SAFETY If you end up in the sea with this bracelet, the engine will turn itself off

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For onboard safety, there can never be too much technology. One of the most interesting innovations in this regard is ACR’s OLAS Guardian. We can call it the evolution digital of the classic safety release, the wrist-mounted “red lanyard” attached to the engine, which is used on small boats with the task of shutting down the engine if the person who is tied up ends up in the water. However, this technology affects not an individual, but all crew members. And it is a nice added security when navigating.

The “wireless” security disconnection

ACR’s OLAS Guardian is a compact control unit that acts as a wireless switch that will turn off the motor, within a maximum of two seconds, from the moment a person falls overboard. The control unit talks to bracelets (or floating lights) worn by each crew member.

If someone falls overboard, they will send a MOB alert, technology that has been around for a long time, on board. At the same time, however, they will also stop the engine. Designed for boats up to 50 feet it costs about 230 euros. These devices originated for the world of powerboats and inflatable boats and represent

When it comes in handy

Think of the world of charters, family cruises, and transfers. In these situations it is important to know that if you fall into the water the boat will stop immediately, moving away only as far as inertia will allow. A technology that undoubtedly makes it possible to surf more peacefully and, above all, more safely.

Full details here: www.acrartex.com

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