Garmin to back MOBO awards in 2011

Garmin sponsor our prestigious motorboat awards for a third year

Marine electronics manufacturer and global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin has signed up as the main sponsor of the Motor Boat of the Year Awards for the third successive year.

The gala dinner and awards ceremony, which will take place in london on Monday 10th January 2011, recognises the best of design, performance and innovation in the world of motor boats.

Simon Owen, Publishing Director at IPC Marine Media said he is delighted to reform the partnership with Garmin.

“The industry has come to acknowledge the status of these awards and recognise that to win one is a major achievement and the highest accolade our UK marine industry can bestow.”

Marine Senior Product Manager for Garmin, Nigel Craine said the awards were a natural fit for the electronics company.

“Garmin has strong roots in marine along with a passion for engineering and innovation. We are proud to be the main sponsor of the event for the third year.”

Each year entrants compete for winning titles within various categories ranging from ‘RIBs and Sportsboats’ to ‘Custom Yachts’.

Winners are decided by a judging panel formed of experienced editorial test teams from both Motor Boats Monthly and our sister title, Motor Boat & Yachting.

One award, the Garmin Europe Ltd Outstanding Service Award, is nominated by the public to acknowledge companies who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in 2010.

Previous winners include Sealine South Coast, Bray Marine Sales and Haines Marine. Details on how you can vote for your favourite marine company will be announced soon on


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