MOB SAVER

Yachting - - INSIGHTS -

While no elec­tronic man-over­board so­lu­tion is as safe as car­ry­ing a per­sonal lo­ca­tor bea­con and an AIS bea­con, some boaters pre­fer less pocket heft. Weems & Plath’s CrewWatcher ($89) re­lies on a com­pact crewmem­ber-car­ried bea­con and an app that plays nicely with most smart­phones and tablets. Should a crewmem­ber fall over­board, the app de­tects that the bea­con has skipped its ge­ofence and trig­gers an alarm. The app then pro­vides po­si­tion in­for­ma­tion on where — and at what time — the MOB in­ci­dent un­furled, as well as a vir­tual com­pass that helps res­cuers find their mate. Weems & Plath, weems-plath.com

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