CrewWatcher Man Overboard Beacon

The fastest way to rescue your man overboard.

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The system works like a virtual lifeline and is made up of two components: a smartphone application and a small beacon that can be comfortably worn by each crew.Weems & Plath

We believe that personal safety equipment is essential for any team. The Crew Watcher device and app makes peace of mind more conventional and essential than ever. The app based system means never losing focus worrying about the safety of your teammates. The CrewWatcher is a high tech virtual lifeline, registering the point of loss and live location. Connect up to 5 beacons to your smart device with an easy set-up process, and that device will constantly monitor crew to make sure they are safe. If for any reason a crew member were to unexpectedly go overboard within a 400-foot range of the smart device, the CrewWatcher beacon will activate as soon as water is sensed, the only product on the market to do so, and trigger the Man Overboard alarm within 3 seconds. The CrewWatcher is hard to trigger on accident, the device is capable of distinguishing between waves or rain and a legitimate MOB event.

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One smart device watches up to 5 crew members, including children, pets, and towed dinghy or bilge. The device shows crew overboard bearing, distance & lat/long coordinates at point of lossWeems & Plath

Once the MOB alarm is triggered, it gets increasingly pressing with each second that passes, even if your device was on silent. In addition to an alarm, your phone or tablet will vibrate and flash its camera strobe light. After an alarm is confirmed, the app then guides the user back to the MOB’s locations, requiring zero input. The screen simply displays an on-screen vessel image and the icon moves relative to your boat, steer it dead ahead and the green icon will increase in size as you approach the victim. There’s no map reading involved. The CrewWatcher has been tested to perfrom 30x faster than an AIS beacon and is small enough to fit anywhere on a sailor’s gear. The CrewWatcher boasts an incredible battery life, lasting more than three years even with regular use. At just 89.99, with no subscriptions fees and the app included, you can’t put a better price on peace of mind and safety, especially when offshore.