Tuesday, May 16, 2017

ActiveCaptain joins the Garmin family

When my husband and I started ActiveCaptain about ten years ago, we did so with much passion to provide better information for our own travels. We were frustrated with the lack of current, accurate, and reliable information. Information that we needed ourselves to make our cruising decisions.

We thought, if we need this then we're pretty sure other boaters in the community need it too. It started out pretty quickly and soon took off. Almost before we knew it, we had a tiger by the tail with a community that was growing rapidly in size and depth.

Boaters, marinas, and others in the community yearned for more features and capabilities. We wanted them too.

We came to realize that there was a bottleneck that was holding ActiveCaptain back from becoming what it was meant to be. That bottleneck was us. It was time to bring in reinforcements.

We are excited to announce that Garmin has acquired ActiveCaptain.

So what does all of this mean to you? Short term, you will feel no change. I am here to answer your questions, offer guidance, and give my advice. You'll still receive the weekly Minutes and find us cruising the waterways, only now we’re a part of the Garmin team. Medium term, many more people will be getting involved and the ActiveCaptain capabilities will expand. Greatly.

The Garmin press release can be read here: http://bit.ly/2qaQKxi

Stay tuned. Exciting things are coming.