Vesper Marine’s Watchmate Vision2

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A BETTER VISION

Vesper Marine’s Watchmate series has long been the gold standard for user-friendly AIS displays, and the new Watchmate Vision2 transponder improves an already fine product that not only displays AIS data, but can be connected to up to eight devices, including smartphones, laptops and MFDs, via its built-in Wi-Fi. The touchscreen display is IPX7 waterproof and can be mounted above or belowdeck. It not only shows vessel data, but warns you of possible collision situations and acts as an anchor alarm and (if the crew wears AIS MOB devices) man-overboard locator. In short, it’s an ideal accessory for both coastal cruising and oceangoing boats. $1,249. Vesper Marine, vespermarine.com

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July 2018

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