Life Raft FAQs

How often do I need to service my life raft?

-Most life rafts need to be serviced annually. There should be a placard or label on your raft listing the month and year it needs service.

What kind of rafts do you service?

-The odds are good we can take care of your raft, no matter what brand or type it is.

How do I know if I need a life raft?

-If your vessel travels more than 3 miles offshore, you are required to have a life raft.

 -Identify Life Raft Brand

-There should be placards (either printed decals or engraved sheet metal) on the life raft that help identify the type. Pay special attention to:

Raft Size/Capacity

-This should be easily found on the raft's placards.
Example: "4 PERSON" indicates 4-man capacity, "6 PERSON" indicates 6-man, etc.

Rentals

-Need a life raft for a couple weeks? Give us a call or stop by our facility and we will be happy to set you up with a life raft rental! 

The Raft's Manufacturer

-This can be identified by brand name stickers on the raft. Check out those logo graphics below for reference.

DBC 

DBC 

Zodiac 

Zodiac 

Guardian

Guardian

New Wave

New Wave

Crewsaver

Crewsaver

Toyo

Toyo

Viking

Viking

RFD/Revere

RFD/Revere

AVON

AVON

LSA

LSA

Jim-Buoy

Jim-Buoy

OVATEK

OVATEK

Beaufort

Beaufort

DSB

DSB

Dunlop

Dunlop

Fujikura

Fujikura

Winslow

Winslow

Givens Buoy

Givens Buoy

Switlik

Switlik

Sumitomo

Sumitomo

For additional questions about Life Rafts, give us a call