SAR-6 Transoceanic Raft

The Transoceanic SAR-6 is Switlik’s finest blue water offshore life raft as utilised by numerous professional search and rescue teams around the world. This rugged transoceanic life raft is constructed of our Nylon-HD abrasion resistant tube fabric and features an auto erecting convertible canopy, twin oversized tubes, and the patented Toroidal Stability Device for the ultimate stability. The boat shape design of the SAR-6 provides extra leg room for six people and offers the highest level of stability and protection from the elements, while our unique canopy design circulates fresh air throughout to mitigate seasickness and keep morale high.

The Transoceanic SAR-6 provides a superior design, designed for operations outside the range of rescue helicopters and features that facilitate a longer rescue mission

  • Suitable for around 6-8 with extra leg room
  • Boat shape design aiding stability
  • Safe and simple to enter due to robust canopy design
  • Carry-on-board
  • Can be fully enclosed for added protection
  • Allows good ventilation
  • Ease of storage
  • Quick to deploy
  • High freeboard keeps water out
  • Highly stable with limited occupants and whilst overloaded
  • Tested & approved by USCG and Royal Australian Air Force
  • Auto inflation
  • Highly visible

Description

Standard Features

  • 2 Heat sealed buoyancy chambers
  • Painter/Static line (length, 35 ft.)
  • Lifelines (inner)
  • Lifelines (outer)
  • Reflective patches
  • Topping off valve (4)/Pressure relief valve (6)
  • 2 Boarding steps w/ reinforced floating ladders Toroidal stability device
  • Water collector in canopy
  • Automatically activated exterior locator light
  • Automatically activated interior light
  • Sea anchor (automatically deployed)
  • Heaving ring and line
  • Raft use instructions/Owner’s manual Immediate action placard hanging from arch Tube 1 ea.
  • Floating knife
  • Independent heat sealed inflatable floor

Standard Equipment Pack

  • Waterproof solar powered flashlight
  • Manual inflation pump
  • Bailing bucket
  • Mirror
  • Sponges (2)
  • Whistle
  • Paddles (2)
  • Handheld Flare (3)
  • Parachute flare
  • First Aid Kit
  • Seasick Pills (qty. 36)
  • Can Opener
  • Drinking Cup
  • Repair Clamps (2)
  • Water (8 packs)
  • Survival Kit Bag
  • Scout knife
  • Water collection bag
  • Survival Manual

In addition there is a separate equipment pack

Life Raft

  • Buoyancy tube diameter: 10.25 in. (26.03 cm.)
  • Freeboard: 20.5 in. (52.07 cm.)
  • Inflated raft dimensions: 99 in. L x 69 in. W x 48.5 in. H
  • Floor area (Total): 24.5 sq. ft. (2.3 sq. m)
  • Buoyancy in fresh water: 1, 560 lbs. (707 kg.)
  • Buoyancy in salt water: 1,600 lbs. (726 kg.)
  • Cylinder charge pressure: 3,000 p.s.i.
  • Operating temperature range: -22°F to +160°F (-30°C and +66°C)
  • Inflation system: Air
  • Buoyancy tube fabric: 840 Denier Double coated nylon

Switlik Survival Products

 

Case options

Hard case option only

  • Fiberglass Hard Case
  • Weight: Starting at 124 lbs. (56 kg.) Dimensions: 36.5 in. L x 24 in. W x 13 in. H Material: Hand laid fiberglass
  • Aluminum cradle material: AL 6463 T55
  • Case colour: white

Optional equipment

Optional Equipment

  • Anodized aluminum deck mounting cradle
  • USCG approved hydrostatic release
  • Independent “Drop-Stitch” inflatable floor

Resources & Downloads

Switlik 2017 Marine Raft Overview

Service & Support

5 yearly servicing is recommended by the manufacturer.