Switlik OPR Offshore Passage Raft

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The Switlik OPR Offshore Passage Raft is designed to be a light weight, high quality, modern version of the offshore life raft, complete with a convertible canopy system, heat sealed construction, and optional Toroidal Stability Device. The Switlik OPR provides 1,350 lbs. of inflated buoyancy and 24 sq. ft. of floor area, with total protection from the elements and excellent ventilation.

The OPR Offshore Passage Raft is built with four (4) boarding stations to make boarding from a boat or the water less difficult. Each boarding ladder has a wide, stiff step to make it easier to climb over twin tubes. The SWITLIK signature convertible canopy feature also allows passengers from any generation to quickly and safely get off your vessel and into the raft. Multiple entry points reduce the need for anyone to get in the water.

Unlike any other raft on the market, the OPR has a first of its kind 5 year service interval, which helps to reduce the overall cost of life raft ownership. Switlik have accomplished this through the combined use of their patented and military proven hermetically sealed packaging system and compressed air inflation. This better protects the raft?s materials and provides excellent cold weather inflation performance compared to traditional CO2 inflation systems.

With Switlik?s air charge inflation system, there is now a visible ?go/no go? pressure gauge to let you know when your raft is ready to deploy. Time sensitive survival equipment is packed in an external pocket to allow for updating without the cost of servicing the actual life raft.

The Switlik OPR comes standard with four (4) high-capacity rapidly deploying weight ballast bags. The water pockets provide weight to the raft to keep it stable during entry and exit. Or you can upgrade to the full wrap around Torodial Stability Device (TSD), which provides superior stability and has been proven by the USCG, the RAAF as well as other SAR Organizations worldwide, to be the best option for keeping a raft upright and stable during all conditions, including helicopter rescue.

The bright orange light which filters through the orange canopy fabric of other rafts can be a serious cause of seasickness. The soothing opaque blue coating that lines Switlik?s raft canopies prevents sunlight from passing through the canopy, so there is no flickering of light. The convertible canopy also provides four (4) openings to allow for ventilation, and 360° visibility.

The high visibility raft canopy fabric and strategically located reflective patches improve the visibility of the life raft during rescue. The OPR has an exterior light that is activated upon raft deployment, and SOLAS-grade reflective tape and patches located all around the raft.

Switlik OPR Offshore Passage Raft Features:

  • Life Raft:
      • Buoyancy in Salt Water: 1358 lb. (616 kg.)
      • Buoyancy in Fresh Water: 1324 lb. (600.6 kg.)
      • Inflated Raft Dimensions: 83.98" Width at flats (90.89" at corners)
      • Floor Area (Total): 24 sq. ft. (2.23 sq. m)
      • Operating Temperature Range: -22°F to +160°F
      • Buoyancy tube fabric: Polyurethane Coated Nylon
      • Inflation system: Air
  • Standard Equipment:
      • Auto Deploying Sea Anchor
      • Heaving Ring
      • Inflatable Floor
      • Manual Inflation Pump
      • Knife
      • Waterproof Solar Powered Flashlight
      • Repair Clamps (2 ea.)
  • Soft Valise Case:
      • Material: Nylon Cordura
      • Dimensions: 24''(L) x 14''(W) x 12''(H)
      • Weight: 49 lb. (22.7 kg.)
  • Fiberglass Hard Case:
      • Material: Hand Laid Fiberglass
        Dimensions: 31-1/2''(L) x 21-1/2''(W) x 13''(H)
        Weight: 72 lb. (32.7 kg.)

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