Shakespeare Marine launches dorsal fin antenna

Marine antenna designer, Shakespeare Marine, will unveil its 5912-DORSAL antenna, at this year’s European commercial marine exhibition, Seawork, in Southampton, UK.

Designed in collaboration with UK distributor, SMG Distribution, the 5912-DORSAL antenna has been designed for short-range applications onboard smaller boats. According to Shakespeare, the unique fin-shape removes the chance of the antenna getting snagged, whilst the durable outer material ensures a longer lifespan, particularly within harsh environments.

With a small profile, the antenna has achieved impressive ranges of ten miles at 25 watts (W) or up to four miles with 1W, the company says.

Dave Manasseh, European sales manager for Shakespeare Marine, says: “We are very excited to be showing the 5912-DORSAL for the first time. Created purposely for small-scale boats, it prevents snagging and is extremely easy to install. We are confident this new antenna will be well received by the industry and look forward to receiving feedback at the show.”


In addition to the new antenna launch, Shakespeare Marine will be showcasing its award-winning emergency inflatable Galaxy-INFL8 antenna. The rapidly deployable antenna supplies wireless communication and signal using a unique splice connector.

The Galaxy-INFL8 has been designed with multiple features to enhance users’ safety at sea, including contrasting colours to allow it to be seen day and night and built-in reflective strips for extra visibility. The antenna is mounted with hook and loop straps, allowing for quick installation in any weather. Shakespeare notes that thanks to its inflatable design and manual valve, it is reusable, so it can be deflated and stowed away safely until needed.

To complete the collection of on-stand products will be the brand’s 6187 mount.

Now in its 23rd year, Seawork is Europe’s largest commercial marine exhibition in the workboat markets, and will be held at the Mayflower Park venue in Southampton.

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