McMurdo SmartFind G8 EPIRB, Auto-Housing

McMurdo SmartFind G8 EPIRB, Auto-Housing

SmartFind G8 EPIRB with and without Auto Float Free Bracket

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

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

Alternative EPIRB Options:

Click here for the Version with GPS and AIS capability - Top of the line product

Click here for the Version without GPS or AIS capability - Entry level product

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. The G8 EPIRB includes a 72 channel GNSS receiver 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.

Operating Frequencies

  • 406MHz
  • 121.5MHz
  • Multi GNSS


  • 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 498-23001502A

Without Housing SKU 498-23001002A

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