Fishing & Boating News

Man-Overboard Transmitter Becomes the New Standard

by: Martin Flory Group,

Photo by Martin Flory Group
(Jan 13, 2017 - Seattle, WA)

Emerald Marine Products announces the release of the ALERT418™ Man-Overboard Transmitter. Made in the USA, the enhanced unit is based on the company's proven ALERT2 Transmitter, and is compatible with its MOB alarm system receiver and portable direction finder.


Designed for working mariners, the ALERT418 Man-Overboard Transmitter is smaller and lighter than its predecessor: only 4.25" L x 1.5" W x 1" D and 3.6 oz. For normal working conditions, it's worn attached to a PFD. A Spray Tight Pouch is available for wet environments.


The new transmitter features six integrated flashing LED lights for increased visibility in low light situations. For easy annual maintenance, the durable unit utilizes a pair of readily available CR123 lithium batteries. A red LED flashes when power is low.


When it's immersed in water, the reliable ALERT418 Man-Overboard Transmitter automatically sends a signal to the receiver. There's no delay, as with AIS, so crew are instantly notified and can initiate an immediate man overboard rescue. The system can also set a waypoint or other digital action, and can be wired to kill the engine(s), making it ideal for solo fishermen.


Emerald Marine Products' ALERT418 Man-Overboard Transmitter with PFD clip is $289.00 and $299.99 with a spray tight pouch.


Contact Emerald Marine Products, 6206 1st Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107. 800-426-4201. info@emeraldmarineproducts.com; www.emeraldmarineproducts.com.