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…

Survival Suit Storage Solutions

Survival Suit Storage Solutions

Storing an immersion suit effectively is surprisingly difficult on a smaller boat. They can be quite bulky at the best of times. Your focus should center on three critical pillars: ensuring easy access, maintaining optimal storage conditions, and adhering strictly to safety regulations. The first, guaranteeing that accessibility is straightforward and unhindered. This includes marking…