OLAS Float-On Torch and Strobe 'Intelligent Torch’

OLAS Float-On Torch and Strobe 'Intelligent Torch’

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OLAS Float-On Torch and Strobe 'Intelligent Torch’

Product overview

logoOLAS: Overboard Location Alert System

Float-On is a floating strobe torch that helps locate an MOB using Alert and Find mobile technology. The Float-On torch can be named individually and allocated to a crewmember, or attached to a dan buoy or horseshoe.

Product ID: 39669


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The OLAS system uses logo technology to create a wearable crew tracking and overboard location alert system.

The Float-On is a waterproof, floating pocket torch which uniquely integrates Exposure’s MOB technology. A multi-functional safety aid and flashlight for both novice and experienced boaters.
When thrown overboard, or worn by a person going overboard, it will float. MOB technology senses 6 seconds of water connection and activates the strobe light, flashing once every second for up to 24 hours, visible up to 3 nautical miles away. Separated and sunken water connection terminals ensure the MOB technology is only active when submerged in water
Fitting in the palm of a hand, a feature button offers easy location in the dark. The lens is effective as a distance torch whilst also emitting side light to ensure complete all-round visibility when acting as a position indicating light or strobe. The Float-On can be easily stowed on any existing safety gear or in a lifejacket pocket.  

  • Waterproof
  • Floating
  • Water activated strobe
  • Battery feedback
  • Fast charge
  • USB Rechargeable
Maximum Lumens 120
Power modes (Lumens) 120 / 50 / 10
Runtimes (hours) 1 / 3 / 20
Weight (grams) 45
Dimensions (mm) 83 x 34
Charge time (hours) 3

In an MOB situation OLAS will sound an alarm and record the latitude and longitude of the incident using the phone or tablet's GPS. In the event that the skipper or a crew member has gone overboard OLAS helps direct the remaining crew on a successful MOB recovery and communication with emergency services
NOTE: The OLAS app will give directions back to the last known alert GPS position as recorded by the mobile device when the incident occurred. The OLAS app does not live track the OLAS torch location after the connection has broken.  The OLAS torch is not a GPS transmitter.

With a clear line of sight your OLAS Float-On torch connects with the APP for up to 50 meters range.  However it is advised that the OLAS system is used on yachts up to 50ft (15.25m) as other elements, such as masts and superstructures, can cause signal loss. It is important to keep the mobile/tablet in a location which achieves connection at all points, this should be checked when the Tags are initially synced.


Alert CompassImage of Compass Screen

The compass gives a simple clear visual aid to steer to the direction where the alert occurred. An arrow points to the logged coordinates and tells you the compass bearing and distance to return to the incident co-ordinates. 

Alert GPS CoordinatesGPS Screen example

The Alert Latitude and Longitude are stored along with the time of the incident and the vessels current Latitude and Longitude.  This is displayed clearly on the screen allowing the user to easily inform the rescue services of the important information.

VHF Distress ProcedureVHF Screen

OLAS APP walks you through making a DSC Distress alert and MAYDAY call.  In a stressful situation it’s easy for even experienced sailors to ‘go blank’.  Every second is vital.
Pre-set your OLAS APP with your vessel information, such as vessel name, call sign and MMSI. This will be integrated into the distress call procedure along with the coordinates of the alert.

MOB RescueRescue Screen

The screens offer brief reminders on the best techniques to rescue an MOB when under sail and when under motor.

Call Emergency NumberTelephone call screen

The emergency number feature allows you to pre-select your local emergency number, such as 112 in Europe. This feature is accessed in Emergency information. Alternatively there is the option to enter a personal emergency number such as a sister vessel contact number.
In an MOB situation you can select which number you wish to call.

Delivery info

Where products are in stock you should expect delivery within 3 working days. For next day delivery the cut-off time is 2pm. Orders received after 2pm will be despatched the following day for delivery the day after.

Delivery for Chart Art is 10 working days.

Returns during the Christmas period. We will accept the return of any product (excluding custom made products such as rope, rigging, sails or canvas work, or audio or video recordings or computer software which has been unsealed by you) up to January 31 2015. Please download our returns form (PDF).

If goods are not in stock and delivery is going to be longer than 30 days Storrar Marine Ltd will contact you to discuss options. Storrar Marine Ltd will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by you through any reasonable or unavoidable delay in delivery.

We charge strictly at cost for delivery, however for orders over £100, delivery is free to UK addresses.* Free delivery will be applied to the cart at the checkout payment stage (if applicable).

If delivery is to the UK mainland, excluding the Scottish Highlands, charges are
<1kg £4.99
>1 <2 £6.99
>2 <10 £7.99
>10 <20 £9.99
>20 <30 £15.99
>30 <40 £39.99
Oversize items £59.99
Flares £18.99

*Free UK delivery is restricted to England, Wales and Lowland Scotland. It does not include Northern Scotland, or Islands or Northern Ireland. Restricted to maximum 30kg and 1.5m in length, it does not apply to bulky products; dinghies, outboards, or hazardous products; liferafts, or pyrotechnics (Flares). Free delivery is for a single complete shipment of an order.

Extra charges apply for next day deliveries and Saturday deliveries, and deliveries to Highlands, Islands and Northern Ireland. If you are fortunate enough to be in the Channel Islands, please use Jersey or Guernsey as the country to get the ex-VAT figures.

Small, but valuable items such as Electronic Charts are charged at the £6.99 rate as we usually send by courier so they can be tracked. Rolled up Admiralty charts are £4.99, but Admiralty folios are packed flat and too large to go by post and are £6.99.

Delivery charges may be changed without notice. Any overcharge of delivery cost will be refunded.

We cannot predict the cost to ship hazardous materials outside of UK. If your purchase includes a gas inflating lifejacket we can send it overseas only by first removing the gas bottle. You will have to find a local source to replace this bottle for the lifejacket to function. We cannot send re-arm kits overseas.

We cannot send other hazardous goods including liferafts, paint and antifouling overseas without first getting a special delivery quotation. After all these hurdles we put up, please do not be alarmed - if you need a liferaft delivered to the Baltic, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, simply contact us for a quote. You can be confident our delivered price will still be better than local sourcing.

For delivery outside the EC, you must observe and comply with all applicable regulations and legislation, including obtaining all necessary customs, import or other permits to purchase goods from our site. You will be responsible for payment of any import duties and taxes. The importation or exportation of certain types of goods to you may be prohibited by certain national laws. Storrar Marine Ltd make no representation and accept no liability in respect of the export or import of the goods you purchase. 

The majority of our deliveries need to be signed for, therefore we would recommend using a delivery address where somebody will be around to do this during normal working hours. ie your office or place of work.


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