McMurdo SmartFind M5 AIS Class A Transponder

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McMurdo SmartFind M5 AIS Class A Transponder

McMurdo SmartFind M5 AIS Class A Transponder

$2,499; www.mcmurdomarine.com

● The McMurdo SmartFind M5 AIS Class A is a transponder that provides name and navigation data from other vessels and can be integrated with a variety of chartplotters and networked systems, including a PC system using the PC AIS viewer included with the unit.

● McMurdo touts this system as flexible and easy to install, and the unit incorporates features such as man overboard and search-and-rescue transponder. An on-screen indicator and internal buzzer sound when AIS SART and MOB signals are received.

● While the unit can depict AIS targets in a radar view and on networked chartplotters, it also offers an embedded coastline map that plots AIS targets in a chart view on its dedicated screen.

Benefit Analysis: Get on the grid with a full-featured AIS that keeps you informed about the boats around you, and you’ll be safer at sea and be able to help more easily in emergencies.

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This article originally appeared in the August 2016 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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