Market Leader

Vesper Marine smartAIS transponders are available across the globe through our expanding network of marine electronics distributors and resellers. A preferred choice for recreational boaters and commercial vessels, Vesper Marine smartAIS technology is used by leading names in sailing.

Comanche Racing Yacht
LARC - Australia's Antarctic Program Vessel
America's Cup Race Management

Innovative Products

Vesper Marine is dedicated to creating marine safety products with technically superior and easy to use features. Rather than repackaging existing designs, we develop our products from the ground up giving us greater flexibility and better product performance. Our products have won international awards and recognition for innovation.

Universal Compatability

Vesper Marine is compatible with all the leading brands of marine equipment and MFDs including Raymarine, Garmin, Icom, Furuno, Navico, Lowrance and many more. If they have AIS connectivity, Vesper Marine transponders will be compatible.

Our transponders also act as a NMEA Gateway that translates navigation data such as NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183 for use by chart plotters, computers and mobile devices.

Expertise in AIS solutions

Vesper Marine has launched AIS based marine safety products like Virtual Aids to Navigation and solutions for protection of subsea and surface installations. Industries like oil and gas, energy, telecommunications, ports and marine authorities use our solutions to help protect their people, infrastructure and environment from accidental damage due to marine vessel activity.

Some of our international clients include Perenco Oil and Gas, CGG, New York Power Authority, Repsol and Fugro.

Awards and Recognition

We have won many international awards for product excellence:

2009 | Freeman K. Pittman Innovation Award

2009 | Price Waterhouse Coopers Hi-Tech Innovation Award

2012 | Samuel Plimsoll Award for Marine Safety Innovation

2012 | IHS Safety at Sea Equipment Award

2012 | Survitec Engineering Excellence Award

2012 | Price Waterhouse Coopers Hi-Tech Innovation Award

2012 | NMMA Innovation Award for Marine Safety Equipment

2013 | Practical Sailor "Best Choice AIS Transponder"

2014 | The Teak Rail "The Best AIS Black-Box Transponder"

2017 | NMMA Innovation Award for Marine Safety Equipment

2017 | Practical Sailor "Gear of the Year"

2018 | Pittman Innovation Award - smartAIS technology

2019 | NMEA Best New Product - Cortex

2019 | IBEX Innovation Award in Marine Safety Equipment - Cortex

2019 | DAME "Special Mention" honor in Marine Electronics - Cortex