SOURCE: Magellan


July 10, 2012 09:00 ET

Magellan Launches eXplorist Marine Edition to Give Recreational Boaters a Total Navigation Solution for U.S. Coastal and Inland Waters

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 10, 2012) -  Magellan, a leader of innovative GPS devices for vehicles, fitness, outdoor and mobile navigation, today announced the new Magellan® eXplorist® 510 Marine Edition, a comprehensive navigational solution for recreational boaters with exclusive coverage content of U.S. inland and coastal waters and a powerful Magellan eXplorist GPS receiver. 

The Magellan eXplorist 510 Marine Edition provides boaters with a custom selection of best-in-class Navionics marine navigation charts and data plus a rugged, waterproof handheld Magellan eXplorist 510 Outdoor GPS device featuring easy-to-use menus, a built-in camera and a 3-inch sunlight-readable color touchscreen. In addition to high-definition content for 12,000 U.S. lakes, the Magellan eXplorist 510 Marine Edition includes U.S. coastal coverage up to two miles offshore, with data on 5-foot contours, tides, currents, wrecks, port plans, marsh areas, and marine services.

"It is our goal to deliver the most complete coverage and the most detailed content possible for recreational boaters," said Warren Hewerdine, Sr. Director of Marketing for Magellan. "Partnering with Navionics allowed us to not only deliver best-in-class- marine charts, but also develop a Magellan-exclusive solution combining lakes and coastline content for the most comprehensive coverage possible."

For maximum convenience to consumers, all Navionics charts and marine data are pre-loaded on a single MicroSD card that is included with the eXplorist 510 Marine Edition. Available in August from and Magellan's authorized retail and online partners, the Magellan eXplorist 510 Marine Edition is $479.99 (MSRP).

About Magellan
Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, MiTAC Digital Corporation, manufacturer of the Magellan ( brand of portable GPS navigation consumer electronics devices is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MiTAC International Corporation. Recognized as an industry pioneer, Magellan globally markets its award-winning portable navigation devices including the Magellan RoadMate series for autos, RVs, fleet and commercial vehicles, the eXplorist® PRO for mobile GIS applications and field data collection, the eXplorist outdoor series for hunting, fishing, hiking and geocaching enthusiasts, Magellan Fitness Switch™ series of crossover GPS watches, and mobile apps and accessories for smart phones. Follow Magellan on Facebook (, Twitter (@MagellanGPS) and YouTube ( 

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