In 2018 Mercury Marine and FELL Marine formed a partnership to co-develop marine wireless safety and IoT connected products. Since then we have been working hard to develop a system that seamlessly integrates with your boat’s engine and provides the ability to integrate with other devices on your vessel. We have incorporated your feedback and suggestions into this innovative and exciting new platform to make boating easier, safer, and more enjoyable than ever before.
This system is composed of a Hub, Captain and Passenger FOBS, as well as a Smartphone app. The main features of the system include:
The Hub is easy to install using a plug and play harness (no splicing) and is mounted behind the dash and does not take up space on your console. What makes this product different is the ability to be upgraded “over the air”, so even though we have a number of breakthrough features at launch, the hardware and fobs can be updated to incorporate future enhancements. We also added a NMEA2k connection to integrate with your boat’s network, so vital MOB and eventually system data can be shared with compatible devices.
Mercury has released 2 versions that supports Mercury SmartCraft® engines with another “All leading engine brands” version. The second version will work with all leading Outboard engine brands.
The system can be purchased directly from FELL Marine or from any authorized Mercury Marine dealer or distributor. We also expect many leading boat brands to include 1stMate as a standard or optional feature.
Questions regarding installation requirements are at 1stmate.com or can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The MOB+ will continue to be sold and supported through the Fell Marine distributor network.
The Fell Marine Team