Arksen selects Garmin as preferred supplier

Global marine electronics manufacturer Garmin has revealed that UK Arksen Discovery Series premium open adventure rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) will come equipped with a full ecosystem of its electronics.

This collaboration, which includes navigation, switching, monitoring and audio systems, marks the start of an exciting chapter for both brands, uniting a shared passion for adventure and underscoring a commitment to enhancing the experiences of their global customers.

The all-new Arksen Discovery Series RIBs, ranging from six metres to 12 metres, will come standard with GPSMAP 1223 chart plotters that offer 12in high-resolution displays with an easy-to-use, intuitive interface.

Owners will be able to enjoy a seamless integration and premium experience with electronics that work harmoniously together. Designed and manufactured in the UK, the Discovery Series represents a new era of on-water enjoyment for families and adventurers alike.

Garmin UK’s managing director, Jon Oliver, said:We’re excited to announce our preferred supplier agreement with Arksen, ensuring the new Discovery Series launches with our premium marine electronics built-in as standard. We look forward to helping fulfil more passions on the water.”

Nick Bailey, Arksen Discovery series sales manager, added: “This agreement marks a significant milestone for Arksen, while also paving the way for future collaborations with Garmin, working together to jointly focus on driving innovation and expanding the adventure industry.”

Alongside the GPSMAP series chart plotters, the Discovery Series RIBs will include EmpirBus digital switching and Fusion audio systems, along with a VHF 215i AIS and a GT15M-IH transducer.