Vesper partners with Wickes Marine for East Coast AIS sales

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(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) — Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine safety products, has announced that Wickes Marine will be its sales representative for the East Coast of the United States. Vesper Marine is experiencing growing demand for quality commercial and recreational AIS transponders in the U.S. market. Wickes Marine will be an essential link in building market share for Vesper Marine’s innovative smartAIS range of transponders through its extensive network of boatbuilders, distributors and dealers.

An active system with smart alarm logic, smartAIS proactively alerts boaters of potentially hazardous situations. Unlike other transponders that simply send and receive AIS data, Vesper Marine’s smartAIS transponders continuously calculate crossing situations and trigger collision avoidance alarms, plot anchor position to alert the crew of anchor dragging and trigger alarms for immediate man overboard (MOB) retrieval. An extensible platform, smartAIS offers customers new features and capabilities through regular software updates, delivered automatically via a smart phone and the WatchMate App.

For more information on smartAIS, Vesper Marine, or its entire product line, visit For information on Wickes Marine, visit

By Ocean Navigator