AISLink MOB Personal Beacon
AISLink MOB Personal Beacon
AISLink MOB Personal Beacon
AISLink MOB Personal Beacon AISLink MOB Personal Beacon AISLink MOB Personal Beacon

AISLink MOB Personal Beacon

Catalogue Code: 500095
£264.95 In Stock Online
Save £67.05 RRP £332.00
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ACR AISLink MOB Personal Beacon

Even in moderate seas, it is alarming how quickly a visual sighting of a man overboard can be lost, meaning that seconds count in a man overboard situation. This Personal Man Overboard Beacon with integral GPS has dual alert capabilities via Automatic Identification System (AIS) & Digital Selective Calling (DSC). It automatically activates upon inflation of your lifejacket and, unlike a personal locator beacon, which signals orbiting search and rescue satellites, the AISLink sends an alert message within seconds to all local vessels (up to 5 miles away) with an AIS receiver and/or AIS-enabled plotter. The unit also has the ability to alert your crew to the emergency by activating the DSC alarm on your vessel’s VHF. The integrated GPS quickly pinpoints a precise location & transmits this, along with MOB emergency messages as part of the AIS alert enabling the crew to find and retrieve the casualty.

Key Features

  • Ultra bright LED strobe light
  • High-impact housing - withstands a drop to water of 20m
  • Simple life jacket integration
  • Manual or Automatic activation
  • 24+ hours operational life, minimum 6 year battery life 
  • Three test modes; Functional, DSC and AIS/GPS
  • 10m waterproof
  • Operational Temperature Range: -20°C to +55°C
  • Size: 115x46x27mm, Weight: 92g
  • 5 year warranty.
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Stock can move quickly, so this is just a suggestion of current levels, please phone the shop to confirm.

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If you wish to call & collect stock, please do so over the phone using the number provided.

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Chichester 01243 773788
Deacons 02380 402182
Lymington 01590 673698
Plymouth 01752 548301
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Port Hamble Not currently in stock 02380 454858
Southampton 02380 632 725
Gloucestershire (Distribution Hub) 0345 130 0710

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Delivery & Returns

Royal Mail Service Update: Please be aware when choosing Royal Mail as your preferred delivery method, your delivery time may be impacted by ongoing strikes and may take up to 20 working days. If your order is time critical we suggest choosing a courier or Next Day Service


Our Mail Order team ship chandlery, yacht parts and sailing clothing around the world. We use the best value couriers available, and we will endeavour to get your products to you as quickly and as cost effectively as possible.

International Orders: Due to delays we have had to suspend our international delivery options. 

UK Standard Delivery

  • UK Mainland 0 - 2Kg (small jiffy) £3.95 Royal Mail Service. Despatch within 3- 5 working days, delivery in 7-10 working days for orders under £50.00
  • UK Mainland up to 25Kg £5.95 Courier service with signature. Despatch within 3- 5 working days, delivery in 7-10 working days
  • UK Mainland 25Kg+ Price on request
  • UK Mainland Next Day 0 - 25Kg £9.95 Courier service with signature, orders must be placed before midday
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands 0 - 2Kg (small jiffy) £3.95 Royal Mail Service. Despatch within 3- 5 working days, delivery in 5-7 working days for orders under £50.00
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands 1 - 25Kg £10.95 Courier service with signature. Despatch within 3- 5 working days, delivery in 7-10 working days
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands 25Kg+ Price on request
  • Channel Islands 0 - 2Kg (small jiffy) £5.95 Royal Mail Service Despatch within 3- 5 working days, delivery in 5-7 working days for orders under £50.00
  • Channel Islands 1 - 25Kg £13.50 Courier service with signature. Despatch within 3- 5 working days, delivery in 5-7 working days
  • Channel Islands 25Kg+ Price on request

UK Exceptional Delivery

  • UK Mainland; Antifoul & paints £5.95
  • UK Mainland; Inflatable dinghy £10.00
  • UK Mainland; Liferafts £17.50
  • UK Mainland; Flares £49.95
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands; Antifoul & paints £9.95
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands; Inflatable dinghy price on request
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands; Liferafts price on request
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands; Flares not available to ship at this time
  • Channel Islands; Antifoul & paints £13.50
  • Channel Islands; Inflatable dinghy price on request Channel Islands; Flares not available to ship at this time

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Standard Returns

If you are not entirely happy with your purchase, we will exchange or refund your goods in full, provided that the items are returned within 14 days of receipt.*

Please check the condition of goods on arrival - we are unable to accept goods damaged during shipping after 14 days.

Returned goods must be packaged securely, with all original packaging undamaged and in a saleable condition i.e. shoe boxes must be in the same condition as when received.

Goods must be unused and security seals intact.*

If you would like to return goods because they were ordered incorrectly or if clothing does not fit, return postage will be at your expense. If you would like us to replace the goods with another size or colour, we will charge carriage on the replacement.

Please be aware that some navigational and safety products may be dated, and as such a full refund may in some cases not be possible. If you are purchasing dated navigational charts we suggest you contact us for more information.

Faulty Goods

If you receive your goods and believe them to be faulty, please contact us straight away with a brief description of the problem. If we require you to return the product for a replacement, we will send you a pre-paid Royal Mail label for delivery back to us. Unfortuantely we cannot send the courier back to collect the items.

Returning goods to Force 4 is easy!

  1. Please contact us by ringing 0345 1300 710 or email on [email protected]. This way we'll be able to determine whether you would like to return the product for a refund or whether you'd like to exchange the product. We are unable to process the return of faulty goods that we're not expecting.
  2. We'll then give you a returns number. This returns number will need to be clearly marked on the outside of your parcel so it can be identified on arrival. Please note, failure to mark a returns reference number on the outside of your parcel may result in a delay in processing your return.
  3. Don't forget your proof of postage, just in case!
  4. Once we receive the item we'll be able to proceed with a refund or an exchange.

*this excludes faulty goods with manufacturers defects. If goods are found to be faulty during use, after the returns period, please just give us a ring on 0345 1300 710 and we'll be happy to help.

Questions & Answers
Questions & Answers

i have Personal AIS part number 2886. the test function works but when fired for real it does not come up on any boat instruments (AIS/DSC, plotter) how do i prove it works and signal is acquired by boat or boats 

Patrick Keohane

Can I ask, have you followed the below instructions when setting up the unit? if you follow the link, it will take to programming tool.. Specialized in emergency beacons for all outdoor activities - ACR ARTEX 24.8.21

When using the ACR ais beacon do you need a particular type of lifejacket in order to inflate. Roy Shuttleworth
The ACR AISLink MOB will work in both automatic, manual and hammar lifejackets, as long as its fitted correctly. Due to the physical size of the unit it will not fit in the very compact lifejackets available e.g Crewsaver Crewfit 165. You will need to purchase a larger lifejacket such as Crewsaver Crewfit 180N Pro or Spinlock 6D.
Could you please explain how the unit attaches to my crewsaver 275 life jacket. Also does the unit have a separate activation trigger or is it activated by the life jacket auto inflation trigger? What AIS symbol appears on the plotter when activated and if I test the unit will I observe it on the ships AIS receiver on the plotter? Thank you Steve Fowler
The ACR video in the link below shows how to install the device, and how it is activated by the life jacket inflating. How The AIS from this device is displayed will vary from plotter to plotter, an older AIS compatible plotter may just show it as another AIS target ie a directional arrow, while newer plotters, the target will flash and an alarm may sound, how this is displayed does depend on the brand of chartplotter. The AIS test should be carried out no more than three times a year. This test activates the GPS receiver and after the position is determined it makes an AIS transmission, which will display on a suitable AIS receiver or chart plotter. The received AIS message will show the position determined by the AISLink MOB GPS receiver. There is also a transmission of the AIS text message containing the words “MOB TEST”. Note that this test must be done with the AISLink MOB in full view of the sky. Without a valid position, the AISLink MOB will not transmit any AIS messages. 21/07/22

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Men's Size Guide

  To Fit Height To Fit Chest
X SMALL 5'2" - 5'4" 34 - 36"
SMALL 5'5" - 5'7" 36 - 38"
MEDIUM 5'7" - 5'10" 38 - 40"
LARGE 5'11" - 6'1" 41 - 43"
X LARGE 6'1" - 6'3" 44 - 46"
XX LARGE 6'3" - 6'5" 46 - 48"


Shoe Sizes

3.5 36   5.5
4 37   6
4.5 37.5   6.5
5 38 5.5 7
5.5 38.5 6 7.5
6 39.5 6.5 8
6.5 40 7 8.5
7 40.5 7.5 9
7.5 41.5 8 9.5
8 42 8.5 10
8.5 42.5 9  
9 43 9.5  
9.5 44 10  
10 44.5 10.5  
10.5 45 11  
11 45.5 11.5  
11.5 46.5 12  
12 47 12.5  
12.5 47.5 13  
13 48 13.5  
14 50 14.5  
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