Weems Plath Crew Watcher

Oct 3, 2017

Weems & Plath will be the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of CrewWatcher, a system of beacon and app that is an affordable crew overboard alarm & locator.

Weems & Plath announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement to manufacture and distribute PanPan’sCrewWatcher Overboard System (CrewWatcher). Visit the CrewWatcher website at www.crewwatcher.com to watch a demo video.

CrewWatcher is a revolutionary, app-based crew overboard alarm system that is the fastest way to rescue a person who is overboard. The system works like a virtual lifeline and is made up of two components: a smartphone application and a small beacon that can be comfortably worn by each crew. The beacon does not require complex manual activation. The alarm will trigger automatically in a Man Overboard (MOB) event. Should someone go overboard, it will automatically sound an alarm, provide lat/long coordinates of the MOB event, the time of the event, and will visually guide the rescuer.

Unique CrewWatcher Features Include:

• FREE App operates on most smart phones or tablets & is easy to use
• No cell service required
• Automatically updates with new features (both App & beacon)
• One smart device watches up to 5 crew members
• Perfect for children, pets, and towed dinghy or bilge alarm
• Rescue: Shows crew overboard bearing, distance &lat/long coordinates at point of loss
• Bearing adjusts as boat moves and “MOB Compass” points to location
• 30x faster response than Personal AIS Beacon at 1/3 the price
• WINNER, 2017 Sail Magazine Innovation Award

“Weems & Plath is excited to add CrewWatcher to our growing boat safety product line,” said Weems & Plath CEO, Peter Trogdon. “CrewWatcher is the fastest way to save a person or pet overboard. It aligns directly with our mission of fostering safe boating around the world and creating superior products for life aboard.”

Weems & Plath will be conducting live demonstrations of CrewWatcher from their booth in Tent C during the Annapolis Boat Shows, Oct 5-15, 2017.

In the United States the CrewWatcher Single Pack, Item# Crew1, retails for $89.99, and the CrewWatcher Double Pack, Item# Crew2 retails for $149.99.

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