Liferaft and Lifejacket sales Australia
The purchase of a liferaft should not just be a click of a mouse button on a web shop. When a liferaft is launched in an emergency it will probably be the middle of the night in a storm.
It has to work as there are no backups.
Where you will stow the liferaft is very important. Will it be below deck or above. Maybe a stainless-steel cradle could be an option with the liferaft mounted on its side on a railing.
If the life raft is to be stowed below deck in a valise can it be easily launched in rough conditions and are all the crew strong enough to carry the liferaft on their own if someone is injured.
Another important factor is how many crew will normally be on board when the vessel is cruising offshore. Liferafts are manufactured in 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 person sizes. The wrong size liferaft would be very uncomfortable or could even dangerous in rough conditions.
Are there approved service stations in your local port? If you are heading to distant shores is the no-name brand you have found at a great price online supported internationally.
There has been a flood of grey import vessels into Australia over the last 10 years and many have arrived with a liferaft. A quick search online will find plenty of second-hand liferafts at a steal but there are no approved service stations in Australia.
About the Company
Situated south of Brisbane city on the east coast of Australia, Marinesafe Australia was established in 1991 and has its premises at Slacks Creek, 20 minutes south of the city. We cater for both international and domestic commercial vessels, the charter industry, racing and cruising enthusiasts.
The owners/directors of the company, Peter Campbell-Burns & Barbara Ward, have in excess of 70 years combined experience in the industry. Peter’s expertise is in sales and servicing of the liferafts and associated equipment. Barbara oversees the administration of the company which includes continual updating of the comprehensive computer data base of customers and their equipment…….read more