The popular Ocean Signal rescueME MOB1 has picked up another award after it was voted as the winner in the ‘Gear Innovation’ category of the Sailing Today Awards 2017.
Announced on the opening day of this year’s TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show, the latest accolade adds to a DAME nomination, Pittman Innovation and Fisheries Supply award.
The Sailing Today Awards recognise the best the marine industry and the cruising world have to offer across 12 categories. In the weeks leading up to Southampton Boat Show, voters selected the Ocean Signal device as their favourite from a short-list of leading marine products in the category of Gear Innovation in association with Kingfisher Yacht Ropes.
James Hewitt, Ocean Signal’s Sales and Marketing Manager, said: “We are delighted that the readers of Sailing Today voted for the rescueME MOB1 next to the other exceptional products in this category. It is always good to know that people appreciate and understand the importance of our products in helping to ensure their safety out on the water.”
The rescueME MOB1 incorporates both AIS and DSC technologies within the most compact product on the market to ensure the best chance of rapid rescue for someone who has fallen overboard.
The device provides two methods of communicating the location of a person in the water back to the boat and other nearby vessels, plus visual indication. Once the MOB1 is activated, it transmits an alert to all AIS receivers and AIS-enabled plotters in the vicinity. Secondly, the MOB1 will activate the DSC alarm on the vessel’s VHF radio to alert fellow crew members. The integrated strobe light with moulded lens ensures the survivor is easily spotted in poor light conditions.
Measuring just 134mm (height) by 38mm (width) by 27mm (depth) and weighing 90g, the MOB1 has been designed to integrate easily into most lifejackets ready for automatic activation on inflation and sending the first alert within 15 seconds. The device can be pre-armed quickly and the activation tape then connected and placed around the deflated bladder of the life jacket. Operating within a temperature range of -20C and +55C, the rescueME MOB1 has a comprehensive self-test facility and a 7-year battery life.
Priced at £209, the rescueME MOB1 is available at Southampton Boat Show on the Ocean Safety (J272), Cactus (J417), Force 4 (B017/J227) and Marine Super Store (F006) stands.