Swedish top angler in new partnership with Raymarine

Johan Abelsson goes salmon fishing with Raymarine’s Visionality™

March 2014

Raymarine is pleased to announce that Johan Abelsson, one of Sweden’s top fishermen, has become the company’s latest fishing ambassador.  Abelsson, a charter captain and professional fisherman of over 30 years standing, spends over 150 days a year at sea in pursuit of his passion and speciality; salmon fishing in the Baltic. This spring will see Abelsson on international TV as over 25 million viewers get to follow him in an exciting new project – up to15 episodes of pure fishing direct from Russia.

As a Raymarine ambassador, Abelsson’s 28ft Carolina Classic will be fitted out with a complete Raymarine system including the CP100 CHIRP DownVision™ sonar module for simultaneous detailed bottom-structure and fish-targeting, the CP450C CHIRP high-performance sonar module with depth capability down to 3000 metres and the award-winning new Evolution™ autopilot. 

Abelsson said," I’m very excited to be working with Raymarine again. I had a partnership with Raymarine many years ago that I was very happy with, but this is a fresh start with a new focus and new products.  I’m really impressed by the major developments in Raymarine’s latest fishing products and I’m looking forward to using the new system.”

Pontus Wennergren from Raymarine Sweden AB, said,” Raymarine is well-known for its full range of products and has now expanded their range into the fishing arena. The launch of the award-winning Dragonfly® with DownVision in March of last year took the fishing world by storm and we have capitalized on that by migrating the technology and features into other sonar products and multi-function displays. It’s great to be working with Johan, we know that he’s going to get the very best from his Raymarine system and we look forward to seeing the results.”

Raymarine’s dual-CHIRP DownVision™ sonar is available in stand-alone Dragonfly® and the new Dragonfly®7, built-in to aSeries a68 and a78 MFDs (multifunction displays) and in the CP100 sonar module; making it easy to add CHIRP DownVision™ to a Raymarine networked system.


Notes to editors;

An active and influential angler, Johan Abelsson writes and blogs for a number of sites including abelfishing.com, simrishamntrolling.com, and My Fishing.

The Raymarine system for Johan Abelsson’s Carolina Classic comprises;

· 2 x Raymarine e125 MFDs (multifunction displays)
· 1 x Raymarine 4kW 18 " HD Color radome
· 1 x Raymarine AIS650 Transponder
· 1 x Raymarine Ray49E VHF radio
· 1 x Evolution Raymarine Autopilot
· 1 x Raymarine CP100 CHIRP sonar module with CPT-110 transducer
· 1 x Raymarine CP450C CHIRP sonar with M265LM transducers

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