12/16/2013 (press release: DebraT) // Santa Fe, TN, USA // Debra Talley
Announcement came today that Raymarine will join the Outdoor Channel’s Fishing University for the 2014 television season. “Raymarine is the worldwide leader in marine electronics”, said Debra Talley, Vice President of Program Development for Fishing University. “From fish finders to autopilots, their expertise in marine industry electronics is unsurpassed as evidenced by the number of awards they have earned just this year including the IBEX Innovation Award for electronics at the International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference held in Louisville KY, the 2013 NMEA-BWI Technology Award at the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) annual convention held in San Diego, CA, Sail Magazines’ Pittman Innovation Award, and just last month was the first company to ever receive four METS DAME Award nominations. We are excited over the new and innovative technology we will be able to bring to our viewers on Fishing University”, said Talley.
“Raymarine is very proud of its partnership with Fishing University”, said Jim Hands, Global Marketing Director for Raymarine. “Charlie Ingram and Ray Brazier’s expert knowledge, legendary skills and hands-on approach to exploring next-generation fishing products makes them the perfect ambassadors for us. Seeing is believing when it comes to the stunning underwater imagery generated by our CHIRP DownVision™ sonar products. Fishing University is the perfect vehicle to show off this amazing technology to anglers at all levels of the sport. Kids, newcomers and seasoned anglers alike can all relate to Fishing University and learn valuable tips from Charlie and Ray.”
Raymarine is a world leader in marine electronics; this focus ensures they offer equipment that combines industry-leading technology with intuitive robust design, ideally suited to withstand the range of marine conditions that would spell disaster to lesser electronic ranges.
Raymarine’s world-class test facilities put products through their paces on behalf of each of their customers; they shake, bake, freeze and flood products and components to their limit so consumers don’t have to find out what those limits are the hard way.
Their test boat ‘Raymariner’ and dedicated teams of testers around the world spend thousands of hours at sea to ensure that Raymarine products achieve the high standards set for them and expected by customers around the world.
“My Raymarine units are awesome”, said co-host of Fishing University, Charlie Ingram. The CHIRP DownVision System gives me the clearest picture on the market… it’s like going from a black and white TV to a high definition flat screen. You can really see what’s ‘down there’, he continued. Co-host, Ray Brazier added, “The product fits great in the boat, is easy to operate with the touch screen or manually, and when you turn it on, it works every time. The definition on the screen is unbelievable–for example, when you go over a stump, it appears as a stump. It’s like seeing the bottom as if you were using an underwater camera. Charlie and I are truly blessed to have the opportunity to work with Raymarine”, concluded Brazier.
Fishing University is sponsored by Legend Boats, Honda Marine, the State of Tennessee Tourism, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Tennessee State Parks, Jackson Kayak, Power Tech, Spro, Tuf-Line, Buckeye Lures, RayMarine, Hammer Rods, T-H Marine, Freedom Lures and Floatback Lures.
Raymarine, a world leader in marine electronics, develops and manufactures the most comprehensive range of electronic equipment for the recreational boating and light commercial marine markets. Designed for high performance and ease of use, the award-winning products are available through a global network of dealers and distributors.
The Raymarine product lines include radar, autopilots, GPS, instruments, fishfinders, communications, and integrated systems. Headquartered in Portsmouth UK, Raymarine is a division of FLIR Systems, a world leader in thermal imaging. For more information about Raymarine please go to www.raymarine.com.
About Fishing University
As one of the oldest Outdoor TV shows, Fishing University is celebrating 26 years of bringing quality fishing programming to avid viewers. Each week they hit the water accompanied by friends and professionals in the industry, as viewers are engaged in a competitive show that is packed full of ‘how to tips’. Not only is the show exciting, but it also lets people in on tricks of the trade from some of the very best. To add another dynamic to the situation, each boat is given a tackle box filled with identical tackle. This eliminates any tricks that one may have up their sleeves and forces them to rely on pure talent, and maybe a little luck. Fishing University can be seen on the Outdoor Channel three times a week. To see the entire schedule go to www.fishingu.com, and be sure to visit Fishing University on Facebook.