What started out as a vision by two military engineers has blossomed into the leading underwater viewing systems and ice fishing sonar in the world. That said, it didn’t happen overnight, nor did it happen by accident. Here’s our story, detailing where we’ve been, and where we’re going.
MarCum: Past, Present, and Future
MarCum has always been about building a better fish-trap, and that idea was born from two passionate anglers who just so happened to work on sonar in nuclear submarines for the US Navy. In the early 2000’s, they took the development of their already successful commercial ice units, on to another level. Transferring this technical knowledge into real-world advantages for ice anglers, they created the LX-1, LX-3, and LX-5 sonar packages. It started a revolution in ice electronics, driven by customer demands for hardware that was more crisp, precise, and feature-laden.
Today, MarCum continues the tradition of staying one step ahead of the competition, always developing and perfecting new products with one goal in mind—to enhance the angling experience of anglers around the world. From our humble beginning to where we are now, proudly perched at the top of our industry, we’ve accomplished a lot. Yes, we make great products, but most of our success can be attributed to the support and loyalty of our customers.
MarCum Technologies holds numerous patents in sonar design. MarCum is a growing and evolving company working hard to design and market the best available outdoor products. Our products are customer driven. From underwater viewing systems to fishing sonar and GPS, MarCum is always developing products to make your outdoor experiences more successful and fun!
As we continue to blaze new trails, our future is secured by a strong desire to provide the latest and best technology available to the aspirational ice angler. While we value our ability to demonstrate a vision to be able to conceive of, develop, and offer the most advanced features and functionality in our products, our reputation in the marketplace continues to be our most important asset – our ice angler customer, on experiencing the proven performance of our products, has made us who we are.
Our love for the sport fishing industry and all people in it, from the manufacturers and distributors to the retailers and consumers is what drives us to constantly improve all aspects of our business. Hours spent in focus groups, at the drawing board, and on the production line combine to produce the finest line-up of sonar and underwater viewing systems the world has ever seen.
It doesn’t stop there, though. Everything we manufacture has been put through its paces on the water. The next time you see a MarCum product, think of our field testers that brave the cold, making notes with frozen fingers, tweaking and fine-tuning everything until it’s just right. All while catching plenty of fish in the process.
What’s on the horizon for MarCum? You can be sure there is plenty. As we speak, our field testers are out there, prototypes in hand, waiting for the cover of darkness to try out our latest and greatest.