Introduction into Marine Radios

One of the most important tools in a marine environment is a communications device, with the ability to call for help or to coordinate manoeuvres paramount to the successful and safe operation of any maritime vessel. With every Coast Guard across the world monitoring the same VHF Radio channel, it’s vital for any seagoing vessel to be in a position to communicate, not only to call for help but also possibly to assist with any distress calls. When minutes matter, the importance of a reliable Marine Radio solution can never be underestimated.

Two-way Marine Radios

ICOM are at the forefront of the Marine Radio market, and a leading supplier of cutting-edge technology, facilitating users with feature-rich and ruggedly constructed radios for incredible durability in the harshest environments. See examples of their product range below, please contact us for any additional information you may require.

Selected Available Radios

Icom IC-M37E

The IC-M37E is a buoyant marine VHF handheld and comes with 6 watts of output power for extended communications range. This radio has a great simple design that is comfortable to hold, simple to operate and easy to read. A perfect marine VHF radio for leisure and commercial users alike. The IC-M37E provides a powerful 6 W of transmit output power making it well-suited for long-distance communication. The powerful 700 mW audio output provides clear communication even in noisy environments.

The IC-M37E is a perfect size offering large keys and easy-to-grip design. Mariners will appreciate the big LCD that quickly shows channel numbers and status icons. This radio is rugged enough for commercial use yet is suited to leisure users too, making it an ideal choice for clubs, individuals and commercial users alike. The IC-M37E features a useful Channel History Function. This feature stores the last five channels used for easy recall at the press of a single key which is very handy for any voyage.

 External speaker-mic connection
• 700mW audio output
• Low battery alert function
• Dual/Tri-Watch function
• Tag scan and favourite channel functions
• Favourite Channel function
• Instant access to channel 16 or programmable call channel.

Icom IC-M37e

Icom IC-M506EURO

The IC-M506GE is packed full of features including integrated AIS receiver and GPS receiver built-in, NMEA2000 connectivity, ‘Last Call’ voice recording function, ‘Active Noise Cancelling’ technology plus Icom’s new intuitive menu-driven user interface and large dot matrix display making it really easy to use. With an integrated AIS receiver, the IC-M506GE can show real-time AIS vessel traffic information on the display. The AIS target call function allows you to easily set up a DSC individual call. The Plotter, Target list and Danger list can be toggled on the display.

• Simple remote control speaker-microphone, HM-205B/RB
• 15W audio output power (with external speaker)
• AquaQuake™ draining function
• Optional voice scrambler, UT-112 for private conversation
• MA-500TR AIS transponder and MarineCommander™ compatible

Icom IC-M506E

Icom IC-M330GE

The IC-M330GE is one of the smallest fixed VHF/DSC radios in the world. The IC-M330GE’s front face is so compact that it matches the size of a modern smartphone. However, despite its small size, the IC-M330GE has all the hallmarks of Icom’s stylish design, ease of use and performance. The compact IC-M330GE measures only 156.5 (W) × 66.5 (H) ×110.1 (D) mm, making it 35% smaller than previous IC-M323G/423G models (see comparison on the right.) This makes it ideal for a cockpit where space is limited.

• IPX7 waterproof (1 m depth of water for 30 minutes)
• AquaQuake™ prevents audio degradation from a water-logged speaker
• Dual/tri-watch function for monitoring CH16 and/or call channel
• Priority scan function
• Display and keypad backlighting
• External speaker connection
• 3-digit or 4-digit channel display selectable

Icom IC-M330GE


  • Buoyant VHF Transceiver – only 220g
  • Float and Flash when dropped in water
  • Slim and Easy to use
  • Up to 11 hours battery life
  • USB Charging
  • Powerful 550mW Audio Speaker
  • Instant Channel 16 Access
  • AquaQuake Water Draining
ICOM IC M25EURO Marine Radio


  • Professional VHF Marine Transceiver
  • IPX8 – ICOM’s best waterproof protection
  • 700mW Audio Output
  • 6W RF Power output
  • Ergonomic hourglass design
  • AquaQuake Water Draining
IC-M73EURO Marine Radio

ICOM Regatta Pack

  • 6x ICOM IC-M73EURO with built in charging
  • Robust, waterproof PELI-CASE
  • Fast Deployment for safety crews
ICOM Regatta Pack Marine


  • Inbuilt DSC Receiver and internal GPS/GNSS
  • 2.3 Inch LCD Display
  • Slimline Buoyant Radio with Float and Flash
  • Active Noise Cancellation
  • Intuitive User Interface
  • Up to 9 hours of battery life

IC-GM1600E GMDSS Survival Craft Radio

  • Meets strict environmental requirements for GMDSS survival craft radio
  • IC-GM1600E is designed to meet Wheel Mark MED certification
  • High capacity BP234 Lithium battery pack
  • One touch access to Channel 16 and programmable call channel
  • Large keypad for positive button action for easy operation whilst wearing gloves
  • Easy to operate even for unskilled operators
IC GM1600E GMDSS Survival Craft Radio