EPIRB vs Sat Phone

EPIRB vs Sat Phone

I’ll start this article off with a recent maritime rescue that occurred in one of the world’s most remote places. William had sailed past Point Nemo just a few days before, the remotest point from any emerging land on our planet. He was closer to Antarctica than to South America where he was headed in…

ACR GlobalFix V5 AIS EPIRB Review

ACR GlobalFix V5 AIS EPIRB Review

Having recently had my hands on the ACR GlobalFix V5, I’ve gathered my thoughts from this firsthand experience with the unit. We collectively have nearly 50 years of maritime experience here at Sailing Savvy. In this detailed breakdown, you’ll gain insight into the robust features and groundbreaking technology embedded within one of the best EPIRBs currently on…

EPIRB with GPS

EPIRB with GPS

The integration of GPS into EPIRB technology ensures that the beacon’s signal includes accurate coordinates, giving rescuers the vital information they need to find you quickly. This becomes particularly important when you are out of range of conventional radio frequencies or if adverse weather conditions impact visibility and communication. For any mariner voyaging into open…

McMurdo SmartFind G8 AIS EPIRB Review

McMurdo SmartFind G8 AIS EPIRB Review

In this detailed breakdown, you’ll gain insight into the robust features and groundbreaking technology embedded within one of the best EPIRBs currently on the market. We have nearly 50 years of maritime experience here at Sailing Savvy and can confidently say that the McMurdo G8 AIS EPIRB, is a device designed to reduce drastically SAR…

EPIRB with AIS Integration

EPIRB with AIS Integration

The technological advancements in the newest EPIRB models have integrated AIS to complement the standard 406 MHz satellite signal with local AIS transmissions. This dual signaling increases your chances of being promptly found and rescued. It is the ultimate beacon for mariners, ensuring accelerated rescue by drawing a digital ‘X marks the spot’ for search…

Gill OS1 vs OS2

Gill OS1 vs OS2

Gill has long been a trusted name in sailing apparel, delivering products designed to endure the rigors of the marine environment.  The OS1 series is often celebrated for its robust construction and suitability for extreme conditions, as Louis Burton attested during the 2020-2021 Vendée Globe. When selecting the top gear for offshore sailing, your choice…

Survival Suit Features

Survival Suit Features

Survival suits are characterized by their ability to maintain body heat and stave off hypothermia, a key feature highlighted by their waterproof and insulated materials.  Equipped with accessories like built-in gloves, booties, and sometimes hoods, these suits are constructed to shield every part of your body from the cold. Additionally, they are often brightly colored…

Survival Suit Types

Survival Suit Types

Designed primarily for safety and survival in maritime environments, survival suits exhibit a wide range of functions and forms to accommodate different sea conditions. Each type is tailored to meet specific needs, making choosing the right type for each situation essential. This selection is crucial for optimal protection and survival, especially in challenging conditions such…

Survival Suit Maintenance

Survival Suit Maintenance

Proper maintenance and care are essential for survival suits to ensure they function correctly in emergencies.  By following specific cleaning, storage, and inspection procedures, the integrity and performance of a survival suit can be preserved. Clean your survival suit with mild soap and lukewarm water, rinse thoroughly, and dry in a ventilated area away from…