Note: day–glow dan buoy is stored inside white Dan Bag:
- Remove dan buoy from white Dan Bag holder
- Just Throw! dan buoy to MOB.
The dan buoy man overboard marker is quick and easy to deploy to your man overboard. Look in the direction of the MOB and Just Throw! it. In seven seconds, the SOS Marine dan buoy self–inflates. It becomes a six foot tall floating inflated spar buoy with an eight foot streamer at its top waving in breeze. Made of super high visibility
day–glow fluorescent green material. It is ballasted to help it maintain as vertical an attitude as the wind and sea conditions will allow.
Night time visibility is enhanced by the automatically activated strobe light and lengths of SOLAS light–reflective tape. A whistle helps the man overboard alert you to his position in heavy fog, and the device incorporates hand holds so the man in the water can hang on to the highly visible buoy. Click to a complete description of this man overboard buoy including other videos, documents and more. This product comes complete with necessary CO2 cartridge which you will need to install.
Buying the mounting bag with your dan buoy in this combination product saves you money on shipping compared to buying them separately!.
Make it easy to see your MOB; Just Throw him one of these.
Mount Near Helm
Best practice dan buoy use requires quick deployment to MOB. To facilitate quick deployment, mount the dan buoy near the helm.
Mount on Bulkhead
Bulkhead mounting is a great choice if your vessel’s circumstances permit. Mount the dan buoy where it is easily accessible on a moment's notice when you need to throw the dan buoy to a man overboard. On a pilothouse motor yacht, this might be just inside the wheelhouse. On a commercial fishing boat, you might locate the Dan Bag on the aft end of the house in the cockpit area. You are welcome to contact us to discuss your mounting plans.
Mount on Railing
If stanchion, pulpit, or rail mounting suits your vessel better, use these rail mount brackets (sold individually). (SKU RM100B - not included with Dan Bag - suits ⅞″ to 1″ diameter tubing; see adjacent image).
For complete dan buoy information, including a user manual with servicing instructions, click to the man overboard buoy page.
Check the FAQs for answers to questions about the dan buoy.
The Next Step
Be ready to mark your MOB’s location, then return to him. Read about new man overboard recovery gear and new MOB recovery techniques to get your crew back on board.