Two factors inspired us to establish Vesper Marine in 2007

We had just completed seven years of ocean cruising on board our yacht Vesper – an experience that every day underlined the importance of collision avoidance. And we shared a background in high-tech product design. Combining our understanding of marine safety with a passion for harnessing new technologies was the natural next-step for our lives.

Joining us to bring together and lead the engineering team was Carl Omundsen, an incredibly creative and talented electronics designer and enthusiastic sailor. Vesper Marine was born.

Since then Vesper Marine has grown steadily, as the world’s boat owners recognized the quality, innovative features and user-friendliness of our products. We remain a privately-held company, however in 2010 new shareholders joined us. One of these is the New Zealand government’s Venture Investment Fund (www.nzvif.com). Support from our new shareholders has put us on an accelerated growth path that is allowing us to develop new markets and pursue exciting product development initiatives.