Thursday, March 1, 2007

Marine Techies Jam for a Cause

Navionics rocked the opening of the 2007 Miami Boat Show with its NAVAID charity concert. After the success of the 2006 concert, where proceeds went to the Red Cross and Hurricane Wilma victims, the electronic charting company decided to again gather together with other marine electronics companies to co-sponsor NAVAID 2. Musical performances were given by employees from Raymarine, Furuno, FW Murphy, and, of course, Navionics. The president of Navionics, Giuseppe Carnevali, even got up to sing. Other sponsors included Northstar, Fugawi, Lowrance, and Humminbird.

All in all the concert raised $8,200 for the American Cancer Society and the Ian McWilliam Saints Fund, an organization created to help the family of the Raymarine sales manager who passed away last year. Kudos to the marine electronics industry for working together to benefit a good cause.

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