Light it up! Weems & Plath just announced their receipt of the prestigious Innovation Award from the National Marine Manufacturers’ Association (NMMA) and the Boating Writers International (BWI) at the 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. This SOS Distress Light is declared as the only electronic flare to qualify as a U.S. Coast Guard compliant Visual Distress Signal for night use.
“Receiving this highly coveted award reflects our commitment to innovative consumer safety equipment bringing new technologies to market that improve our customers’ safety while boating,” says Peter Trogdon, Weems & Plath President.
This unique alternative to traditional flares has the potential to change the habits of millions of recreational boaters as they aim to fulfill onboard USCG requirements. There’s no more need to replace and dispose of expired flares, because this SOS Distress light has no expiration date. Its LED light flashes up to 60 hours on standard C-cell batteries, and the patented lens shines horizontal and vertical beams that are visible for up to 10 nautical miles. Now, that's impressive!