FastFind CREW1 AIS Beacon
FastFind CREW1 AIS Beacon
FastFind CREW1 AIS Beacon
FastFind CREW1 AIS Beacon
FastFind CREW1 AIS Beacon
FastFind CREW1 AIS Beacon FastFind CREW1 AIS Beacon FastFind CREW1 AIS Beacon FastFind CREW1 AIS Beacon FastFind CREW1 AIS Beacon

FastFind CREW1 AIS Beacon

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Mcmurdo FastFind CREW1 AIS Beacon

The FastFind CREW1 is an AIS Man Overboard Device with a range of features designed to accelerate detection and support localised rescue for vessel crew in an MOB situation.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the FastFind brand, a brand synonymous with life-saving Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) solutions, Seas of Solutions are delighted to announce the FastFind CREW1 AIS MOB will join the RLS enabled FastFind Return Link PLB in our portfolio of marine electronics. The new CREW1 provides the quality and innovation you would expect from a FastFind beacon and is designed to improve the survivability of those working or playing on the water. The FastFind CREW1 AIS Man Overboard device is designed to accelerate detection and support localised rescue for vessel crew in an MOB situation. The CREW1 offers a range of innovative features in a compact and easy to carry design. The semi- automatic beacon can be water or manually activated. It boasts an extended 36 hour battery life and high-powered SOS strobe capability. With a rugged construction and multiple attachment clippings, the FastFind CREW1 is designed with crew survivability in mind. Submersible to 50m, the Crew1 offers a versatile commercial grade AIS man over-board solution.

Key Features

  • Compact and offers dynamic lifejacket fitting options
  • Highly accurate, regularly updated GPS coordinates to accelerate location detection
  • Water and manual activation options
  • Compatible with AIS electronics, e.g. chart plotters
  • High strength LED signals SOS message to aid low light detection
  • High powered battery allows extended signal operation with 36 hrs activation time (typical for -10C)
  • 5 years battery storage life/36 Hours battery life when activated. 
  • IP68 Waterproof with 50m immersion depth.

How FastFind CREW1 works

  1. CREW1 is activated in an emergency crew recovery situation
  2. An alert message is transmitted to all AIS receivers and AIS enabled chart plotters within a 4 mile radius (typical)
  3. An AIS SART alert icon (pictured) marks the survivors location
  4. Precise target survivor information including GPS position become viewable when the chart plotter* cursor is positioned over the icon
  5. Provides exact location, distance and bearing to locate person (s) in need of assistance

Not all small-craft chart plotters with AIS show the correct icon as recommended by the IMO. At the very least, they will show the same icon as used for other craft — normally an arrow. In addition, user settings generally allow you to configure the display to show the TX ID number, which in the Crew1 always begins with 972. This way you can differentiate the CREW1 from other vessels. All new ECDIS plotters (on ships over 300 tonnes) should display the icon correctly. * For use with AIS enabled plotters, contact your plotter manufacturer for further info. Installation and activation

The FastFind CREW1 is supplied, as default, with a clip to attach the device to lifejacket strap and an alternative clip which can be attached to the lifejacket’s oral tube. This clip can be installed on either side of the oral tube. Activation can be either manually or by water sensor activation. Manual activation involves pulling off the red antenna cap to release the antenna and then pulling the activation tab off. The device will start transmitting alert messages immediately. Water sensor activation requires you to pull off the red antenna cap to release the antenna, when the water sensor embedded at the bottom side of the device is immersed in water for more than 3 seconds, the device will be activated and starts transmission.

Technical Information

  • Range: 4nm typical with receiver antenna > 5m above sea level
  • ACTIVATION METHOD Manual activating or automatic activating with water sensor by immersion
  • Position Update: Every Minute
  • Battery Type: Lithium
  • Battrey Storage Life: 5 years (or after emergency use)
  • Battery life when activated: 36 Hours at -10°C typical.
  • Waterproof: IP68
  • Comnpass Safe Distance: 0.8m
  • Size: 129x52x40mm (L*W*D)
  • Weight: 160 g (main unit only)

What's in the box?

  • CREW1 AIS Beacon
  • Webbing Belt Clip
  • Clip to attach to the lifejacket’s oral tube
  • Clip on carrying pouch
  • Unit Self-test activation tab
  • User Manual
Stock Availability

Stock can move quickly, so this is just a suggestion of current levels, please phone the shop to confirm.

The ship to store service is based on Head Office sending stock to a branch.

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

Store Availability Telephone
Cardiff 02920 220929
Chichester 01243 773788
Deacons 02380 402182
Lymington 01590 673698
Plymouth 01752 548301
Poole 01202 723311
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.


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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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