Vesper WatchMate XB-6000 AIS Class B


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

Model: 010-02819-00

  • Fully Water Proof
  • Self Diagnosis Status Lights
  • USB Connection (waterproof and locking with optional cable)
  • Ultra-low power consumption
  • Positive Identification
  • Silent Mode Control via PC, Mac or an external switch
  • Firmware Updates

XB-6000 Class B transponder sends AIS signals, making your vessel always visible to others with AIS equipment. It receives AIS signals from AIS equipped vessels, Aids to Navigation and portable man overboard devices and is always watching.

Translates NMEA 2000 navigation data and routes it along with AIS and GPS data over USB to computers or NMEA 0183 to MFDs and chart plotters

A built-in 50 channel GPS receiver with a fast 5Hz GPS update rate enables higher resolution and smoother tracking on your plotter or MFD.

The XB-6000 has its own internal GPS antenna and a powerful external GPS antenna is included if it needs to be mounted where there is no clear view of the sky. The GPS is so powerful, it can be used as a GPS source for the entire NMEA 2000 network.


Size 200mm wide x 130mm high x 60mm depth (7 7/8in x 5 1/8in x 2 3/8in)
Environmental Waterproof (IP67: submersible to 1m for 30 mins)
Operating temperature -25°C to +55°C (-13°F to 131°F)
Power supply 10-32 VDC, 2.5W nominal
Number of receivers 2 AIS, 1 DSC (timeshared)
Receive sensitivity -113 dBm (<20% PER)
Number of transmitters 1 AIS
Transmit power output Transmit power output
GPS 50 channel with internal antenna. Supports WAAS and EGNOS. Also includes external antenna
GPS navigation rate Selectable 1Hz or 5Hz with magnetic variation included in output
Selectable 1Hz or 5Hz with magnetic variation included in output -159dBm tracking & navigation
GPS accuracy Position 2.5m CEP, SBAS 2.0m CEP
VHF antenna required 50 ohm, max 2:1 VSWR @ 162MHz, PL259 connector
Serial data 1 fully isolated USB port (mini), 1 isolated NMEA 0183 input (RS422 4800/38400 baud) 1 NMEA 0183 output (RS422 4800/38400 baud)
Connectivity NMEA 2000, NMEA 0183, USB
NMEA 2000 NMEA 2000 certified. LEN 2. Micro-C male connector.
Protocols IEC 61162-1, NMEA 0183, NMEA 0183 HS
Approvals BSH, BABT, CE, US Coast Guard, US FCC, Industry Canada
Warranty Two year world-wide warranty

What’s in the Box:

  • WatchMate XB-6000
  • GPS antenna with 10m (33′) cable
  • Installation Guide
  • 2m (6.5′) Power/data cable
  • 1m (3′) USB cable

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs