About us

Established in 1979 in England, Vistar™ has been developing and supplying marine security, safety and intelligence technology solutions for customer around the world for more than 35 years.

Vistar Limited

Company Number: 02572868

Directors: Patrick Cohen and Apsley Advisors (UK) Limited (Investor Director)

Operations Manager: David Horn

Sales Manager: Brenda Chapman

Shareholders: Apsley Investors Limited

Company Milestones

2014 – New Directors including Alistair Kelman and Patrick Cohen. Launch of new Vistar digital marketing campaign.

2013 – Incorporation of Vistar Solutions and expansion of Vistar services and software.

December completion of company restructure including 100% acquisition of Vistar. Departure of previous directors and owners. Provision of finance by Apsley Investors. Relocation of Vistar to Hampshire, England.

2012 – December majority acquisition of Vistar Limited by Apsley Investors. Vistar Night Vision Limited dissolution and purchase of business by Vistar Limited.

2011 – Type Approval certification for 233 systems

2009 – Order for replacement of HM Customs & Excise systems

2005 – Type Approval certification for 223 systems (FR)

2002 – European Distributor for CMC Cincinnati

2002 – IEC 945 certification for 223 system

2000 – Strategic Alliance with Sperry Marine

1999 – ISO 9001 certification

1998 – Name changed to Vistar

1993 – Order for HM Customs & Excise

1990 – Order for US Navy Seals – Cyclone Patrol Boats

1988 – Delivered system to US Delta Force

1982 – Delivered First Hong Kong System

1979 – Formation of McLennan Marine Limited, predecessor to current Vistar.

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