McMurdo SmartFind G8 AIS EPIRB, Auto-Housing

McMurdo SmartFind G8 AIS EPIRB, Auto-Housing

SmartFind G8-AIS EPIRB with and without Auto Float Free Bracket

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Rugged, multi GNSS 406MHz EPIRB with both GPS and Galileo receivers, unique inbuilt AIS, optimised for new MEOSAR system.

This EPIRB can be purchased with and without the Float-Free housing.

The McMurdo SmartFind G8 AIS are the world’s first EPIRBs to include 406MHz, 121.5MHz, AIS and GNSS (better known as GPS) to accelerate search and rescue. The unique power of these new award winning beacons is in the flexibility and additional tracking capabilities long demanded by maritime customers. This will further reduce rescue times by combining the global location power of 406MHz with the localised rescue capacities of AIS, first introduced to the world in McMurdo’s AIS MOB range. Mcmurdo SmartFind EPIRBS include a ruggedised base, easy service battery and MEOSAR compatibility. The additional false activation protection and multiple self-tests contribute to total user confidence.

Operating Frequencies

  • 406MHz
  • 121.5MHz
  • Multi GNSS
  • AIS


  • Built in AIS
  • Multi GNSS including Galileo
  • Accidental activation protection
  • Rugged construction optimised for commercial environments
  • Hands free carry strap
  • 360-degree strobe
  • Comes with safety bracket
  • 10-year battery life
  • Sealed Electronic Unit
  • Sealed Battery Unit
  • Auto release


The unit is in cased in an Auto-house containing a Hydrostatic Release Unit which activates when the vessel is submerged, releasing the water activated EPIRB. Typically the Auto EPIRB is thought of as the vessel’s emergency beacon.

  • Float Free Bracket
  • Can fit into existing mounting holes from previous Auto Housing bracket
  • Magnet deactivates sea contacts when in bracket

With Housing SKU 498-23001501A

Without Housing SKU: 498-23001001A

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