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Old 07-16-2020, 10:28 AM
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1st Mate Marine Safety and Security System

Introduced in June 2020 for Mercury SmartCraft® engines, delivers boating safety with convenience by pairing boaters’ mobile devices with wearable fobs to provide confidence through overboard alerts, distress messaging and theft-deterrence. 1st Mate is the boating industry’s first engine-integrated intelligent hub and wearable device that integrates with marine propulsion systems to provide safety alerts and information, including:

· Man Overboard monitoring

· Distress Message capability

· Theft Deterrent functionality

· Vessel user and vessel sharing functionality



*The 1st Mate mobile app is available now in the Apple Store for iOS devices, with a version for Android devices coming soon.


Here’s a High-level View of How 1st Mate Works

The 1st Mate wearable wristband fobs or carabiners for the captain and up to seven passengers sync with the 1st Mate app and hub.

If any person or pet with a fob falls overboard, 1st Mate sounds an audible alarm and sends to all users a visual notification that includes the date, time and GPS coordinates of the overboard incident. Also, the Man Overboard event screen in the mobile app will show the GPS location where the person or pet fell overboard, instructions on how to restart the engines, and a dynamic heading of the vessel to assist with returning to the location where the person or pet went overboard.

Additionally, if the Captain (the driver wearing the captain fob) falls overboard, 1st Mate:

· Immediately stops the engine(s)

· Initiates the Distress Messaging procedure (see Distress Message below)

Distress Message

If a boat captain (driver wearing the captain’s fob) falls overboard, 1st Mate can send a distress message to the emergency contacts designated on the captain's mobile app. The distress message includes location, heading, date and time of the “man overboard” event.

Theft Deterrent System (TDS)

Theft Deterrent System locks the boat’s engine(s) to prevent unauthorized use. When the captain is ready to get back behind the wheel, the engine(s) can be easily unlocked via the proximity of the captain’s wearable or by using the 1st Mate mobile app.

Disable in Neutral Mercury

SmartCraft® engine users have the option to “Disable in Neutral,” which prevents Man Overboard actions and alarms from occurring when the engine(s) is in neutral and the signal from a fob is lost. This feature is helpful when a captain or passenger leaves the boat at a dock to get supplies but doesn’t want to turn off the engine.

Additional Information Regarding 1st Mate:

· 1st Mate Website

· 1st Mate Marine Safety and Security System FAQs

*Contact your Mercury Authorized Dealer for additional information regarding 1st Mate™ Marine Safety and Security System.

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Please see the related FELL Marine post in the vendor forum for more information
Announcing 1stMate™ ! The next generation Marine Safety and Security System!
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Because of the life saving and theft Deterrent features of 1stMate, many boat insurance companies do offer discounts upon installation, please check with your insurance company for details.
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Nice!
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no doubt a cool budget thing
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Originally Posted by paul.petani@fellmarine.co View Post
Because of the life saving and theft Deterrent features of 1stMate, many boat insurance companies do offer discounts upon installation, please check with your insurance company for details.

NEW: Insurance Premium Discounts with 1st Mate

1st Mate now provides yet another feature: cheaper boating insurance. 1st Mate owners who are covered by International Marine Underwriters (IMU) are eligible for a 5% discount on total annual premiums. 1st Mate’s revolutionary technology both enhances the safety around boating and mitigates the risk of expensive insurance claims. Now, IMU will pass on some of those cost savings to responsible boaters out on the water. For some, this discount could amount to the entire cost of the 1st Mate product over the course of a few years. In order to attain the discount, 1st Mate owners should inquire directly with their dealership or Boater’s Choice. If the 1st Mate owner is already insured through IMU, all one must do is confirm ownership with an IMU insurance representative.

1st Mate is dedicated to providing a safer and more secure boating environment. This is just one of the many steps taken towards attaining that goal, and we encourage all 1st Mate owners to take advantage!

Learn More About 1st Mate

Contact your Mercury Authorized Dealer or visit 1stMate.net for additional information regarding the 1st Mate Marine Safety and Security System.

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