo and the 9-inch GPSMAP 942xs chartplotter/combo, both with built-in CHIRP traditional sonar. Each chartplotter comes preloaded with BlueChart® g3 charts and LakeVü g3 maps with integrated Navionics data to provide the highest quality detail and coverage available to mariners today.
Seat Hunt offers center-console models from 18 to 30 feet. The boats are manufactured in South Carolina.
Garmin announced earlier this year that Garmin electronics would be standard on Regulator Marine starting with the 2020 model year. Regulator will be factory-installing the GPSMAP 8600 chartplotter series on models larger than 28 feet that offer dual 16- or 17-inch displays. Each boat will come standard with a Garmin VHF marine radio.