June 30 2020
After a first presentation at the last Boot, Mercury Marine has been working over the last few months to make all its outboard motors Smartcraft compatible, also compatible with 1st Mate. A real breakthrough in the field of safety at sea.
In a nutshell, 1st Mate consists of an intelligent hub, a set of portable accessories and a mobile device application, which together integrate into a boat's propulsion system. The package provides safety features that can save lives and help secure property.
Among the new features of the moment, the 1st Mate mobile application is now available in the Apple Store for iOS devices, with a version for Android devices coming soon.
On the occasion of these announcements, Rob Hackbarth, product category director - Smartcraft marketing at Mercury said on Yachting Art: "The development of the 1st Mate system reflects a real concern for the safety and well-being of people who enjoy leisure activities on the water. I am convinced that this product will save lives and prevent boat theft."