Please select your home edition
Edition
Maritimo 2022Mar - S75 LEADERBOARD

Garmin acquires Vesper Marine, a leading provider of marine communication equipment and services

by Garmin 5 Jan 06:16 PST
Garmin acquires Vesper Marine © Garmin

Garmin® Ltd. (NYSE:GRMN), today announced it has acquired Vesper Marine, a privately-held provider of AIS, VHF and vessel monitoring solutions for the marine industry.

This acquisition is expected to bolster Garmin's industry-leading lineup of marine products and technology designed to provide peace of mind and enhanced situational awareness for boaters.

With almost 15 years of experience, Vesper has developed a suite of communication products and solutions for power, sail and workboats, including the award-winning Cortex system. Cortex combines a state-of-the-art VHF radio with Vesper's unique smartAIS transponder and remote vessel monitoring technology. Vesper's smartAIS transponders incorporate built-in alarms to alert mariners of potential collisions, dragging anchors and man overboard situations. The company also offers mobile apps to monitor, view and manage a Cortex system or smartAIS transponder for iOS and Android devices.

"Vesper has pioneered a number of innovations in the marine communications space, with recognition across the industry for its emphasis on user-friendly and intuitive interfaces that make it easier to communicate on the water," said Jarrod Seymour, Garmin vice president, marine segment leader. "Together with the Vesper team, we look forward to providing an unmatched portfolio of integrated marine communications products and services to our customers."

"We are excited to have the support from a marine technology leader like Garmin," said Carl Omundsen, Vesper Marine co-founder. "This combination will allow Vesper to expand its capabilities and integration into the marine communication market to make an even greater impact in the boating industry."

Vesper Marine is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand and will join Garmin's existing team and facility located in Auckland. Financial terms of the acquisition will not be released.

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionised life for anglers, sailors, mariners and boat enthusiasts everywhere. Committed to developing the most innovative, highest quality and easiest to use marine electronics in the industry, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday.

For the seventh consecutive year, Garmin was recently named the Manufacturer of the Year by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). Other Garmin marine brands include Fusion® and Navionics®.

Related Articles

Garmin inReach aids in 10,000 incidents
Thanks to two-way communication and SOS functionality Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), supported the milestone of 10,000 SOS incidents with an inReach® device. Posted on 26 Oct
Garmin launches inReach Mini 2 Marine Bundle
Compact GPS satellite communicator features advanced messaging, tracking and safety capabilities Garmin International announced the inReach® Mini 2 Marine Bundle, a satellite communication device with two-way messaging and SOS capabilities bundled with a boat-friendly mount that provides quick-and-easy access in a moment's notice. Posted on 22 Sep
Garmin launches revolutionary LiveScope XR System
New transducer offers live sonar ranges up to 500' in freshwater and up to 350' in saltwater Garmin International, Inc. unveiled LiveScope™ XR , the latest addition to its award-winning live-scanning sonar lineup, now with an extended range for deeper and open waters. Posted on 13 Jul
Garmin launches ECHOMAP UHD2 chartplotter series
5- and 7-inch keyed combo units deliver best-in-class sonar with built-in wireless networking Garmin® International today announced the ECHOMAP™ UHD2 chartplotter series with 500W of vivid, high-contrast scanning sonar power*, all-new hardware with a sunlight readable display and more. Posted on 4 May
Garmin launch quatix 7 smartwatch
Built for life on and off water, new marine GPS smartwatch features always-on touchscreen display Garmin® International, Inc. today announced the quatix® 7 Series of premium smartwatches, purpose-built for life on the water and packed with wearable tech for everyday fitness, wellness and convenience. Posted on 28 Apr
Garmin unveils LiveScope Plus
Award-winning live-scanning sonar continues to change the game for recreational fishing Garmin® International today announced the LiveScope™ Plus System, the latest addition to Garmin's revolutionary live-scanning sonar lineup with brilliantly clear live scanning sonar returns and 35% improved target separation over the existing system. Posted on 23 Feb
Garmin announce new marine cartography range
All-in-one inland and coastal mapping Garmin® International, Inc. today announced Garmin Navionics+™ and premium Garmin Navionics Vision+™ for Garmin chartplotters, the newest generation of marine cartography products from Garmin. Posted on 19 Jan
Garmin's new Fusion marine stereo and speaker kits
All-in-one marine stereo and speaker kits elevate onboard entertainment systems Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), has announced the MS-RA60 marine stereo and EL Series speaker kit and the MS-RA210 premium marine stereo and XS Series speaker kit from Fusion® Entertainment, a Garmin brand. Posted on 12 Jan
Garmin Surround View Camera System wins 2021 DAME
Annual competition recognises the best in marine equipment design Garmin® International announced that its Surround View Camera System, the marine industry's first intelligent camera system to offer a live 360-degree birds-eye view of a vessel, was selected as a category winner in the 2021 DAME Design Awards. Posted on 22 Nov 2021
Garmin announces new GMR Fantom 18x/24x series
Solid state dome radars, offering 50 watts of output power Garmin® International today announced the GMR Fantom™ 18x and GMR Fantom 24x solid state dome radars, offering 50 watts of output power for long range and better target detection on the water, even at high speeds. Posted on 27 Oct 2021
Selden 2020 - FOOTERNorth Sails 2021 Innovation - FOOTERJ Composites 2022 - J45 v4 FOOTER