If money were no object…
There are very few things on our electronics want list right now. One of the things that is at the top of that short list though is some form of AIS system. The question is not whether we get AIS or not but rather, do we go receive only, or transmit and receive?
I have had very good experience with both of the following.
In the receive only category, I like the Standard Horizon GX2200B AIS/GPS VHF radio. We have its predecessor installed on ZTC.
As far as transceivers go, I like the Vesper XB-8000 w/Built-In WiFi. We put that on the Leopard.
If money were no object I would go with the Vesper unit. Unfortunately, it would also require an Ais Antenna Splitter, bringing the total investment for a transceiver to about three times the cost of a proven receive-only system.