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Smartfind S20

15+ Ways to Share the Gift of Boating

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 ( 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.