Life rafts are designed to provide shelter for crew members endangered from a capsized, burning or sinking boat. It can be the most important piece of safety equipment on your boat when you have the right raft for your needs. Some things to consider when selecting a raft is determining what type of cruising you are taking part in. Are you cruising offshore, sailing off on a voyage around the states, fishing a tournament offshore? If you said "yes" to any of those options then you are a candidate for needing protection offered from a liferaft.
Why Do You Need a Life Raft?
- To be prepared for worse-case situations. Create a standard operating procedures checklist and review with your crew so everyone is on the same page and is aware of safety items you have on the vessel. Last ditch effort would be gathering all crewmembers and launching your raft.
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