What are the best life rafts?

  • Seago 4 Man ISO 9650-2 Sea Cruiser Life Raft.
  • Viking 6 Man ISO 9650-1 RescYou Pro Offshore Life Raft.
  • Ocean Safety 4 Man Ocean Standard Life Raft.
  • Lalizas 4 Man Compact Leisure Life Raft – With Canopy.
  • Crewsaver 6 Man Under 24hr ISO 9650-1 Ocean Life Raft.

What should I look for in a life raft?

An inflatable canopy covering the entire raft. Large ballast bags suspended below the raft to stabilize it in high winds or waves. A boarding platform to make the raft easier to enter from the water. A substantial survival kit to support the rated number of occupants with food and water for more than 24 hours.

What is the use of the HR unit for life raft?

A hydrostatic release unit or HRU is a pressure activated mechanism designed, to automatically deploy a life raft, when certain conditions are met. In case a vessel sinks, the HRU will activate and release the life raft on a depth between 1,5 and 4 meters.

How often does a liferaft need serviced?

2.3 ORC liferafts (ISAF OSR Appendix 1 Part 1), and all liferafts stored in valises, should be serviced at least annually at a service station accredited by the manufacturer.

How often should a life raft be serviced?

The manufacturer of your life raft does have a recommended service interval. Today the most common is every three (3) years although there are still rafts which annual servicing is recommended.

What are life rafts made out of?

Rafts may be made of natural rub- ber, butyl rubber, polyurethane, neoprene, or PVC (polyvinylchloride). Each has its advantages and disadvantages.


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