Garmin Acquires Active Corporation


Fans of ActiveCaptain will be pleased to hear that Garmin recently acquired the company, officially known as Active Corporation. ActiveCaptain is a community-based electronic marine database that was founded by Karen and Jeffrey Siegel. The program contains almost real-time updates and information about marinas, anchorages, points of interest and marine hazards for locations around the globe. The database has racked up more than 250,000 users who access the app online or on mobile devices.

The Siegels will become employees of Garmin as part of the acquisition, and said in a statement that they look forward to using Garmin’s extensive resources to make the program more robust and global.

“There is really nothing else out there that compares to the depth and breadth of the ActiveCaptain database,” says Cliff Pemble, Garmin president and CEO. “Mariners rely on ActiveCaptain to make their voyages better informed and more enjoyable, and we are delighted to add this technology to the Garmin portfolio.”

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