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CrewWatcher MOB Beacon CrewWatcher MOB Beacon

CrewWatcher MOB Beacon
Model: CREW1

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Pre-order now for March 2018 delivery

Whether you have small kids, pets or a large party of people on-board, sometimes keeping track of everyone on your boat — and safe — can be tough. CrewWatcher, developed by PanPan, is a system that keeps track of your crew.

What Is CrewWatcher?
A convenient duo: a small beacon and your smartphone or tablet. That’s all there is to it.

The CrewWatcher system consists of a smartphone app and small, wearable beacons. Each crewmember — be it adult, child or pet — wears a beacon. If someone goes overboard, the beacon will alert the CrewWatcher app, which will sound an alarm and provide latitude and longitude coordinates, the time of the event and a visual guide for the rescuer.

CrewWatcher is an 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 member— be it adult, child or pet. The beacon does not require complex manual activation. The alarm will trigger automatically in Man Overboard (MOB) event. Should someone go overboard, the app, after sounding the alarm, will automatically provide lat/long coordinates of the MOB event, the time of the event, and will visually guide the rescuer back to the beacon using the virtual MOB compass.

Cell service is not required for the CrewWatcher system to work, and it operates on most smartphones or tablets. The beacon easily fits into your life jacket or attaches to anything with the included string. Use it for your crew, your dog or even your dinghy. One smart device can watch up to five crewmembers. The system was a winner of the 2017 Sail Magazine Innovation Award.

Oh, there’s also no need to change the batteries. Under normal use, it lasts 3 years or more.


  • 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 also for children, pets, a towed dinghy or bilge alarm
  • Activates with water immersion OR separation from vessel
  • Rescue: Shows crew overboard bearing, plus distance & lat/long coordinates at point of loss
  • Bearing adjusts as boat moves and “virtual MOB Compass” points to location
  • 30x faster response than Personal AIS Beacon at 1/3 the price
  • WINNER, 2017 Sail Magazine Innovation Award

This product is recommended for use with smart phones and tablets; including iPhone 5 or later, Samsung Galaxy S6 or later, and Sony Z2 or later. For full specs and system requirements, please go to