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October 9, 2002

Crestliner Selects Garmin as Electronics Supplier

OLATHE, Kan. — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), announced today that Crestliner Inc. has selected three sonar products from Garmin as optional equipment on many of its new boat models. Specifically, new owners of Crestliner boats may choose Garmin’s GPSMAP 168 Sounder, Fishfinder 160 or Fishfinder 240 for installation on all Crestliner models.

"Garmin and Crestliner share a strong commitment to product innovation, so we are thrilled to have formed an affiliation with this top boat builder," said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s director of marketing. "Crestliner owners lead active lifestyles — using their boats for fishing, hunting, waterskiing and other activities — and our electronics will add an additional level of safety, reliability and enjoyment to their on-the-water adventures."

The GPSMAP 168 Sounder, Fishfinder 160, and Fishfinder 240 are premium sounders that utilize Garmin’s exclusive Depth Control Gain (DCG) and See-Thru technology to give boaters and anglers alike increased awareness of depth, bottom structure and underwater activity. The GPSMAP 168 Sounder goes a step further by integrating WAAS-enabled location and mapping features in a compact unit. Its built-in memory accepts data from Garmin’s MapSource line of mapping products, including Fishing Hot Spots for detailed information about America’s most popular lakes.

Crestliner joins Champion, Lund, Ranger and Stratos as the latest boat manufacturer to bring Garmin electronics on board as standard or optional factory-installed equipment. Garmin-equipped Crestliner boats are currently available through authorized Crestliner dealers.

Garmin International Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) group of companies, which designs and manufactures navigation, communication and information devices -- most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in the general aviation and consumer GPS markets and its products serve aviation, marine, outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. GARMIN, GPSMAP, See-Thru and DGC are registered trademarks, and GPSMAP 168 Sounder, Fishfinder 160, Fishfinder 240 and MapSource are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

Crestliner Boats builds a wide variety of all-welded aluminum angling boats, fish & skis, pontoons and deck boats from 12 to 24 feet. For more information, contact Jim Antolik, vice president of sales and marketing, at 320-632-6686. To contact your nearest Crestliner dealer, call toll-free, 800-889-7020 (extension 111) or visit the Crestliner website at

Notice on forward-looking statements:
This release includes projections and other forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Any statements regarding the company’s future financial position, revenues, earnings, product introductions, plans and objectives are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of risk factors affecting Garmin. Information concerning risk factors that could affect Garmin’s actual results is contained in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 29, 2001, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of Garmin’s Form 10-K can be downloaded from