All about Safety

There are many different products the market offers to keep your vessels safe at sea. Here are some to look into. 


Maretron SMS100

PROs:

  • • Programmable alerts (alarms or warnings)
  • Six band GSM modem
  • Easily interchangeable mini-SIM card

CONs:

  • Only works with Maretron devices

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

Garmin AIS 600 Transceiver

PROs:

  • Cables/software included
  • NMEA 0183 and 2000 compliant
  • Passive splitter eliminates need for 2 VHF antennas

CONs:

  • Does not integrate well with other brand MFDs
  • Almost double the cost of competitors brands

Siren Sprite

PROs:

  • Rugged build allows for mounting directly onto the block of your outboard motor
  • Kill function allows owner to remotely shut down boat if stolen
  • No third party monitoring service or fees

CONs:

  • Very reliant on cell phone networks that can lead to issues if network goes down

Raymarine SR6 SIRIUS Weather Receiver

PROs:

  • Compatible with most Raymarine MFDs
  • Customizable alerts on SIRIUS radio for when favourite artists are playing
  • 130 SIRIUS satellite radio channels available

CONs:

  • Marine antenna must be purchased separately

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