Grounded in innovation
Vesper Marine was founded in 2007 to create innovative marine safety solutions.
Recognizing the benefits of the AIS international standard, Vesper Marine focused on developing AIS solutions for the marine sector. Developing products from the ground up resulted in breakthrough technology and innovative products that have been internationally recognized.
The first product was launched into the USA in March 2008.
Throughout 2009 distributors in Europe, USA and Australia were established as they recognized the unique benefits Vesper Marine products offered. Vesper Marine is now distributed to over 35 countries.
In November 2010 the world’s first dedicated Class B AIS collision avoidance device was launched, followed by the first touchscreen AIS transponder in 2012.
In 2011, leveraging their expertise in AIS technology, the world’s first dedicated Virtual AIS Aid to Navigation device was developed by Vesper Marine (our Virtual AIS Station). Since then customers all over the world have implemented the Virtual AIS Station.
In 2013 Vesper Marine was the first company to add WiFi to AIS transponders to provide safety information wherever and whenever it was needed.
In 2015 the Guardian Asset Protection service was launched into the USA with New York Power Authority.
Consistent award winner
Vesper Marine is recognized as an innovation leader:
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”
We’ve also been a finalist for the prestigious DAME Innovation Award and Lloyds List Global awards.
Excellence in everything we do
Taking a market-led approach, Vesper Marine has created ground-breaking solutions that have been frequently recognized by the marine industry – including winning the Plimsoll Award for contributing to maritime safety and the NMMA Award for Innovation.
Focused on creating the best solutions in the industry, every Vesper Marine product is designed for performance, reliability and ease of use. Rather than repackaging existing designs, our team develops products from the ground up. Ownership of all aspects of product design provides Vesper Marine with the unique ﬂexibility required to produce innovative products that exceed customer expectations. All products are fully certifed by the world’s independent authorization bureaus, including CE/EU, Germany BSH, USA USCG & FCC, Canada IC, Australia and New Zealand.
With an ISO 9001:2008 accredited manufacturing facility located in New Zealand, Vesper Marine maintains strict control over quality while having the ability to ﬂexibly meet customer needs.
Vesper Marine is committed to the safety of life and property at sea, reduction of marine accidents and the protection of the marine environment. We value the importance of quality standards and processes in delivering the best of marine technology and service. We support industry associations in achieving these goals.
The International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (previously International Association of Lighthouse Authorities) aims to foster the safe and efficient movement of vessels through the improvement and harmonization of marine aids to navigation worldwide.
The mission of the National Marine Electronics Association is to be a worldwide, self-sustaining organization committed to enhancing the technology and safety of electronics used in marine applications. The association focuses on educating the public in safe and proper use of marine electronics.