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Vesper Marine XB-6000A AIS Transponder (with FREE portable GPS antenna)

Vesper Marine XB-6000A AIS Transponder (with FREE portable GPS antenna)

On sale$479.00
Retail Price:$515.00
Your Savings:$36.00(7%)
Part Number:VM-XB-6000A

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Free Class B AIS Programming

FCC regulations require Class B AIS units to be programmed with MMSI and vessel information before shipping to US addresses. Milltech Marine provides this service free of charge.

Common Questions About MMSI

To make it more convenient for you to provide vessel information, we have prepared this quick and easy online form. Please complete and submit at time of order.
We are required to have proof of valid MMSI, so please also send a copy of the issuing document.
If you do not have a copy of your MMSI assignment, contact the issuing authority or organization. To search the FCC licensing database, click here. For BoatUS information, click here.
Go here if you do not have an FCC Ships Station License and MMSI and wish to obtain one.


The new XB-6000A AIS Transponder has NMEA 2000® & 0183, USB and GPS antenna all built right in. 

NOTE: This model now ships with a free portable GPS antenna from Milltech Marine. If you need an external GPS antenna, please order the Vesper XB6000.

The world's first Class B AIS with built-in NMEA 2000 gateway converting navigation instrument data so it can be viewed on your PC or Mac. It is the most full-featured Class B AIS "black box" transponder and Vesper Marine makes the only AIS transponders that can be used as a GPS source for all NMEA 2000 networks.

This AIS transponder is a unique Class B AIS transponder allowing NMEA navigation information to be used on almost any wired device. Mounting the XB-6000 is made easy with innovative cable connection points that create neat low profile installations.

The XB-6000, XB-8000 and the WatchMate Vision2 are the only AIS transponders with a fast 5Hz GPS update rate providing greater detail and higher resolution plotting resulting in smooth tracking on chart plotters, MFD's and navigation software.

It's fully waterproof and has a built-in GPS antenna which eliminates the need to install an external GPS antenna in many installations.

This unique and easy to install AIS transponder combines:

  • NMEA 2000 & 0183, and USB
  • Translates and routes NMEA 2000 instrument data over USB and NMEA 0183
  • Makes all your NMEA 0183 data available over USB. Use your computer to view instrument data whether it is coming from NMEA 2000 or NMEA 0183
  • Internal high-performance parallel two channel AIS transponder
  • You can switch this transponder into Silent Mode (receive-only) from your PC, Mac or with a hard-wired switch
  • Includes 50 channel high speed 5Hz GPS receiver with built-in GPS antenna which eliminates the need to install the external GPS antenna in many installations.
  • View AIS and navigate from any AIS-capable chart plotter, multi-function display, and PC or Mac running a wide variety of 3rd party navigation software

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