Survitec Group, wishes Alex Thomson GOOD LUCK in his daring bid to become the first British winner of the prestigious Vendée Globe
4 November 2016

With only a few days to go until the start of the Vendée Globe there is a tangible buzz of excitement in the air. Hundreds of hours have been spent perfecting the sailing strategy, honing the design of the impressive Hugo Boss IMOCA 60, and equipping the boat with the vital safety equipment required.

As the only unassisted non-stop solo round the world race, the Vendée Globe demands a high level of preparation and the very best safety equipment to ensure both skipper and boat are race ready. On board the Hugo Boss IMOCA 60 there is an array of safety products supplied by Survitec Group, including:

  • SurvitecZodiac Xtrem
  • Crewsaver ISO Ocean liferaft
  • ErgoFit 290N Extreme lifejackets & accessories
  • McMurdo emergency location beacons
  • Crewsaver immersion suits
  • First aid kits
  • Pains Wessex pyrotechnics
  • Fire extinguishers
  • EchoMax
  • Horseshoe buoys


“The Vendée Globe is unlike any other sporting challenge, it’s not only about competing; it’s about staying alive. It’s about survival. Knowing we have Crewsaver equipment on board means we can focus on racing and performance” – Alex Thomson, Alex Thomson Racing


As part of Survitec Group’s safety partnership with ATR, Crewsaver adapted their ErgoFit 290N EX lifejacket to incorporate the distinctive honeycomb detailing as seen on the Hugo Boss IMOCA 60. The ErgoFit 290N EX provides the very best in lifejacket safety technology with an ergonomic Fusion 3D design for an unrestricting and comfortable fit that is essential for the serious ocean racer such as Alex. 


From all of the Crewsaver team we wish Alex Thomson the best of luck and safe sailing in his daring bid to become the first British winner of the prestigious Vendée Globe. Good luck!


Click to visit the Crewsaver facebook page to watch Crewsaver's good luck message to Alex.