Garmin purchases boat autopilot company

The Kansas City Star Reports that GPS manufacturer Garmin Ltd is buying
Nautamatic Marine Systems, an Oregon based company that builds autopilot systems for boats.

Nautamatic’s autopilot systems automatically guide boats to a programed course and can be used for sport boating or fishing.

A Garmin spokesperson says the purchase will allow Garmin to expand their product line to include autopilot systems.

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