From a selection of the latest kit in Yachting Monthly’s New Gear pages
Whether you have to add a dedicated AIS antenna, a second VHF antenna, or a VHF splitter to enable the use of your existing VHF aerial, when fitting AIS, the costs quickly mount up.
Along with other manufactures, Raymarine now offers an all-in-one solution which contains a Class B AIS transponder and integrated VHF splitter, all in one easy-to-fit box.
The AIS700 can connect to Seatalk NG, NMEA 0183 and 2000 networks and output to USB via a micro B USB cable but not Wi-Fi.
The Raymarine AIS700 costs £829 and is available from www.raymarine.com
From Yachting Monthly’s New Gear pages April 2018