Raymarine celebrates half century partnership with Werner Ober–Yachtelektronik

Raymarine celebrates half century partnership with Werner Ober–Yachtelektronik

Raymarine recently celebrated a successful 50 year partnership with Austrian exclusive distributor Werner Ober GmbH & Co KG.

Tuesday - 30 April 2024

Werner Ober began in 1929 in Lustenau, Austria, signing in 1974 as a Autohelm-Raymarine distributor, and remains to this day, one of Raymarine’s longest term partners worldwide.

As a full marine electronics systems integrator, Werner Ober works with customers to supply and install navigation solutions, for a diverse range of vessels from motor yachts and blue water cruisers, to racing yachts and rescue boats.

According to Manfred Ober, Co-Managing Director at Werner Ober–Yachtelektronik: “We are proud to have remained a family business since we were founded by Werner and Frieda Ober, and are equally proud to be celebrating 50 years since we first partnered with, the then, Autohelm-Raymarine. Such long lasting relationships are key to the level of service we have been able to consistently provide for our customers who depend upon their Raymarine electronics whether it’s to meet their commercial objectives or leisure sailing aspirations.”

“Both Raymarine and Werner Ober–Yachtelektronik share high product quality and technological innovation as core values,” added Bernd Gröneveld, Raymarine’s Country Manager for Austria, Germany and Switzerland: “When a supplier-customer relationship endures for five decades it develops great depth and solidity. What makes our collaboration remarkable is our mutual ability to share and receive valuable trusted feedback. This helps us improve and create unique, innovative, and high-quality products, which ultimately prove their worth in the market.”

Hubert Ober, Co-Managing Director at Werner Ober–Yachtelektronik added: “Raymarine demonstrated its true value early in the relationship and has been delivering on this consistently ever since. We initially chose Raymarine as our core marine electronics supplier back in 1974 for the leading functionality and usability of Raymarine equipment which has continued to shine in the market to this day. However, as marine electronics systems have become more central to the safe operation, and in many cases any operation of the boat, Raymarine’s strong track record of customer focus and support has increasingly come to the fore.

Our customers, many of whom are serious blue water cruisers, can be located anywhere in the world, and Raymarine’s worldwide service cover is unmatched. Additionally, when it comes to refits and newbuilds, Raymarine equipment is designed to consider a seamless installation and setup.”

Werner Ober 50 years partnership

Over the years, the relationship between Werner Ober– Yachtelektronik and Raymarine has deepened to encompass not just technical development but collaborative marketing activities including training, owners’ events and press opportunities, with both companies raising a glass to the next half century of successful partnership.