Shakespeare Marine announce world’s first inflatable emergency VHF Antenna has been shortlisted for the DAME – Design Award 2018

By | October 19, 2018

METSTRADE 2018 | 13-15 November 2018 | Stand 02.407

Shakespeare® Marine, world leader in marine antenna design, announces it is launching the world’s first inflatable emergency VHF antenna at METSTRADE 2018.

The GALAXY-INFL8 can be rapidly deployed via an embedded canister or manual tube and inflates to 1.6 meters to offer a full 3dB high visibility unit and a range of up to three times greater than any existing helical emergency antenna. The GALAXY-INFL8 is also supplied with a bespoke splice connector, enabling fast and efficient connection to existing radio cables, which further improves the radio transmission range – another industry first.

European Sales Manager at Shakespeare® Marine, Dave Manasseh, comments: “In the past, emergency antenna have sacrificed length and range to be stowed easily. We wanted to change that. The GALAXY-INFL8 is the culmination of years of hard work from our engineering and design specialists to produce a full 3dB emergency antenna that is 1.6m in length and can be stored in a 250mm space. It’s a game-changer for emergency communications that we are proud to introduce to the industry in November at METSTRADE 2018.”


Established in 1897, Shakespeare® Marine is a global antenna brand with a reputation for superior quality. Find out more on the website,