Vesper WatchMate XB-6000 High-Performance AIS Transponder w/Built-In NMEA 2000 Gateway

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**As the FCC requires all units sold in the US to be programmed by a qualified technician. Please submit the form below for programming at the time of purchase. A copy of the MMSI Registration or FCC Ship Station License is required along with the vessel master or owner's signature on the completed programming form. **

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WatchMate XB-6000 High-Performance AIS Transponder with Built-In NMEA 2000 Gateway

The Vesper Marine WatchMate WatchMate XB-6000 High-Performance Class B AIS Transponder

Unlike any other AIS the high-performance Class B AIS with built-in NMEA 2000 gateway and internal GPS, XB-6000 integrates AIS, GPS, and NMEA information so that you can see your safety and navigation on any AIS-capable chart plotter or MFD. Or use your PC and Mac for easy computer navigation. Easily integrate AIS to your existing marine electronics and convert NMEA 2000 & 0183 instrument data to USB, facilitating 3rd party navigation software.

Features:

  • NMEA 2000 / 0183 and waterproof USB
  • Compatible with all NMEA 2000 certified chart plotters and MFD’s
  • The only AIS transponder that can be used as a GPS source for NMEA 2000
  • Fast 5Hz GPS update rate provides greater detail and higher resolution plotting
  • Can be put in Silent Mode (receive-only) 
  • Includes 50 channel GPS with WAAS/EGNOS and powerful external GPS antenna
  • Built-in internal GPS antenna allows for easy installation when the XB-6000 has a view of the sky. Perfect for small vessels
  • Galvanic isolated USB and NMEA ports protect the transponder and your other equipment against damage and installation problems

Complete Class B AIS Transponder

WatchMate XB-6000 is a Class B AIS transponder with a two-channel parallel receiver and transmitter. It transmits your vessel's position and details and receives the same kind of information from other vessels with AIS transponders.

The AIS data is sent every few seconds and includes information such as course, speed, latitude, longitude, and heading. Static information about the vessel is sent every few minutes and includes the name, type of vessel, length, beam, draft, etc.

Certified NMEA2000 Gateway-Built in

Translates NMEA 2000 instrument data (heading, wind, depth, speed, log, temperature) and routes it over USB and NMEA 0183.

All NMEA 2000 navigation data is combined with GPS and AIS data and sent to computers via USB. Display and use this data in your navigation applications on Windows and Mac navigation software.

Simply plug the XB-6000 into your NMEA 2000 network and your integration is done. Or connect it to the NMEA 0183 input on your chart plotter. And if you have a mixed network you can even use the XB-6000 to integrate the two by connecting your XB-6000 to your NMEA 2000 navigation instruments and an NMEA 0183 chart plotter. The XB-6000 makes your new NMEA 2000 instruments appear on the chart plotter!

High-speed 5Hz GPS navigation and built-in GPS Antenna

A built-in 50 channel GPS receiver (with WAAS/EGNOS) and its own internal GPS antenna eliminate the need to install an external GPS antenna in many situations.

However, it also includes a powerful external antenna for those installations that require it. The external antenna can be pole mounted on standard 1" threaded tubing or mounted on a flat surface with the included base. The cable has a small connector, about the same diameter as the cable, to facilitate easy routing through small holes.

The fast 5Hz GPS update rate results in higher resolution and smoother tracks on your plotter or MFD, even during high-speed maneuvers. It can be used as a source of GPS data for the entire NMEA 2000 network

Easy to Install:

Mounting

Mounting the XB-6000 is made easy with innovative cable connection points that create low-profile installations. As well as being waterproof the XB-6000 also has multiple connection options: NMEA 2000 / 0183 and USB connectivity.

Fully Water Proof

Unlike most other AIS transponders, the XB-6000 is waterproof so you can mount it wherever convenient without worrying about water. It is even rated IPx7 which means it is totally submersible to 1m for up to 30 mins!

Self Diagnosis Status Lights

Multi-color LEDs keep you informed of the operational status of the XB-6000 with self-diagnosis that shows warnings if AIS, GPS, or antenna are not functioning.

USB Connection (waterproof and locking with optional cable)

The USB connection can be used to connect the XB-6000 to onboard computers. The XB-6000 provides a GPS and AIS data feed directly to computer-based navigation software. It translates selected NMEA 2000 instrument data and sends that to your computer too. An optional 5m (16') waterproof cable features a locking ring so it can't vibrate out of the back of the XB-6000.

Other Innovative Features:

Ultra-low power consumption

Designed for minimal power consumption the WatchMate XB-6000 is extremely well suited for energy conscious vessels.

Low power operation is particularly important on a long voyage when charging from solar or wind. The XB-6000 consumes less power than other AIS transponders even with the NMEA 2000 gateway operating!

Positive Identification

You'll have each vessel's name and call sign and others using AIS will also have yours. If you wish to call another vessel you will be able to ensure you are talking to the correct vessel. This is very important when operating in busy areas or in bad weather when visibility is reduced.

Silent Mode Control via PC, Mac, or an external switch

The XB-6000 can be put into silent mode. When in this mode, the AIS receivers and GPS continue to operate normally. The only change is transmissions are inhibited. Perfect for those times when you want privacy. Silent mode can be controlled by an external switch (not included) or via your PC or Mac.

Firmware Updates

When you buy a WatchMate XB-6000, you get an extendable AIS platform. Designed to be compatible with a continuous stream of feature updates, your WatchMate XB-6000 can be upgraded with the latest firmware via USB and your computer.

Specifications:

  • AIS Class: B
  • Antenna Included: No
  • Display Included: No
  • Function: Receive/Transmit
  • GPS Included: Yes
  • Box Dimensions: 6"H x 8"W x 15"L WT: 3.2 lbs
  • UPC: 0799439639010

Brochure (pdf)

BOE Marine is known for providing the absolute best installations on the brands we carry. We are pleased to expand our footprint in partnership with companies that share the same ideals as us. Listed below you will find our Installation Partners in key regions around the country. You can contact these companies directly and get the same great service you expect from BOE Marine. Through our partnerships you are able to order your equipment at the best prices, tax free, from our website. Then have one of our Installation Partners perform a high quality installation.

Our program is built upon a high degree of accountability. Our Installation Partners expect us to give great advice, prices, and supply all of the parts needed for the install. And we expect our Installation Partners to provide an expert installation in a timely manner and provide support for any equipment malfunctions or installation issues.

As the customer, you can be assured that you are buying from a dealer authorized in the brands we carry. And you will receive uncompromising advice and support on the local level from the Installation Partner, or via phone with BOE Marine. We feel there is no better package to get you the best pricing along with experienced local service.

Mid-Atlantic (MD, DE, DC)
Serviced by BOE Marine 866-735-5926

Palm Beach / Treasure Coast

Serviced by BOE Marine of Stuart 772-600-5701

Florida West Coast (Tampa/St Pete Area)

Bluewater Custom Marine - 727-488-7171
Mobile Electronics Installation
St. Petersburg, FL
CONTACT: Martin Warren
Email: [email protected]
http://www.bluewatercustommarine.com

Fort Lauderdale - Miami Dade

Parker Yacht - 954-463-1515
225 SW 32nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
CONTACT: Ole Parker
Email: [email protected]
http://www.parkeryacht.com

Alabama

HMS Marine Electric, LLC - 251-591-3283
400 Myrtle Avenue
Fairhope, AL 36532
CONTACT: Maclin Smith Jr.
Email: [email protected]
Website

Cape Cod & Islands

Dempsey Marine Electronics & Electrical - 508-360-1094
234 Queen Anne Road #2
Harwich Mass 02645
CONTACT: Tom Dempsey
Email: [email protected]
http://www.dempseymarine.com

Texas - Houston/Galveston & Surrounding Areas

Bill Platt Electronics - 409-739-3489
3501 Tallow Forest St
Dickinson, TX 77539
CONTACT: Bill Platt
Email: [email protected]
http://billplattfishing.com

Washington DC / Occoquan

Jimmy's Mobile Marine
James Deuterman
9192 Big Springs Loop
Bristow, VA 20136
703-801-9488
Email: [email protected]

Baton Rouge, LA

David Wade Marine
Casey
18150 Petroleum Dr
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
(225) 752-3789
Email: [email protected]

Bermuda

Spar Yard Marine
Kareem
6 Spar Lane Sandy’s, MA01
Bermuda
Email: [email protected]

Long Island, NY

Jeff's Marine Electronics
8 Rugby Dr
Shirley, NY 11967
631-874-0070 or 631-469-1645 (cell)

Installers - Do you have what it takes to be an Authorized BOE Installation Partner?  If you can demonstrate a proven track record of impeccable customer service and expert installations then we will consider adding you to this list in markets not already covered. Please email [email protected] to inquire.

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SKU VES-010-02819-00
Price $515.99
Manufacturer Vesper
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