Switlik’s MOM600 introduces a simple new concept to boating safety. Whether you need to escape unexpectedly from your boat or retrieve a man overboard, the compact throwable rescue platform fits the bill. When the need arises, simply open the corner flap to expose the contents for deployment, then throw the entire package to the MOB, or tie off to your boat. Once the MOM600 hits the water, the water-activated inflator takes over, initiating inflation of a fully reversible, easily boarded platform that provides 600 pounds of buoyancy. A water-activated strobe and reflective lifeline patches enhance visibility in low light conditions. The MOM600 is not intended for extended durations afloat, but provides an affordable alternative for near shore situations where rescue is imminent. Best of all? The MOM’s hermetically-sealed vacuum pack allows for a previously unheard of five-year recommended service interval. Retails for $999. For more information, go to www.switlik.com.