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SAILOR VHF radios are designed to work in the harsh marine environment. Smart features include SAILOR Replay, which automatically stores the previous 240 seconds of communication for recall at the touch of a button - ideal if you missed specific instructions from a call. Feature-rich and rugged, SAILOR VHFs range from a standard workhorse radio through to DSC, GMDSS and ATEX. read more

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There’s a SAILOR VHF for use on ships of all size and type, oil and gas platforms, offshore vessels and tankers, survival craft, fishing vessels, super yachts and leisure boats. All are designed to comply with the strict and specific standards in each of these sectors.



The SAILOR 6210 VHF and 6215 VHF radios from Cobham SATCOM are specially designed and developed for the Fishing and Work Boat segments, offering all the strong features and performance expected from a SAILOR VHF, including:

  • Full waterproof to IPx8 and IPx6 rating
  • Replay
  • Easy to read display with red backlight and dimming
  • High quality, powerful 8W loudspeaker
  • Up to 2 hand microphones/handsets and 2 control speaker mics
  • Detachable hand microphones for rear and front connection
  • Loud hailer with talk-back and foghorn functionality
  • DW, Tri-watch and scanning





Latest generation of SAILOR VHF, fully waterproof with Simplex operation, DSC Class-D and revolutionary features. Designed for easy of use, includes a play-back function, loudhailer function and channel tri-watch scanning. Rugged, sturdy design, with large tactile buttons and bright display for easy operation.

Consists of:
– Transceiver Unit, DSC Class D
– SAILOR 6202 Hand Microphone
– U-Bracket
– Flush Mounting Kit
– Operators Manual
– Sunscreen

Features & Benefits

  • Full waterproof to IPx8 (submersible) and IPx6 (spray) all over for open deck installations
  • DSC Class-D for leisure boats
  • Large easy-to-read display with red back-light and dimming
  • High quality, powerful 8W loudspeaker for clear audio
  • Up to 2 additional hand microphones/handsets or control speaker microphones for remote control
  • Detachable hand microphones – front and rear
  • Replay function to play back the last message received
  • Dual and Tri-watch function to monitor two or three priority channels
  • Scanning for monitoring other channels
  • Loudhailer (30W) with talk-back and foghorn functionality
  • Simplex and Semi-duplex operation
  • Large tactile buttons for comfortable operation
  • Tactile knobs for volume and squelch for intuitive handling
  • 25 to 1 watt switch button for local operations
  • Flexible installations with bracket and/or flush mounting
  • Alarm mute function



Take decades of experience as a professional maritime VHF pioneer and combine with the world renowned SAILOR build quality and DSC. The result? The feature rich, rugged and waterproof Thrane & Thrane SAILOR 6216 VHF DSC Class D.

Safety and efficiency at sea depend on superior communication, so professionals have for decades chosen SAILOR VHF. Now, the proven performance and unrivalled solid build quality that makes SAILOR the VHF choice for the discerning user have been passed on to the next generation, the SAILOR 6216 VHF DSC Class D.

With competitive value, introduced to ensure availability to all professional vessels, the SAILOR 6216 VHF DSC Class D still retain the same premium, rugged feel of previous generations, but with improvements across the board. Designed with ease-of-use in mind, the SAILOR 6216 VHF belong at the helm of any vessel crewed by professionals.

The Professionals Choice

Waterproof to IPx8 and IPx6, you will experience the SAILOR resilience and ability to perform in any conditions with SAILOR 6216 VHF DSC Class D, at a highly competitive price point.

Premium, rugged quality for less, regardless of location thanks to FCC approval or your vessel type: Enjoy reliable DSC communications out on deck or at the helm in US and Canadian waters.

Safety Focused

From safety alerts using the robust DISTRESS button and direct dial calling, to GPS integration and safety messages, SAILOR 6216 VHF DSC Class D FCC offers a wealth of improved safety features for North American users.

DSC not only features sophisticated safety functionality, it also enhances operational communications and convenience so you can get on with the job at hand.

Feature Rich

SAILOR 6216 VHF DSC Class D FCC features excellent audio from the built in 6kw speaker in addition to Dual Watch, Tri Watch and Scanning, loudhailer with talk-back and foghorn functionality.

Whether hailing your team or communicating with passing vessels or the Coast Guard, make your job easier and safer through better internal and external communication.

A Simple Operation

A large display with red backlight to protect your night vision makes navigating the intuitive menus using robust buttons and wheelknobs a simple operation.

Reduce stress for enhanced safety. Concentrate on your job with easy access to the advanced SAILOR 6216 VHF DSC Class D FCC functionality and high performance communication.

Play it again

SAILOR 6216 VHF DSC Class D FCC features the pioneering SAILOR Replay function, which records the latest incoming messages, making them available for easy playback.

Clarify messages to improve vessel safety and operation by ensuring that messages are not lost, ignored or misunderstood, if the user was occupied in other operations.

Expand and Upgrade

Installation and operational flexibility is vital. Add external loudspeakers, handsets or hand microphones using front or back interfaces with ease.

Expand your communication options with accessories built to the famous SAILOR high standards, so you can rely on them, inside or outside, even in the harshest conditions.

Included in system

  • Transceiver Unit (SAILOR 6216 VHF DSC Class D – FCC)
  • SAILOR 6202 Hand Microphone with spiral cable
  • User and installation maual
  • Installation guide
  • Mounting bracket with two wheel knobs
  • Connectors for cables
  • Power cable, fittings and fuses
  • Sun Screen (click on) for front plate protection
  • Kit for flush mount installation, including gasket


The SAILOR 6248 VHF is designed for all maritime work environments. In addition to the standard international maritime HF channels, it also includes special channel tables for USA, Canada and BI (For inland Waterways) incl. ATIS and ATIS ‘killer’, and as standard up to 100 private channels (P/F/L)


The Professionals Standards

Designed and built to meet the non-class VHF needs of professional mariners, RT-6248 VHF is also rated waterproof to IPx6 and IPx8.

With SAILOR quality, it can be relied upon in the most extreme conditions and because it is waterproof without modification, it can be used on open workboats or outside deck areas.

A Clear View

The advanced 3.2″ QVA display ensures a clear view. Text can be displayed as white on black or black on white, for optimal daylight viewing, whilst the red backlight protects night vision.

Day or night, users feel less-stressed because operating the intuitive menu structure via the clear screen, large tactile buttons and wheelknobs is easy.

Play it again

SAILOR 6248 VHF features the pioneering SAILOR Replay function, which records the latest incoming messages, making them available for easy playback.

Clarify messages to improve vessel safety and operation by ensuring that messages are not lost, ignored or misunderstood, if the user was occupied in other operations.

All Environments

In addition to the standard international maritime VHF channels and 100 private channels, all relevant channel tables are included.

International, US (inc. WX), Canadian and BI (inc. ATIS and ATIS ‘Killer’) channel tables are built-in, making SAILOR 6248 VHF suitable for all maritime environments.

Efficient Communication

As part of the SAILOR 6000 Series, SAILOR 6248 VHF Class A features ThraneLINK, a unique new system that enables efficient communication within the network.

Engineers can access a vessel’s network from a single point for lower maintenance and lifetime costs. The system also identifies new products in a network, making installation easier.





Dimensions: 19.1cm x 10.7cm x 13.2cm
Weight: < 1.5kg
Operating Temperature: -25°C to +55°C
IP Rating: IPX6 & IPX8
External Antenna: no


Input Voltage: 10-12V DC nominal


Data: no

Call features

Voice: yes

Product Interfaces

Loud hailer functionality with talk-back 30W


  • Weight SAILOR 6210/6215 transceiver unit, approx.< 1.2kg, transceiver unit incl. Hand Microphone and mounting bracket, approx.< 1,5kg
  • Operational Temperature Range -25°C to 55°C
  • Storage Temperature Range -40°C to 80°C
  • Power Supply 12VDC Nominal (10,8– 15,6VDC)
  • Frequency Range TX 156,000-161,450, RX 156,000-163.425 MHz
  • Channel Spacing 12,5kHz and 25kHz
  • All international maritime channels
  • Receiver Sensitivity < -119dBm Typically @ 20dB SINAD CCITT Weighted
  • Antenna Connector UHF Plug PL259. 50 Ohm Antenna
  • 1-antenna operation for both VHF and DSC communication
  • Built in DSC Class D
  • DSC address book
  • Replay
  • Dual watch, Tri-watch and scanning
  • High/Low (25/1 Watt) transmit modes
  • Large display
  • Red back-light
  • Display dimming
  • Powerful loudspeaker (Distortion <5%) 8W
  • Tactile buttons and wheel-knobs
  • Alert mute button
  • Channels:
    • International channels
    • US channels (incl. WX)
    • Canadian
    • BI channels
    • ATIS and ATIS Killer
    • Private channels 60
  • Interface:
    • Loud hailer functionality with talk-back 30W
    • Foghorn functionality 30W
    • 2 extra handsets, Hand Microphones or Control Speaker Microphones – Detachable front and rear connection
    • External loudspeaker 6W
  • Installation Bracket and flush mounting installation
  • Waterproof rating all over including Hand IPx8 & IPx6
  • Microphones and Control Speaker Microphones
  • Approval R&TTE

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