About McMurdo

McMurdo leads the world in the design and manufacture of emergency beacons, Tracking and Monitoring solutions and Navigation Infrastructure systems for use on land and at sea.  Employing the latest state of the art technology McMurdo’s world class products and solutions are used by organisations such as the US Coastguard and the Royal Navy as well as commercial and leisure users worldwide.

Our Team

As part of a global company, McMurdo appreciates how the power of individuals, teamwork and cultural diversity work to provide superior experiences for both our customers and our employees.  This is a vision brought to reality through a strong business culture which stimulates the development of:

Innovation and High Performance: Through a comprehensive understanding of the needs of our customers, the development of market trends and internal competencies we work hard to discover hidden opportunities and and create value.

Continuous Improvement: We are not content with merely maintaining a high level of service and performance, we have a culture which encourages all to continually work in improving everything that we do.

Agility: Strength and flexibility of approach means that we can rapidly adapt to new opportunities and keep in step with the changing needs of the business.

Global Esprit de Corps: McMurdo are part of a multinational family with a strong business culture focused on common goals.

Great People:  McMurdo recognize that our success relies on continually providing development and training to help our people grow.  We are proud of the contribution that our individual team members make and are committed to helping them achieve their best.


A world leader in the development and manufacture of high-tech electronics, McMurdo was first established in 1937 and entered the marine safety market with the launch of its range of marine safety lights during World War 2.

Since then, McMurdo has worked continuously to establish itself as the leading brand in the marine safety sector with a range of powerful and innovative products for both the marine and commercial markets.

1991: LDT-61 EPIRB launched

1992: McMurdo introduces the RT-260 EPIRB and also its first IMO Radar SART

1999: With GMDSS regulations coming into force in this year, the revolutionary E3 EPIRB is launched - the first to be aimed at the leisure and commercial markets.

2000: EPIRB performance and accuracy is further enhanced with the release of the G4 Precision range of GPS EPIRBs.

2001: McMurdo took personal safety to a new level with the introduction of the Fastfind 406MHz PLB, offering the functionality of an EPIRB in an ultra-compact handheld unit that could be carried by individual crew members.

2002: The NAV5 and NAV6 range of NAVTEX receivers from ICS are added to the product range.

2003: The market-leading S4 9gHz  Radar SART is introduced

2005: Introduction of the GMDSS Colour NAVTEX

2006: McMurdo released several key products in this year – the new Smartfind range of EPIRBs and also the C-1 IMO black box S-VDR float free capsule with EPIRB.  A partnership with the RNLI also produced the Guardian fishing safety and MOB recovery system.

2009: The world’s smallest PLB – the Fast Find 200 range – is launched, offering safety and security in a pocket sized package.

2010: The Smartfind S5 - the first IMO approved AIS-SART – is introduced, offering GMDSS mandate vessels an alternative to Radar.

2011: McMurdo continue to innovate with the launch of the first ever AIS based MOB survivor recovery system, the Smartfind S10 and S20 personal MOB beacons.

2012: McMurdo consolidates its position at the cutting edge of AIS technology with the addition of the Smartfind M5 and M10 AIS transponders to the range.


Press Contacts

Eloise Jakeman
+44 (0)1460 241641

David Pilvelait, COO - USA
Home Port Marine Marketing
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