When we saw that an unlucky American boat owner set his boat on fire we couldn't help but feel he would have been better with an Electronic Flare. The Ocean Signal EDF1 has the folloiwng advantages over standard pyrotechnic flares;
- Multiple use vs single use
- Lasts up to 11 hours vs minutes
- Can be sent easily vs 'dangerous goods'
- No risk of injury vs potential for serious burns
- Won't set your boat on fire
- Safe for children
The advantages really stack up, and while you must still carry pyro flares for meeting safety regulations, I know which I'd rather have in my grab bag.