VHF / AIS
Offering the ability to immediately contact nearby boats, send out distress calls and automatically communicate position when a man overboard key is pressed, VHF radios are one of the most important safety products available on the water. The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is just as indispensible for anglers who fish in and around shipping channels. Use of AIS is mandatory for most commercial vessels. It allows boats with the technology to see other AIS equipped boats on their chartplotters and gather information on whether they pose a collision threat, determine a course for safe passage, or communicate with the vessel over VHF to discuss safe crossing and keep out of harm’s way.