FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2015
WILSONVILLE, OR – March 24, 2015 – Raymarine announced today the addition of Canadian Sportfishing television host Italo Labignan to its Pro Staff of Canadian anglers. Labignan will join a number of fishermen who represent Raymarine and its new line of Dragonfly CHIRP sonar products.
On the air since 1986, Labignan has earned the reputation of being one of the most accomplished professional anglers in the industry. He has unparalleled knowledge regarding recreational sport fishing in Canada and beyond.
“Because Italo is such an industry pro, we’re thrilled to have him represent our new lineup of Dragonfly products” said Grégoire Outters, Vice President and General Manager of FLIR Maritime. “The Dragonfly’s advanced CHIRP DownVision™ and wireless mobile device integration will fuel Italo’s already impressive 30-year career as a professional and will change his view of the underwater world.”
A leap into the future of sonar, Dragonfly DownVision™ sonars employ true wide-spectrum CHIRP technology. This allows the Dragonfly to transmit more sonar signals with each pulse, enabling fishermen to target more fish and image structure with unmatched clarity. With the recent introduction of Dragonfly 4 and 5, Raymarine now has a complete family of CHIRP DownVision™ Sonar systems for every angler, including models with GPS and mapping. Dragonfly equipment will be used extensively in the 2016 Canadian Sportfishing TV Series.
“Catching fish consistently is made a lot easier if you know what attracts the fish below the surface, like weeds, drop-offs, and baitfish,” said Labignan. “No matter if I’m fishing walleye on the bottom, searching for salmon and trout in the Great Lakes, looking for bass, or fishing the ocean, I rely on the most accurate and easy-to-use fishfinder you can buy, the Raymarine Dragonfly.”
To learn more about the Raymarine Dragonfly series, please visit www.flir.com/marine
About Italo Labignan
Italo graduated from Fleming College as a Fish and Wildlife Technician and worked for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. In 1985 he pioneered a concept for his own sport fishing television series that set the new standard for fishing television programs at the time, and this tradition continues strongly on today.
The Canadian Sportfishing Show can be seen on CHCH-TV, YES-TV, WFN, WildTV, CHEX-TV, CKWS-TV, CITL-TV. The series can also be seen 24/7 on the Italo Labignan YouTube channel.
Raymarine, a world leader in marine electronics, develops and manufactures the most comprehensive range of electronic equipment for the recreational boating and light commercial marine markets. Designed for high performance and ease of use, the award-winning products are available through a global network of dealers and distributors.?The Raymarine product lines include radar, autopilots, GPS, instruments, fishfinders, communications, and integrated systems. Raymarine is a division of FLIR Systems, a world leader in thermal imaging. For more information about Raymarine please go to www.raymarine.com.
Contact: John Morriss, Marcovitch, Haley Ellison, FLIR Systems, Inc.,