Product Spotlight - New MINI PLB by REVERE
Revere has announced the smallest PLB ever! They have launched, in conjunction with McMurdo, the new Fast Find PLB at the Miami Boat Show! The new Fast Find PLB has many great features to it such as price point, size, looks. It will be the lightest and smallest true PLB on the market which will most definitely put us ahead of the competition and be the leader! ** Pending FCC Approval**
The new PLB has the following features:
1. 5 year battery life
2. SOS Strobe
3. Small and lightweight
4. Easy activation
5. 50 Channel integral GPS
Delivery of the new units is expected in mid-March. Revere is still awaiting the final FCC approval so thus we cannot yet discuss price but we can expect this approval shortly. Our understanding is that it will be a significant discount to their current PLB with GPS ($599.99).
In light of recent tragedies on the water and the heightened awareness to offshore safety issues, this product is worth mentioning. We would strongly advise an EPIRB with GPS as your primary safety device, and for those who desire even more security, a PLB Device attached to each Life Vest, is a great back-up. We do not feel that PLB's are a substitute for EPIRBs!