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Vesper Marine XB-8000 AIS Transponder with Built-in WiFi
Get back up to $50 with purchase of any Vesper Marine Transponder via manufacturer mail-in rebate. This item is eligible for a $30 rebate. See rebate form for details. Ends 5/25/19.

Vesper Marine XB-8000 AIS Transponder with Built-in WiFi

  • Black Box Class B AIS Receiver Connects by Cable or WiFi
  • Includes a Built-in GPS Receiver and External Antenna
  • Connections: WiFi / USB / NMEA 2000 & NMEA 0183
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    Vesper Marine
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    Shipping Weight: 
    3.15 Lbs.
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    Important Information Regarding the Purchase of a Class B AIS:
    When you are ready to place your order, you will need to complete the AIS Static Data Programming Log.

    This required form must be sent to Defender Industries via e-mail or faxed along with a copy of your MMSI registration before your order can be processed. Our fax number is 860-701-3432.

    Because each transponder can only be programmed once with your personal MMSI number, orders CAN NOT BE CANCELLED AND ARE NOT RETURNABLE after orders have been placed.

    How does the XB-8000 compare to the competition?

    • The XB-8000 AIS Transponder has a built-in WiFi router and a NMEA 2000® & 0183 gateway, and integrates AIS, GPS and NMEA information to see safety and navigation on your boat via tablet, mobile device or PC. Includes a powerful external GPS antenna and has a fast 5Hz GPS update rate
    • Features galvanically isolated (GI) ports that protect your transponder and marine equipment from high current damage
    • This is a great product for any boater needing a low power consumption, low profile Class B AIS transponder with WiFi, NMEA 2000 / 0183 and USB connections.


    • Anchor watch-When dropping anchor, activate the anchor watch from your smartphone, tablet or a wired switch. The XB-8000 monitors the GPS position and triggers the alarm if you drift outside a circular zone configured around your anchor position.
    • AIS Man Overboard (MOB) alarm-Automatically triggers an external alarm whenever an AIS MOB is detected. Silently and continuously on-watch for all your crew. Works with all AIS MOB devices from any manufacturer (not included).
    • Connect wirelessly to other devices using WiFi 802.11 b/g-Secure WiFi connection for up to five devices simultaneously.
    • Fully certified NMEA 2000-Ensures easy integration with any other NMEA 2000 equipment. You can confidently use the XB-8000 with any chart plotter by all the major manufacturers.
    • Translates and routes your NMEA instrument data over WiFi
    • Interact with a variety of standard applications on iPad and Android tablets-Remotely access AIS information on other applications via smart devices.
    • High performance AIS Transponder- The XB-8000 is an AIS transponder with two channel parallel receiver and transmitter. This highly sensitive transponder means greater range and increased safety. Connects to 12 or 24 volt power supply.
    • Very Low Power Consumption
    • Fully Waterproof- Rated IPx7 which means it is totally submersible to 1m for up to 30 mins!
    • USB Connection (waterproof and locking with optional cable)- The optional 5m (16') waterproof cable features a locking ring so it can't vibrate out of the back of the XB-8000.
    • GPS receiver- Built-in 50 channel GPS receiver (with WAAS/EGNOS). The external antenna can be pole mounted on standard 1" threaded tubing or mounted on a flat surface with the included base.
    • Silent Mode Control via iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, Mac or an external switch-Silent mode can be controlled by an external switch (not included) or via WiFi from your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Android phone or tablet.
    • Self Diagnosis Status Lights- Multi-color LED keeps you informed of operational status providing self diagnosis that shows warnings if AIS, GPS, or antenna are not functioning.

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    Click Here to See the Installation Guide for this Product

    Click Here for a Vesper Transponder Comparison

    Note: Vesper continually provides free updates for any upgrades or improvements made to their product, so you can be assured of the latest and greatest features.

    Documentation available at the following links:

    Scout PA-43 2-Way Antenna Rail Mount
    Item #: 261374
  • Type: Ratchet Rail Mount (18 mm and 30 mm Rails, includes 7/8 and 1")
  • Material: Chrome Brass, Standard 1"-14 Thread (Male)
  • Orientation: Vertical or Horizontal Rails
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    Shakespeare 4710 Antenna Mount
    Item #: 256349
  • Type: Straight Flange Mount with 2-3/4" Round Base and 1" Height
  • Material: Stainless Steel, with Standard 1" -14 Thread Fitting
  • Designed for Antennas up to 5 Feet High
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    Vesper Marine VHF / AIS Antenna Splitter
    Item #: 258471
  • Applications: All AIS Transponders and Receivers
  • Function: Enables AIS to Share a Single Antenna with VHF and AM/FM Radio
  • Power: 12 - 24 Volts DC, Includes Built-in Low Noise Amplifier
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    Vesper External smartAIS Alarm and Mute Switch Kit
    Item #: 261645
  • Applications: Optional Alarm for WatchMate XB-8000 smartAIS (Sold Separately)
  • Power: 12 / 24 Volt DC (Alarm and Switch)
  • Alerts Sent to Mobile Device and Audible External Alarm
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    Vesper Marine USB Cable
    Item #: 258469
  • Designed for WatchMate 850, XB-9000, XB-8000 Transponders
  • Includes (1) Fully Waterproof USB connector and (1) Standard USB Connector
  • Length: 16 Feet
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    Model #:
    Shakespeare Galaxy 5396-AIS Little Giant Antenna
    Item #: 256678
  • Type: Broadband VHF 3dB
  • Height: 4 Feet, Material: Commercial-Grade Fiberglass Construction
  • Includes 20 Feet of RG-8/X Cable and a PL-259 Connector
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    Vesper AIS / VHF Whip Antenna
    Item #: 259809
  • Length: 1 meter (3.33 feet), Material: Stainless Steel
  • Optimized 159 MHz center frequency for VHF Radio and AIS Transponder
  • Includes SO239 Socket & Mounting Bracket
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    Shakespeare Coaxial Cable Connector
    Item #: 254173
  • Type: Solder-on
  • Orientation: Male, Sold Individually
  • Function: Connects RG-8AU or RG-213 Coax Cable, Material: Gold-Plated Brass
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    Digital Yacht S1000 AIS Smart Search and Rescue Transponder (SART)
    Item #: 259803
  • Integrated (50) Channel GPS Offers a Very Fast Time to First Fix
  • Battery: Lithium, Easy to Change, Low Cost Replacement
  • Sends SART ACTIVE Safety Message Every 4 Minutes
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