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Switlik Offshore Life Rafts from Avalon Rafts

Switlik Marine - Life Rafts and Man Overboard Survival Solutions

Avalon Rafts is an authorized sales and service center for Switlik Offshore Life Rafts. Please review the information below then call for more information about Switlik offshore life rafts and other marine safety equipment.

Switlik Products Featured on this page: SAR-6 | OPR | OPR-HD

SAR-6

Switlik SAR-6 Offshore raft

Superior design,
incredible track record.


The SAR-6 is the raft of choice of professional search and rescue teams around the world. The rugged offshore life raft features an auto erecting convertible canopy, twin over sized tubes, the patented toroidal ballast system for improved stability, and a choice of two different heat sealed floors. The boat shape design provides extra leg room for six people and offers the highest level of protection from the elements in both coastal and offshore situations.

OPR

Switlik OPR Raft overview

SWITLIK Signature convertible canopy.
The Convertible Canopy System allows the OPR to be inflated with the canopy still furled. This allows for easier boarding from either the water or your vessel. Once in the OPR, you can quickly inflate the arch tubes with the separate C02 inflation system and zip close the Bimini top cover for protection.
Switlik OPR signature canopy

Four boarding steps with ladders to get in quickly.
The wide, sturdy steps and stiffened rung ladders allow you to easily climb over the twin tubes from any side, even wearing a life jacket. Whether the canopy is furled, or the arch tubes are up, you can get multiple people into the raft, fast.

Lightest and most compact.
The OPR provides all the performance and quality of SWITLIK’s other offshore rafts in half the weight. The OPR is vacuum sealed with an air charge inside either a soft valise or hard fiberglass container. Both options are compact enough to be carried aboard a boat of any size and handled by any passenger.

Designed for you.
Serious thought went into every detail and component of the OPR’s design. From the soothing blue interior and ventilated canopy that help to prevent sea sickness and increase visibility, to the reflective components and stabilizing features, the OPR was designed with your comfort and safety in mind.

Switlik OPR raft
Quality Materials

superior construction.

Board quick and easy.

Boarding a life raft from a boat or the water can be difficult. That is why the OPR is built with four (4) boarding stations. Each boarding ladder has a wide, stiff step to make it easier to climb over twin tubes.
Switlik OPR quick loading fluid water entry

Switlik OPR boarding
When there’s a need for speed


The SWITLIK signature convertible canopy feature also allows passengers from any generation to quickly get off your vessel and safely into the raft. Multiple entry points reduce the need for anyone to get in the water.








Switlik OPR case5 Year Service Interval.

Unlike any other raft on the market, the OPR’s soft valise and hard container options each have a first of its kind 5 year service interval. This extended service interval helps to reduce the overall cost of life raft ownership. SWITLIK accomplished this in a responsible manner through the combined use of our 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 versus traditional CO2 inflation systems.

Switlik OPR raft case ready
Be confident your raft is ready.


With SWITLIK’s air charge inflation system, there is now a visible “go/no go” pressure gauge that lets you know your raft is ready to deploy. Time sensitive survival equipment is packed in an external pocket allowing for updating without the cost of servicing the actual life raft.

 

 

 

Switlik OPR toroidal stability deviceStay put on the water.

The OPR comes standard with four high-capacity rapidly deploying weight 
ballast bags. The water pockets provide weight to the raft to keep it stable during entry and exit. The OPR is also upgradable to the full wrap around Torodial Stability Device (TSD). The SWITLIK TSD 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 stable and upright during all conditions including the helicopter rescue.

Switlik OPR righting the raft
Righting the raft.


Your life raft was designed to inflate right-side up. However, wind and waves may cause it to inflate upside down. If this happens, the boarding ladder can be reversed to help you easily right the raft. Climbing the ladder nearest to the inflation cylinder you can use the righting strap to help pull yourself up, and flip the raft over.

Switlik OPR visibility ventilation
Ventilation and Visibility.


A serious cause of seasickness is the bright orange light which filters through the orange canopy fabric of other rafts. 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 openings to allow for ventilation, and 360° of visibility.

Switlik OPR SOLAS grade reflection tape patches
Reflection is key.


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, as well as SOLAS-grade reflective tape and patches located all around the raft.

 

ISO-9650 OPR-HD

Switlik OPR raft
Quality Materials

superior construction.

SWITLIK’s OPR-HD is designed to be a high quality, heavy duty ISO-9650 compliant version of the OPR, with a convertible canopy system, Toroidal Stability Device and heat sealed construction. The OPR-HD provides 1,350 lbs. of inflated buoyancy and 24 sq. ft. of floor area and offers excellent ventilation as well as total protection from the elements.

Switlik OPR-HD boarding
Board quick and easy.


Boarding a life raft from a boat or the water can be difficult. That is why the OPR is built with four (4) boarding stations. Each boarding ladder has a wide, stiff step to make it easier to climb over twin tubes.

Switlik OPR-HD quick loading fluid water entry

Switlik OPR raft case readySwitlik OPR caseBe confident your raft is ready.

With SWITLIK’s air charge inflation system, there is now a visible “go/no go” pressure gauge that lets you know your raft is ready to deploy. Time sensitive survival equipment is packed in an external pocket allowing for updating without the cost of servicing the actual life raft.

Switlik OPR HD TSD system
Stay put on the water.


The OPR-HD comes standard with SWITLIK's patented full wrap around Torodial Stability Device (TSD). The SWITLIK TSD 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 stable and upright during all conditions including the helicopter rescue.

Switlik OPR righting the raft
Righting the raft.


Your life raft was designed to inflate right-side up. However, wind and waves may cause it to inflate upside down. If this happens, the boarding ladder can be reversed to help you easily right the raft. Climbing the ladder nearest to the inflation cylinder you can use the righting strap to help pull yourself up, and flip the raft over.

Switlik OPR visibility ventilation
Ventilation and Visibility.


A serious cause of seasickness is the bright orange light which filters through the orange canopy fabric of other rafts. 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 openings to allow for ventilation, and 360° of visibility.

Switlik OPR SOLAS grade reflection tape patches
Reflection is key.


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, as well as SOLAS-grade reflective tape and patches located all around the raft.

 


(877) 63-RAFTS · 877.637.2387 or (310) 549-9665

Avalon Rafts Sales & Service Inc.
218 Marine Ave.
Wilmington, California 90744
Los Angeles / Long Beach Ports
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