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Ocean Safety Ultralite ISO 9650-1 liferaft 

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The Ocean UltraLite liferaft utilizes carbon composite technology to achieve an amazing 30% weight reduction, compared to the traditional range of Ocean ISO liferafts.

This next generation of liferafts offers the obvious benefits of a light weight solution for yacht designers but most importantly larger liferafts are now easier to handle and deploy.

With an up to 24 hour survival pack a 10 man canister UltraLite weighs little more than a 4 man valise liferaft.

Specifically designed for offshore use, the Ocean Safety ISO liferafts meet the requirements of:

  • ISO 9650-1 International Standards Organisation
  • ISAF. International Sailing Federation
  • YA. Yachting Australia

Available in 6, 8, 10 and 12 person sizes

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Liferaft features:

  • High visibility colours.
  • Superior boarding system.
  • Water ballast exceeds ISO requirements:
    • 4, 6 & 8 man = 4 x 75L = 300L
    • 10 & 12 man = 6 x 75L = 450L
  • Vacuum packing.
  • SOLAS Approved lithium lighting systems.
  • A self-erecting canopy fitted with high-density retro reflective tape for easy detection at night.
  • An internal ladder coupled with a boarding platform allows you to slide on board more easily.
  • Three independent buoyancy chambers (including arch).
  • Standard recommended service interval of 2 years.
  • Rainwater collector.
  • Observation and ventilation port.
  • Heavy duty drogue and line.
  • Pictorial instructions printed on the raft.
  • Designed, tested and made in the UK
  • Ration bags containing regulatory safety equipment such as: food rations, water provisions, signalling equipment etc.



Buoyancy – New high tenacity nylon coated PU in a sandwich construction, providing a greater wear resistance and a longer service life. – Highly visible yellow buoyancy for maximum visual impact.

Canopy – PU coated nylon for a longer life.


Buoyancy – Tubular construction ensuring only 2 internal seams are used, significantly reducing abrasive damage during use. – New inflation system tested to SOLAS standard.

Floor – Fully bonded floor allowing repairs during use whilst maintaining full insulation.

Cellular foam floor with aluminium coating

A particularly innovative sandwich design incorporates a cellular foam layer between a fabric base and aluminium film top layer. The layer of aluminium film reflects back natural body heat providing protection and insulation from the cold of the water. This system offers superior insulation, lighter weight and needs no inflation system to work compared to an old-fashioned inflatable floor which may be easily punctured.


Valise or canister?

Ocean Safety Ultralite liferafts are available in either a black valise or a lightweight black carbon fibre canister. When possible, a canister is recommended to offer the best protection against wear and tear and the elements. A canister can be left on deck or mounted in the stern of a sailing yacht. A liferaft in a valise should be protected from the elements and care should be taken to keep it clear from sharp objects. It will need to be stowed in a location that permits it to be brought on deck quickly and easily.

Dimensions below are for liferafts packed with <24hr pack.

 Liferaft Cannister <24hr pack Liferaft Valise <24hr pack 
SizeDimensons (cm)Weight (kg)Dimensons (cm)Weight (kg)
6 person79 x 52 x 282876 x 45 x 2629
8 person79 x 52 x 283576 x 45 x 2632.5
10 person79 x 52 x 283686 x 50 x 3033.5
12 person79 x 52 x 2839.586 x 50 x 3037