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Navionics fixes ledge, comments on C-Map deal

... written for Panbo by Ben Ellison and posted on Aug 22, 2006

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I don’t know if it’s The Panbo Effect in action (grin), but Navionics is now shipping chart cards that include the infamous Burnt Coat Harbor back way ledge. The company also gave me an official comment on the acquisition of C-Map by Boeing:

Navionics welcomes Boeing’s escalated commitment to the marine electronic charting market. No doubt, this will help both the technological and the regulatory part of the business mature and provide a better service to the mariner, ultimately increasing safety of navigation as well as expanding the market.

Mind you that for over 20 years Navionics and C-Map have each been run by their respective Italian founders, Giuseppe Carnevali and Fosco Bianchetti, two gentlemen who were once partners and seemed to compete both enthusiastically and graciously. This is a big change in the little industry the two dominated. It could mean new opportunities for Navionics, or it could be challenging, but I think we can safely translate the statement above into a simpler term — “Game on!

Comments

Just a question here... Would these chartmakers who changed their charts be subject to any liability if someone hit a rock and used the older version?

Posted by: DefJef at August 23, 2006 7:06 AM | Reply

No because on the startup screen is an agreement saying their charts should only be used as a guide for navigation.

Posted by: Anonymous at August 23, 2006 1:44 PM | Reply

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