Our Recommended Safety Products

With boater safety becoming increasingly important, we at PYS want to ensure that your boat is well equipped for whatever may come your way. This list contains a variety of safety related products, ranging from night vision electronics to personal AIS devices.


Standard Horizon Matrix AIS VHF

PROs:

  • 80dB commercial grade DSC radio
  • Built-in dual channel AIS receivers
  • Requires only one VHF antenna

CONs:

  • Some AIS/DSC features require GPS input
  • Units AIS display limited to 10 targets
  • Larger than most standard VHF only radios

Standard Horizon HX851 Hand Held VHF with GPS

PROs:

  • 6 Watt DSC radio
  • Floating submersible radio (IP-X7)
  • Water activated SOS strobe light

CONs:

  • Screen on the small side for waypoint navigation
  • NMEA 0183 only available when attached to base unit

Iridium Extreme Satellite Phone

PROs:

  • Dust proof, shock resistant and jet-water resistant
  • Includes a speakerphone and wind-resistant microphone
  • Can be integrated with various online portals that can be bought separately

CONs:

  • Is not specifically a marine device and has no MOB feature

Kannad Safelink R10 SRS Personal AIS

PROs:

  • Viewable from ships AIS plotter
  • Seven year battery storage life
  • Transmits all location info as personal GPS

CONs:

  • Not fully automatic
  • Only has a four mile range

Garmin GDL 40 Weather Receiver

PROs:

  • Live weather radar and forecasts
  • Wide coverage area
  • Pay-as-you-go option

CONs:

  • Costly when activated daily
  • Not available for European boaters

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