Fusion and Garmin Hit Home Run Again At NMEA Product Of Excellence Awards

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It’s that time of the year again, the annual National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Product of Excellence Awards was held at the NMEA Conference and Expo in Norfolk, Virginia where Fusion and Garmin enjoyed yet another successful event!


Fusion was proud to have won one of the Product of Excellence Awards on offer – with the Apollo RA770 taking home the award in the category of Multimedia Entertainment!


The Apollo RA770 adds another award to its impressive awards resume which includes BoatingIndustry’s Top Products (2019), the Pittman Innovation Award (2019), the IBEX Innovation Award (2018), the NMEA Product of Excellence Award (2018), and a DAME Special Mention (2018).

The industry award winning Fusion Apollo RA770 is the flagship of the Apollo Series, epitomizing creative design and technological brilliance. The RA770 is the world’s first purpose-built marine entertainment system to feature a one-piece glass touchscreen display, built-in Wi-Fi audio streaming, Digital Signal Processing technology (DSP), PartyBus™ capabilities and Apple AirPlay® functionality – the Apollo Series is the sum of audio innovation.


“Since the launch of the Apollo RA770, the industry reception of the product line, from boat builders, dealers and end users alike, has been incredible,” said Peter Edwards, Managing Director of Fusion Entertainment. “Being honored with the 2019 NMEA Product of Excellence is confirmation that our continued dedication to producing customer focused, purpose-built and innovative marine audio systems is noticed and recognized by the industry and our customers.”

This year Garmin took home an incredible four NMEA awards, including the Manufacturer Of The Year Award for the fifth consecutive year!


Other awards include the Product of Excellence Award in the category of Multi-Function Display (Garmin GPSMAP 8616xsv), category of Autopilot (Garmin Reactor 40) and in the category of Marine Apps (Garmin ActiveCaptain).

We would also like to congratulate other manufacturers that took home well-deserved wins including Furuno, Icom, KVH, FLIR, GOST and Nobeltec – Congratulations to everyone involved!


We look forward to next year’s NMEA Conference & Expo where we can see more exciting and new products!