As discussed some time back, a major investment company called Brunswick, bought Navman. This is an investment company, not some mere company like Simrad
for say. They own just about eveything Marine
related you could imagine. Northstar is American and top shelp top price equipment
. The NorthStar product was brought to Nz and manufacture of both products takes place in NZ. Navman name is going, not closing. At least that is the view at the mo. However, in the discussion we all had here, news was let out of the bag before the ones that should have been told it first, that's Navman themselves and the proverbial hit the fan up there. So I am not sure what shape it is all in at the mo.
So cooper4, yes it is still NZ relaible at the mo at least. All bar the VHF's. These are made under licence in China
. Actually, you guy's notice that several VHF's kinda have a similar look??? And isn't it interesting that many seem to come out at the same time with similar features.