March 2011, Auckland, New Zealand – Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine safety products, announced today that it has added four new partners to its growing international distribution network. The latest additions include Marine Electronics SA in Switzerland, Pochon in France who came on board last December, Electronics Marine in Chile and Al Nakheel Electronics in the United Arab Emirates. Effective immediately, all four partners will distribute Vesper Marine’s entire line of Automatic Identification System (AIS) collision avoidance technology products to an extensive reseller network, and provide marketing and technical support.

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Vesper Marine - Auckland, New Zealand, has released a new French language option for its Automatic Identification System (AIS) collision avoidance product range, WatchMate. Available now for the WatchMate 850 Transponder, 750 Receiver and 670 Display, the complimentary French language upgrade for existing users can be downloaded at www.vespermarine.co.nz/firmware-upgrades on the Support Downloads page. Alternatively, it can be acquired through Vesper Marine’s French distributor Pochon and its network of outlets.

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Auckland, New Zealand – Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine safety products, announced today that it has received FCC Approval for its next-generation, all-in-one, dedicated, collision avoidance display, the AISWatchMate® 850 Class B Transponder.

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Auckland, New Zealand – Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine safety products, announced today it has opened a new European market for the AIS WatchMate® line of products.

French marine distribution company Pochon will distribute Vesper Marine products throughout France via its network of over 450 dealers and outlets. Read on to see the full press release.

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Panbo When Australian teen Jessica Watson set off to become the youngest person to sail around the world, almost immediately she ran into a problem.

Her yacht, Ella's Pink Lady, collided with an oil tanker on the way to Sydney.

Once safely back in port, Jessica's support team installed a collision warning device called the AIS WatchMate, developed by Auckland's Vesper Marine. And she made it the rest of the way around the world without hitting anything.

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Panbo Cruising World marine electronics editor and blogger Ben Ellison gives a hands-on review of the AISWatchMate.

"For a really vivid example of why Vesper's sophisticated AIS alarming is valuable, consider the Bermuda Race fleet crossing the shipping lanes last night ... I watched a Buzzard's Bay bound ship run right through the fleet last night and I'm guessing a lot of navigators learned how many controls you need to make AIS alarms effective rather than annoying. Which is what the WatchMate is so talented at.


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Unlimited Magazine

Unlimited Magazine Vesper Marine is featured in the June 2010 issue of Unlimited Magazine. The article highlights the need for the AISWatchMate among a diverse group of boat owners and outlines the history of company and its investors.

Unlimited is a magazine devoted to inspiring business through strategy, investment, development, innovation and management ideas from New Zealand and around the globe.



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Cruising World

Cruising World Cruising World does a review of a wide range of AIS equipment. Featured is a photo of the AISWatchMate alarm setup screen.

"For a good look at how nuanced A.I.S. alarms can and should be, check out the Vesper Marine AIS WatchMate, an unusual low-power A.I.S. plotting display designed especially for bluewater sailors. "



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Pacific Motor Yacht May/June 2010 Pacific Motor Yacht takes a look at the AISWatchMate Read More
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