In the unfortunate event of a boat engine malfunction, a storm, rogue wave, sick passenger or any other unexpected event on the water you should have a VHF radio at hand to radio for help. And if there is heavy rain, large waves or your boat capsizes you’ll need a radio that is waterproof and floats should it fall overboard.

This 3 watt radio from Digitech fits the bill. It is waterproof (IP67), floats, covers all the international VHF marine channels, transmits up to 10km, one-touch emergency channel 16 and a power saving switch if you are just communicating with other boats on the water nearby.

Charge using the supplied charging cradle with mains adaptor or 12V cigarette lighter lead (available separately).

Available now for only $99. Part number MDC206