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First Time Ever All-in-One Peace of Mind Now Available

New at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, leading safety and survival specialist ACR Electronics is making life easier and even safer for boat owners by offering two conveniently prepacked premium boating Survival Kits. Affordably priced and ideal for any new boat buyer at the show, the new kits include the essential products needed to quickly abandon ship and alert the Coast Guard of an…

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SurvivorClub Celebrates their 5th Year And Over 200 SurvivorClub Members

Safety and survival expert ACR Electronics celebrates the 5-year anniversary of its ground-breaking SurvivorClub program at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. SurvivorClub, an educational resource and free beacon replacement initiative, was launched in 2012 to encourage boats to include a 406 MHz beacon in their safety kit. At this year’s show, ACR Electronics announces that mo…

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New Yacht Beam Searchlights Launched at Fort Lauderdale

ACR Electronics and The Yacht Group have announced a joint venture to develop and market Yacht Beams, the most powerful and durable searchlights on the market. Launched at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the new ‘Yacht Beam powered by ACR’ series of one million and six million candela power searchlights are precision controlled via a military/commercial grade IP69 illuminating joysti…

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ACR Electronics Announces Acquisition of SKYTRAC by Drew Marine

ACR Electronics, Inc., the global leader in safety and survival technologies, today confirmed that Drew Marine UK Holdings Ltd. has signed an agreement to acquire SKYTRAC, a  full-service, data-driven solutions provider for the global aviation industry. SKYTRAC will report into ACR Electronics, Inc. The alignment of these two leading companies will create a comprehensive product line and service …

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ACR Electronics President Gerry Angeli Leads 2017 Washington, DC Summit

ACR Electronics President Gerry Angeli chaired the Steering Committee at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce 2017 Washington Summit, heading the drive to bring key local issues including boating safety to the national stage. With Fort Lauderdale home to most facets of the marine industry, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce leaders jointly agreed it was time to highlight b…

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ACR's Auckland Debut

The new ACR Electronics AISLink MOB man overboard device with dual alert via AIS and DSC will be introduced at Auckland On Water Boat Show for the first time on the Hutchwilco Stand. Developed to ensure the best chance of rescue from the water, the ACR Electronics AISLink AIS (Automatic Identification System) device with DSC (Digital Selective Calling) will begin transmitting distress signals wit…

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Whale-Strike Survivor Relives Dramatic Rescue

Southampton, UK, 15 September, 2017 – A British skipper whose yacht was sunk after a whale strike this year will highlight the importance of carrying an EPIRB when he relives his dramatic rescue at Southampton Boat Show on the Force 4 Chandlery Stand J227. David Bowes, from Pocklington, East Yorks, and two crew members, made national headlines when they were forced to abandon 15m sailing yacht De…

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Labor Day Ends Summer But Does Not End Boating Safety Efforts

ACR Electronics, Inc., the global leader in safety and survival technologies, along with Sea Tow International, remind boaters that Labor Day ends summer, but does not end boating safety efforts. Sea Tow and ACR Electronics have partnered to further enhance Sea Tow’s radio check program by adding brief yet informative beacon safety messages such as: beacon owners please test your beacon every c…

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ACR Electronics Acquires United Moulders Ltd.

ACR Electronics, Inc., confirmed it has acquired United Moulders Ltd. (UML), a United Kingdom based designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art lifejacket inflating devices. UML designs a range of automatic and manual lifejacket inflation systems that are approved for integration into lifejackets manufactured around the world for the commercial, leisure and military maritime markets. “At ACR w…

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ARTEX - U.S. ELT Manufacturer Offers Major Savings on Their ELT 1000

ACR Electronics aviation line ARTEX is offering EAA Airventure attendees big savings opportunities on high quality aviation safety gear. As pilots, avionics personnel and the aviation industry as a whole continue to stress the importance of upgrading safety gear, now is the perfect time for aircraft owners to cash in on ARTEX summer savings. The Perfect Combo is a special promotion which will giv…

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STORIES OF SURVIVAL HIGHLIGHT IMPORTANCE OF 406MHZ BEACONS (1)

At this year’s Sydney International Boat Show, safety and survival expert ACR Electronics is sharing real-life testimonies from survivors to highlight the importance of carrying 406MHz beacons. Survivors from Australia and New Zealand who activated ACR Electronics beacons in a life-threatening emergency in 2016 have joined the ACR SurvivorClub to share their stories and help raise awareness about…

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New EMEA Sales Manager

Southampton, UK on 14 June, 2017 – ACR Electronics, Inc. leading maritime safety and survival manufacturer, has announced the appointment of a new Sales Manager within its Land and Marine Division for Europe, Middle East and Africa. In the latest addition to this growing company, Guillaume Delcourt will focus on expanding ACR’s international sales footprint in these geographic regions as deman…

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ELT Test & Programmer Set New from ARTEX

ARTEX, launched today the ARTEX TPS 8715, a specially designed test and programmer set for the General Aviation (GA) market. The ARTEX TPS 8715 will program, test, and decode ARTEX 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) models: the ME406, ELT 1000 and ELT 345.  The programmer set is affordable and easy to use; it makes programming simple for the GA and light sport aircraft markets through acc…

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New Zealanders who can attest to ACR Electronics standing behind their “You use it - we replace it” SurvivorClub program.

Announced in Auckland at this year’s Hutchwilco Boat Show, new survivors recently rescued in New Zealand and Tasmania have joined ACR Electronics SurvivorClub, a ground-breaking initiative which promotes the use of 406 MHz beacons and provides a free replacement beacon for all its members. Around 200 people who have activated an ACR Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB), Personal Loc…

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Saved by my Personal Locator Beacon says New South Wales Climber

An experienced climber from New South Wales has hailed his Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) as ‘vital’ after he used an ACR Electronics ResQLink PLB to call for rescue following a horrific fall in the Blue Mountains recently. Chris Monaghan and his climbing partner, Matt, had abseiled down to the base to climb a 200m mixed route called Big Trad Thong at Pierces Pass. While climbing up some loose …

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78-year-old Hiker Still Climbing to New Heights Even After Recent Nevada Mountain Rescue

ACR Electronics, shares Rita Wagner a 78 year old hiker’s “Survivor Story,” after she was recently rescued from Calico Tanks Peak in Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas. A long-time and experienced member of the group, 52 Peak Club, Rita was approaching the peak when she fell backwards after the sandstone rocks broke beneath her, cracking her elbow, injuring her back and suffering severe lacerations. Tha…

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British Captain who Survived Capsize Teams Up with ACR Electronics and US Coast Guard to Raise Beacon Awareness

ACR SurvivorClub member Charles Nethersole receives his replacement ACR EPIRB from USCG’s Michael J. Mullen and Sean T. Connett at Miami Boat Show A British professional captain who survived the night time capsize of a catamaran last year has joined forces with safety specialist ACR Electronics and the United States Coast Guard to offer important survival advice to boaters by relating his tale of…

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Injured Climber Rescued from Federation Peak in Tasmania after Activating Personal Locator Beacon

Climber Ed Bastick on Federation Peak in Tasmania last November after he activated his ACR ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon (right) when he slipped and broke his leg. Stranded with a badly broken leg on steep, rocky terrain in the middle of a dangerous mountain descent in deteriorating weather, Ed Bastick was in a potentially life-threatening situation. The 29-year-old climber was part of an exp…

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