Puget Sound Pounder
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bainbridge Island, Port Madison, WA
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Re: Affordable GPS-EPIRB w/10 Year Battery Life
I sent off a note to KTI regarding their distribution in the US (I should have asked about Canada, sorry). Here is their reply:
Thank you for your enquiry regarding our EPIRB products. We do not currently have a distributor in USA.
Our model SA1 and SA1G EPIRBs have been approved by COSPAS-SARSAT for use both in and out of water and meet all requirements for leisure craft in Australia and New Zealand. In addition to COSPAS-SARSAT approval, some countries require additional certifications before these products can be sold within their jurisdiction. These often incur significant costs. At this time we have not pursued certifications specific to USA.
However, we can sell and ship individual product direct from our factory in Australia, pre-programmed with USA country code. We can also encode your vessel MMSI into the beacon prior despatch.