The new Crewsaver ISO Ocean Liferaft officially launched to the trade during METS 2013. The new raft promises to be lightweight and compact, the Crewsaver ISO Ocean Liferaft is easy to store and takes up minimal deck space, whilst offering complete confidence in an emergency, being deployed in just 40 seconds.
Approved to ISO 9650-1, the Crewsaver ISO Ocean Liferaft is manufactured to the highest quality standards and builds on the success of previous Crewsaver leisure liferafts, yet benefits from improved performance and easier handling.
Stand out features include the highly durable yet lightweight PU material that provides long lasting resistance to corrosion and abrasion. High volume water pockets also ensure maximum liferaft stability when inflated and a simple to close but tough canopy, manufactured in high visibility orange to SOLAS standards, provides added protection from the elements. The canopy is also fitted with an internal and external strobe light to make it easier for search and rescue teams locate the liferaft at night.
Other features include a semi-rigid boarding ramp for quick, easy and safe boarding, as well as interior and exterior lifelines to help occupants stabilise themselves in heavy seas. The liferaft is supplied in either a weather proof valise or an innovative, sleek, lightweight container, which includes side handles, to make transportation easier and features a document/certificate holder. Three emergency pack options provide rations for under 24 hour, over 24 hour and SOLAS B operation.
Said Greg O’Brien, Crewsaver Sales and Marketing Manager: "We are very pleased to launch the Crewsaver ISO Ocean Liferaft after many months of dedicated research and development. This liferaft is a game changer for our leisure customers. The design is not only more compact and takes up minimum deck stowage space, but it is also lightweight and robust.