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High Performance Antenna - AIS Only

An antenna dedicated for AIS! Always on. Always visible. Always watching. AIS tuned 1.0m stainless steel antenna for masthead or other similar installations.

Has SO-239 socket and mounting L-bracket. Perfect for installations where the lowest possible windage is a requirement.

Although referred to as a masthead antenna, it is also suitable for mounting anywhere the L-bracket suits the location. Example mounting locations are along side solar panels, bimini side, on an arch, above a radar or at the upper edge of a cabin top.

A detachable cable makes installation and maintenance easier and allows for any length cable to be used. It easily mounts on a mast but is also suitable for mounting almost anywhere with it's included 316 stainless steel L-bracket.


  • Specially designed 1.0m (3ft) 316 stainless steel antenna
  • Easily replaceable stainless steel whip if it gets lost or damaged
  • Optimized for AIS
  • Includes SO239 socket and 316 stainless steel mounting bracket
  • Perfect for masthead or installations where the L-bracket suits
  • Easily adapted to most any installation configuration
  • Detachable cable allows for any length to be used

Note: The VA162 is a dedicated AIS antenna. If the installation requires sharing one antenna between the VHF radio and the AIS transponder using a Vesper Marine SP160 Antenna Splitter, use the VA159 Antenna specifically designed for sharing with a VHF radio. If sharing one antenna, use VA159 Antenna and SP160 Antenna Splitter.

WarningWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to