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”