We are proud to offer the best Search and Rescue Transponders (SARTs) and AIS SARTs on the market. Our SARTs are compact, rugged, and easy to use, making them ideal for a wide range of applications. We offer a variety of SART models to meet your specific needs, and our team is always available to help you choose the right transponder for your requirements. We also offer a full line of SART batteries, chargers, and accessories. Whether you need a single transponder or a complete Search and Rescue system, we have the products and expertise to meet your needs. Contact us today to learn more about our Search and Rescue Transponders.


  • The Search and Rescue Transponder (SART) is an essential piece of safety equipment for vessels traveling in open water.
  • SARTs are required by law in many parts of the world, and for a good reason: they can save lives.
  • Made of fiber-reinforced plastic, the SART is capable of floating free of the survival craft.
  • Operating on the 9GHz frequency band (9.2 to 9.5 GHz), it generates a series of clips on the radar it is interrogated by (3 cm/X Band radar).

Search And Rescue Transponder – The Most Efficient Position Indicator In Times Of Distress

You have therefore boarded your survival craft, but you now require rescue. Even with proper ship searching, pinpointing your precise location can be very difficult. A SART can be useful in this situation. They get their attention by drawing on the radar screen of passing vessels. When successfully activated, they increase your chances of being saved by pointing rescuers in the right direction. Mariners have traditionally utilized radar SARTs to signal ships they are in difficulty in an emergency. However, AIS SARTs have a number of advantages, such as the capacity to relay the life raft’s heading and speed and the ability to see around headlands. Although it is not necessary by law for most recreational vessels to include a SART, offshore fishermen, long-distance cruisers, and bluewater passage makers may wish to consider including one in their safety equipment inventory. The Radar SART will broadcast a 9GHz radio signal when activated by the radar signal. To locate the ship, liferaft, or boat in distress, use the radar to pick up its launch signal. The RADAR-SART, however, is unable to transmit its own position. According to the scanning point azimuth and distance, the radar can only roughly calculate the position of the RADAR-SART. Its internal AIS-SART GPS receiver allows it to broadcast its own precise location, making search and rescue operations simple. The AIS-SART alternately broadcasts on both of the two VHF channels (CH2087 and CH2088). The choice to include a Search and Rescue Transponder in your onboard safety equipment is sometimes an issue of economic restrictions because both the EPIRB and SART are in the same general price range. Keep in mind that the SART has features that the EPIRB does not. Specifically, the ability to be quickly located by any nearby ship with conventional marine radar, even in the worst conditions. Are you looking for the best SARTs and more details on them? Fill in our contact form and get the apt solution from the experts.