Vesper WatchMate XB-8000 smartAIS Transponder with WiFi 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 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-8000 smartAIS Transponder with WiFi and NMEA 2000 Gateway

The Vesper Marine WatchMate WatchMate XB-8000 is the world's only black box transponder with built-in smartAIS features including the deckWatch smartwatch app..

Complete Class B AIS Transponder

WatchMate XB-8000 is a Class B AIS transponder with a two-channel parallel receiver and transmitter. It transmits your vessel 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.

smartAIS Features:

Unlike normal AIS which send and receive AIS data, WatchMate XB-8000 has smartAIS which is an active system with smart alarm logic that alerts you rapidly to potential dangers.

  • Safety Underway. This alerts you when smartAIS detects a potential collision
  • Safety at Anchor. If your anchor drags, smartAIS will let you know immediately
  • Safety for your Crew. If someone is washed overboard, smartAIS not only alerts you, it also provides their location so you can pick them up quickly

It means you can focus on navigating your vessel, knowing smartAIS is always keeping watch in the background and is ready to alert you the moment it detects a hazard or unwanted event.

deckWatch

deckWatch from Vesper Marine is a free smart watch app that will transform your boating safety. Get instant information about potential collisions, anchor drag or man overboard on your smart watch using this new Android Wear 2 app from Vesper Marine.

deckWatch uses the power of Android Wear 2 to connect your smart watch directly to the WiFi of your smartAIS transponder. It's your safety companion anywhere on your boat. You don't have to reach for your smart phone or tablet or carry them in rough sea conditions about the boat. You can see alerts directly on your smart watch. That's safety on hand exclusively from Vesper Marine.

WiFi connectivity anywhere on board

WatchMate XB-8000 has built-in Wi-Fi. You can securely connect up to 5 other devices simultaneously over WiFi. You can have a wireless connection to your laptop, smartphone and tablet.

AIS data, GPS and Navigation instrument data over WiFi

Besides AIS data, GPS and NMEA instrument data can be shared with all your mobile devices and laptops. This is exclusive to Vesper Marine Smart AIS transponders. Manage your vessel’s navigation, set and monitor alarms or take decisive action from anywhere on-board using your mobile device.

Connect Wirelessly to Other Devices Using WiFi 802.11 b/g

WatchMate XB-8000 provides dual WiFi configuration as either a secure Access Point supporting up to five other devices simultaneously or connected to an existing router providing WiFi expansion capability to unlimited devices.

Translates NMEA 2000 instrument data (heading, wind, depth, speed, log, temperature) and routes it to mobile devices, computers and plotters.

Certified NMEA2000 Gateway-Built in

Over WiFi & USB

All NMEA 2000 navigation data is combined with GPS and AIS data and sent simultaneously to up to five WiFi devices (tablets, smart phones, computers) as well as computers via USB. Display and use this data in your navigation applications such as iNavX, Nobletec, iSailor, NavPlay, or SEAiq on an iPad. Or use it on Android and iOS apps or Windows and Mac navigation software.

To NMEA 0183 instruments

Integrate chart plotters, MFDs and radars using NMEA 0183 to your NMEA2000 navigation network using WatchMate XB-8000.

High resolution GPS

WatchMate XB-8000 is equipped with a fast 5Hz 50 channel GPS. This provides greater detail and higher resolution plotting. Displays GPS satellite status and navigation data such as your position, course and speed when viewed from the My Vessel screen.

GPS source for navigation network

Use it as a source of GPS data on a NMEA 2000 network which means you do not need an additional GPS antenna. View GPS data on your plotter or MFD, with higher resolution and smoother tracks even during high speed maneuvers.

External GPS Antenna Included

Includes an external GPS antenna and deck mount that allows for simple installation. For best performance, the GPS antenna requires a clear and unobstructed view of the sky. It usually works well when installed in a cockpit, under a non-metallic dodger or under a fiberglass hard-top.

Some of additional innovative features of WatchMate XB-8000 include:

  • Vesper Marine’s new multiprocessor architecture for fast performance and includes dedicated AIS processors ensuring reliable, instant AIS data acquisition
  • Easy installation: Just plug in a VHF antenna and connect to 12-24 VDC
  • WatchMate XB-8000’s low power consumption that keeps it always on, always visible, always watching
  • The WatchMate XB-8000 is water proof (IPx7) so it can safely be mounted mostly anywhere
  • Galvanically isolated USB ports protect the transponder and connected equipment (eg laptops) against damage due to inadequately bonded or damaged circuits on board

WarningWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Specifications:

  • Display Included: No
  • AIS Class: B
  • Box Dimensions: 5"H x 8"W x 14"L WT: 3.25 lbs
  • UPC: 609728265359

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

North Carolina (Lake Norman Area)

Serviced by BOE Marine of Lake Norman 866-735-5926

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

Palm Beach County

Marine Electronics Solutions - 561-427-1040
3866 Prospect Ave #8
West Palm Beach, FL 33404
CONTACT: Billy Byers
Email: [email protected]

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)

Southern New Jersey

Jersey Boy Marine Electronics - 609-425-1676
Mobile Electronics Installation / FCC inspections
Cape May Court House, NJ
CONTACT: Robert Gauntt
Email: [email protected]

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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