The largest marine retailer in the world West Marine has given its highest accolade to a UK manufactured life saving product. The Fast Find 210 Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) was presented with the West Marine’s Product of the Year Award during today’s annual Very Important Vendor (VIV) meeting in Watsonville, California.
Weighing just 5.3oz (150g) and at 4.17” (106mm) long the Fast Find 210 is the smallest PLB available on the market today. The Fast Find was launched in February of this year at Miami and it has already received an number of awards from around the world including the recent 2010 MAATS Innovation Award. The Fast Find can be activated anywhere in the world to transmit an emergency signal to alert search and rescue services. It achieved West Marine’s top product seal of approval through a number of criteria including product innovation, deliverables, store support, vendor support and point of purchase support.
”It is an honor to receive such an award from West Marine given the multitude of new and innovative products that West Marine consistently brings to market” commented Jim Cermak, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Revere Supply, McMurdo’s exclusive distributor in the US. He adds “The Fast Find 210’s innovative nature has proven to make a strong impact on the PLB market and this award is another example of just how well the product has been received in the marketplace at both the dealer and consumer level.”
Jeremy Harrison of McMurdo agrees “West Marine stocks and sells thousands of product lines and so we are exceptionally honoured that they chose to recognize the Fast Find 210 in this fantastic manner as their Product of the Year ”.
Sales of the Fast Find have exceeded all expectations. It has been sold across the world to seafarers, explorers, outdoor workers, and many more people involved in a wide spectrum of sporting and commercial activities.
For complete information on the Fast Find 210 and how it works visit www.fastfindplb.com.