MERCURY HAS DEVELOPED 1st MATE, the world’s first engine-integrated man overboard monitoring and warning system for powerboats.

The 1st Mate Marine Safety and Security System uses wearable technology for up to eight people. It’s designed to turn off the engine and sound an alarm during man overboard events and send distress messages to the captain’s emergency contacts.

Comprising an intelligent hub, the wearable devices, and a mobile app, it ensures direct integration between 1st Mate and the vessel’s propulsion system.

An additional feature is the theft deterrent system, that prevents unauthorised use by locking the engine when the captain is not on board.