The SkyMate Vessel Monitoring System is designed for commercial fishermen with NOAA tracking requirements. Of all the VMS providers, SkyMate offers the most affordable VMS system that also includes sea surface temperatures, weather forecasts, fish prices, email, and other value-added services that can help you run your fishing business.
New! SkyMate I1500 VMS Package
SkyMate I1500 has been type approved across all regions.
Lowest Power Consumption
Lowest Cost of Service
Lowest Installation Cost
Position Specify Sends automated position reports to NOAA and anyone else you specify when you specify. The reports are sent by email and include easy to read full color charts.
Weather Get real time forecasts with color NEXRAD radar images or 24 hour NOAA charts when you want. Plus, receive text forecasts and 7 day projections with wave height, wind speed and direction, and buoy reports.
Fish Prices Fish prices from the Fulton Fish Market in NY or the New England Auction in Boston can be obtained daily.
Email Keep in touch with family and friends while at sea. Send and receive info important to your business such as current fish prices or catch reports.
SkyMate offers you the flexibility to change your service plan month-to-month based on your fishing activity. *
Send or receive 50,000 characters per month for just $73.99. Additional data costs only $1.40 per 1000 characters.
Send or receive 20,000 characters per month for just $38.99. Additional data costs only $1.90 per 1000 characters.
Send or receive 8,000 characters per month for just $21.99. Additional data costs only $2.25 per 1000 characters.
SkyMate suggests the following plans based on your reporting requirements. Each position report equals 20 characters.
When you're not using your boat for at least 3 months, pay just $6.99 a month to maintain your account and continue enjoying access to your online mailbox.
|Reporting Interval||Reports Per Day||Characters/Month||Lowest Cost Plan||Lowest Plan with Messaging|
|Every 30 Minutes||48||28,800||Gold||Platinum|
*$149 one time fee charged upon activation.
**Free service is up to the Gold Plan.