By the Editors of Power & Motoryacht
Man overboard! It’s an infrequent but totally scary occurrence, especially if it takes place at night. The McMurdo Smartfind S20 Survivor Recovery System (www.mcmurdomarine.com) radically reduces many of the uncertainties, however. The unit is essentially a personal Automatic Identification System (AIS) device you attach to your life jacket or otherwise carry with you. When activated, it sends alert messages, GPS positions, and a special identity code to AIS receivers within an approximate 4-mile radius. A flashing LED light aids location at night.