Garmin gains 250,000 Users, New Platform
Garmin Ltd announced on May 11, 2017, that it acquired Active Corp, the developer of the popular crowdsourcing ActiveCaptain boating platform. Financial terms of the acquisition or how Garmin plans to integrate ActiveCaptain into their platforms were not announced at the time of this writing.
For those who are unfamiliar, ActiveCaptain is an electronic marine database that contains continuously updated information about marinas, anchorages, local points of interest, hazard locations, and more by the ActiveCaptain community. ActiveCaptain has a reported database of over 250,000 users worldwide, accessed via web browser or mobile applications. Time will tell how the acquisition will affect boaters’ day-to-day operations on the water.