In partnership with Navico, Swim The Big Blue are being sponsored and supplied by the company, only the world's best sailors prefer; B&G, and not without good reason. Throughout its 50-year history, B&G - short for Brookes and Gatehouse, has developed electronic solutions designed to provide sailors at all levels with even greater enjoyment and performance at sea.
Ambitious technical achievements and thoroughly tried and tested solutions have been the company’s trademark. This has contributed to establishing B&G as a cutting edge company, particularly in the field of advanced instrumentation. Many of the world's best sailors, from Sir Francis Chichester to Ellen MacArthur have chosen B&G to help them reach their goals and realise their dreams.
At present, all Volvo Ocean Race boats are equipped by B&G. B&G also cooperates with every America’s Cup team and will use the resulting knowledge and experience to develop products and services for the benefit of all yachtsmen, whether racing, blue water cruising, crossing perilous waters or day sailing. The B&G range of products is under constant development to ensure that customers all over the world have access to the best possible equipment.
Navico is a specialist electronics company; its brands operate in navigation, fishfinding equipment and value-added applications for the marine industry.
Our focus on making boating safer, easier and more fun has resulted in the release of a number of leading products in 2013. Innovation is at the heart of Navico’s business model and culture, this is coupled with an unprecedented product launch schedule that enables us to deliver real benefits to consumers across a broad range of recreational boating activities.
Navico on average launches a new product every 20 days. The majority of our revenues come from products launched during the past 24 months, which underlines the importance of innovation for profitable growth. We have continued to see success in our design-to-value engineering, as well as in our sourcing strategies, and have managed to improve our margins despite the average selling price reducing in the market. The lean efforts in the manufacturing facility in Ensenada, Mexico are another contributor to improved margins, and an average employee in the facility today produces ten times as many products as in 2007.