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Active Captain bought by Garmin

May 4, 2005
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https://www.tradeonlytoday.com/2017/05/garmin-acquires-developer-of-activecaptain/

Garmin Ltd. said today that it acquired Active Corp., the developer of crowdsourcing boating platform ActiveCaptain.

ActiveCaptain is a community-based, electronic marine database that contains near real-time information about marinas, anchorages, local points of interest and marine hazards — most of which is user-generated — for cruising and sailing destinations around the world.

The database has more than 250,000 users and can be accessed via web browser or a variety of mobile applications.

The transaction was so new that Garmin hadn’t yet determined how exactly ActiveCaptain will integrate with Garmin products, said Garmin spokeswoman Carly Hysell.

“There are no plans at this time to change the way that ActiveCaptain is distributed or used,” Hysell told Trade Only Today. “It’s a healthy platform, so right now it’s just business as usual. We’re excited to make it more integrated into our product line going forward.”

The company also wants to make sure ActiveCaptain is “just as useful for European customers” as it is in the United States, Hysell said.