An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon is an essential piece of safety gear that every skipper should have onboard, and the RescueME EPIRB1 from Ocean Signal is a good choice. Should the unthinkable happen and you need your boat or liferaft to be found, the unit can be manually activated or automatically activated upon submersion. The EPIRB1 has a 66-channel GPS for transmitting your position quickly and accurately, two bright strobe lights to help you get found in dark or stormy conditions, and a 121.5MHz homing beacon to further help a rescue party locate your vessel. The unit has 48 hours of operational life and 10 years of battery life.
$399. Ocean Signal, oceansignal.com