Dan Hold™ Dan Buoy Holder


The Dan Hold is a convenient and functional holder, bracket, and mount for the SOS Dan Buoy MOB marker (not included). Mount within reach of the helm to enable quick deployment of the dan buoy. This holder is fabricated from Kydex-T, a high end plastic that is flexible yet very durable, as well as weather- and UV light-resistant.

The material's flexibility is paramount as the two front flanges of the Dan Hold permit unimpeded withdrawal in an emergency deployment when every second is critical. The Dan Hold comes with four pre-drilled 3/16″ clearance holes to offer simple, easy bulkhead attachment or rail / stanchion / pulpit mounting (using brackets not included). Adaptable to a wide variety of mounting options, Kydex can be easily drilled so that alignment with other attachment strong points is easy.

Optional rail mount fittings are available but not included (see below).

Other Applications

The Dan Hold also serves as a convenient holder for other items such as binoculars or items of similar size.

In stock (can be backordered)

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racing trimaran carries dan buoy in dan hold

Bulkhead mounted on Mighty Merloe, ORMA 60 trimaran

This thermoformed Kydex-T plastic holder is engineered to hold your SOS Marine dan buoy. It can be bulkhead mounted or rail / stanchion mounted with optional rail mount brackets.

Mounting Options

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 Hold on the aft end of the house in the cockpit area. You are welcome to contact us to discuss your mounting plans.

dan hold mounting brackets

Rail Mount Brackets (Available separately; sold one–by–one)

Mount on Railing

If stanchion, pulpit, or rail mounting suits your vessel better, you might use these Rail Mount Brackets (SKU RM100W - not included with Dan Hold - 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.


Dan Hold is off–white; optional rail–mount brackets are white.

Mounting Template

A bulkhead mounting template, to help with bulkhead hole placement, is included with your Dan Hold. This document also includes care, use, and installation tips!


Dan Buoy not included when you buy just this Dan Hold mounting bracket. Check the FAQs for answers to questions about the dan buoy.

Dan Hold™ Dan Buoy Holder was last modified: June 2nd, 2024 by

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9.875 × 8.25 × 3.25 in
Dimensions (metric)

254 x 210 x 83 mm

Internal dimensions

9.875 (open top) x 8 x 3 in

Internal dimensions (metric)

254 (open top) x 203 x 76 mm

Weight (metric)

under .45 kg


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