To honor the best new and innovative marine electrical and safety equipment for the fishing and marine maintenance accessories market, the Fisheries Supply Company of Seattle, Washington hosts their “InNEWvation Awards” during the Pacific Marine Expo each year. It is with great honor that we announce FELL Marine’s MOB+ Wireless Man OverBoard System with MultiFOB connectivity was recognized and awarded this year’s award for Best Safety Product and also took home the show’s Grand Prize for Best Overall.
“Being recognized by the Fisheries Supply Company with these two awards truly shows that our hard work in marine safety with our MOB+ Wireless Man OverBoard System is paying off,” says FELL Marine’s Americas Sales Manager Paul Petani. “The competition was fierce this year at the show, with a broad group of innovative products selected by a panel of judges for award consideration. We are honored that judges, including builders, brokers, boat yard managers and trade media, selected FELL based on its safety and innovation merits and thank them for their consideration and recognition.”
FELL CEO Christian Frost said, “It is a tribute to the many thousands of man hours put into research, development and testing by our team here at FELL that we receive these two awards from the Fisheries Supply Company. Thank you on behalf of all of us at FELL committed to boating safety.”
About FELL Marine’s MOB+
The MOB+ Wireless Man OverBoard system is an innovative, ABYC-compliant, life-saving safety device for boats. It provides greater freedom of movement than a traditional kill switch lanyard, and stops the engine should the operator fall overboard. Up to four xFOB™ units can be connected to the xHUB™ at the same time, with one unit acting as the captain’s stop unit, and the additional three as alarm units for passengers.
The system consists of an easy-to-install xHUB (mounted on or near the boat console) and a wearable xFOB. The two communicate wirelessly with each other and stop the engine when the xFOB is submerged in water or is beyond range of the xHUB. The xFOB can be worn on the wrist, around the neck, or clipped to a PFD using either the xBAND™ or xTAG™ accessories. The waterproof xFOB has more than 300 hours of battery life, and is powered by an easy-to-change standard coin cell battery. The xHUB connects to the boat power (12V-24V) and to the engine stopping system. The system is intuitive and easy to use through a one-click user interface and compatible with all major outboard and most sterndrive engine brands.