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Switlik Man Overboard Modules from Avalon Rafts

Switlik Marine - Life Rafts and Man Overboard Survival Solutions

Avalon Rafts is an authorized seller service center of Switlik marine and aviation safety products. Please call to talk with one of our Switlik inflatable safety and survival products experts at: (877) 637-2387 or (310) 549-9665

Switlik Products Featured on this page:  MOM-8S | Tech Float

Switlik MOM 8S flotation deviceMOM-8S

Because it Happens.

The MOM 8-S, is designed to provide the market with a lighter, smaller version of the current MOM 8-A. The unit consists of Switlik's new Underarm Flotation Device (UFD), Inflatable Pylon and Sea Anchor. The MOM 8-S meets World Sailing Offshore Racing Special Regulation 4.22.1 for Man Overboard Lifebuoys and the Pacific International Yachting Organization Special Regulations as Life Saving Equipment in Section 5.6. The MOM 8-S is the new sailing safety standard. The soft pack valise is made of Herculite® 80 Laminated Nylon. This case is tear and abrasion resistant, impermeable, mildew/rot resistant, UV resistant and easy to clean.
ISAF World Sailing

The MOM-8S meets ISAF & The Pacific International Yachting Organization Regulations.

Switlik MOM 8SQuick Deployment

pull to inflate, again & again.

The MOM 8-S is rigged for manual inflation. Uponreleasing the one-touch buckle and pulling an easy to grab red handle on the valise, the unit will inflate and fall to the water, detaching from the boat to stay with the victim. There is a failsafe to ensure both the UFD and Pylon inflate once fired off.

NOTE: This unit is NOT rigged for automatic inflation. Meaning you don't have to worry about it firing off if it catches spray from waves or the hose.

The MOM 8-S is 
Self-serviceable with a 1-Year service interval.

MOM 8S by Switlik Marine
Superior Flotation

35 lbs. Buoyancy

Switlik’s new UFD provides 35+ Lbs. of inflated buoyancy, keeping the Person in Water (PIW) head and shoulders out of the water more effectively than traditional means of rescue flotation. This allows for the victim to assist in their own rescue.

MOM 8S Female
Be visible.

Remain in place.

When inflated, the ballasted Locator Pylon has a 6-foot waterline height. Located on top of the pylon is a water-activated, lithium-powered, flashing light with 5 years of life. The light can be seen nearly one nautical mile away under normal night conditions. The pylon has 2 SOLAS reflective panels to aid the boat's search.
Tethered to the horseshoe and the pylon is a 16" diameter, ballasted, self-opening Sea Anchor to reduce downwind drift keeping the victim in the same position as when they went overboard.

MOM 8S and Drogue - Switlik

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Techfloat Lift and Rescue Device” for multi-season water rescue.

Switlik Techfloat water rescue systemThe Techfloat integrates a throw line with an under arm inflatable device that provides 35 Lbs. of buoyancy. The braided line and integrated tubular webbing combine to provide 1,600+ Lbs. of lifting strength.

The unit was designed to be self-serviceable, and can be used by Police and Fire Responders in multiple rescue scenarios including:

  • Swift Water
  • Still Water
  • Ice
  • High Angle

The TechFloat is worn with an over-the-shoulder strap, which connects the rescuer directly to the victim and leaves both hands free. The inflatable is removed from its valise, and easily thrown to the victim. The unit comes with 100 feet of highly durable floating line and has water-activated inflation. After activation, the victim places the inflated bladder around themselves, and the rescuer is free to retrieve the victim by means of the line attached between them.

Switlik Techfloat lifting strengthLift to safety
1,600+ Lbs lifting strength.

“Person in Water” (PIW) Rescue Responders now have a device that combines buoyancy for the victim with 100 feet of floating line for two-handed retrieval. Over 1,600 Lbs. of lifting strength allow for individuals to be hoisted to safety.

Switlik Techfloat Superior FlotationSuperior Flotation
35 lbs. Buoyancy

Switlik’s new Underarm Flotation Device (UFD) provides 35 Lbs. of buoyancy, keeping the PIW’s head and shoulders out of the water more effectively than traditional means of rescue flotation. This allows for the victim to assist in their own rescue.

Switlik Techfloat tetheredStay connected.
To your person or a stationary object.

A quick-disconnect buckle has been added to the shoulder strap for use in swift water rescue scenarios, and can be used to tie-off to a stationary object.


  • Switlik Techfloat person in water rescue system100 ft of 1/4" High Visibility Multi-filament Polypropylene Floating Line (Yellow)
  • Quick-disconnect snap shackle attached to the shoulder strap for use in swift water rescue scenarios. Can be used to tie-off unit to a stationary object.
  • Webbing enclosed over-the-shoulder strap connects rescuer directly to the Person in Water (PIW) and leaves both hands free to assist in rescue Water-activated auto-inflation system
  • 1,600 lb. lifting strength for hoisting PIW out of water
  • Self-rearming kits available that include replacement cylinder and inflation bobbin
  • Intended for first responder use in emergencies involving: Swift Water • Still water • Ice • High angle

made in USASpecifications:

Bag Dimensions: 13"L x 8"H x 5"W Weight: 4.5 lbs.
Bag Material: Coated Nylon Bag Color: Orange/Black
Line Material: W' Multi-filament Polypropylene Floating Line Underarm: 351b inflated buoyancy
Horseshoe Material: Double Coated Polyurethane Nylon (21OD) Chest Straps: 1" nylon web. with Quick Release Buckle
Inflation: Replaceable 33g CO2 Cylinder Deflation: Via oral valve
Techfloat Rearm Kit: p/n S-4121-1

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Avalon Rafts South
Avalon Rafts South LLC
1725 Harding Ave
National City CA 91950
619 587-1953
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