WINSLOW™Life Rafts
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   WINSLOW™ Life Rafts are ideal for inshore day sailing, coastal cruising, serious racing and extended blue water sailing. Because of the lightweight and compact design, WINSLOW™ Life Rafts are easy to handle and simple to store. When it comes to the safety of you and your family, there can be no compromise.  
  WINSLOW™ Life Rafts are built to the highest standards with no compromise on strength, durability or seaworthiness. The WINSLOW™ Super-Light compact design is 45% to 60% lighter, making it convenient to deploy by almost anyone onboard, greatly improving everyone’s survival odds.  
   WINSLOW™ Life Rafts are the only life rafts to be heralded with top honors and the number one rating in every category – offshore, coastal and inshore – by Practical Sailor. WINSLOW™ Life Rafts are so highly respected that, in addition, they were awarded “Gear of the Year” by Practical Sailor. So why choose a second rate life raft? No one builds a better life raft, no one builds a safer life raft and no one builds a higher quality life raft than WINSLOW™ …No One!

Remember, when everything else fails…your WINSLOW™ won’t!
 
WINSLOW Sailboat Life Rafts


Ocean Rescue

The world's best life raft, the WINSLOW™ Ocean Rescue™ is not just for blue water sailors! The WINSLOW™ Ocean Rescue™ is so completely outfitted that there are no available options. Included standard with the Ocean Rescue™ is a tripod arch, three position, auto inflatable stay erect canopy system with Sure-Seal™ closures on all openings, four zippered viewing ports, three boarding stations, inflatable insulated double floor, water activated interior and exterior survivor locator lights, canopy mounted strobe, 406 Mhz EPIRB, PUR “06” Watermaker, righting ladder with two inch contrasting and bowed webbing (Practical Sailor’s “Best solution seen”), “top rated” auto deploying hemispherical drogue, Cape Horn Ballast System™, extra wide EZGrip™ lifelines and survival gear storage pockets. With superior stability and the highest weather rating, the Ocean Rescue™ is rated number one and the “top choice by all,” during the independent testing carried out by Practical Sailor with the direct participation of the US Coast Guard.

Experts agree, it’s the most capable life raft in the industry today. When safety with no compromise is demanded get the best of the best…the WINSLOW™ Ocean Rescue™!


Extended Offshore

Sharing the same critical safety features found in the number one rated WINSLOW™ Ocean Rescue™, the WINSLOW™ Super-Light™ Extended Offshore™ Life Rafts are manufactured to the same exacting specifications without compromise. The WINSLOW™ Extended Offshore™ closely followed the number one rated Ocean Rescue™ in life raft testing results reported in the July 2000 issue of Practical Sailor. Included standard with the Extended Offshore™ is a tripod arch, three position, auto inflatable canopy support system with Sure-Seal™ closures on all openings, zippered viewing ports, two boarding stations, water activated interior and exterior survivor locator lights, 406 Mhz EPIRB, “top rated” auto deploying hemispherical drogue, Cape Horn Ballast System™ and survival gear storage pockets.

Shown with optional upgrade from one inch to two inch lifelines and grasp lines.


Offshore Plus

WINSLOW's Super-Light™ Offshore Plus™ Life Rafts are manufactured to the same exacting specifications as the number one rated WINSLOW™ Ocean Rescue™. The oversized buoyancy tubes, single arch, three position, auto inflatable canopy support system with Sure-Seal™ closures on all openings, inflation system, “top rated” auto deploying hemispherical drogue, Cape Horn Ballast System™, and primary boarding arrangement remain identical in every WINSLOW™ Offshore model from our Ocean Rescue™ to our Standard Offshore™. The Offshore Plus™ includes three fixed viewing ports. Practical Sailor stated that “the Offshore Plus™, in its standard configuration, represents the best of the single-arch canopy rafts,” adding the optional inflatable insulated double floor, survival gear storage pockets and rear canopy support arch (tripod arch), make this life raft a “good value”. They also stated in their conclusions, that adding the above options, “gives you nearly top-rated performance and features at a relative bargain price…”

Shown with optional upgrade from single arch canopy to tripod arch, optional StoreSafe™ heavy duty dry survival gear storage pockets and optional upgrade from one inch to two inch lifelines and grasp lines.


Standard Offshore

When it comes to you and your family’s safety, there can be no compromise. So why choose a second rate life raft? With the same critical survival features found in the number one rated WINSLOW™ Ocean Rescue™, the Super-Light™ Standard Offshore™ Life Rafts are ideal for the budget minded person who is sailing offshore.

Shown with optional upgrade from single arch canopy to tripod arch, optional StoreSafe™ heavy duty dry survival gear storage pockets and optional upgrade from one inch to two inch lifelines and grasp lines.


Racing Offshore

WINSLOW's Super-Light™ Racing Offshore Life Rafts start at as little as 31 pounds for the four person offshore, 45% to 60% lighter than most competitors. Sail to win, but be prepared for the worst. World-renowned racers agree: Capt. Jean-Pierre Mouligné selected a WINSLOW™ Super-Light™ for his yacht CCP/Cray Valley in the unforgiving ’98-’99 Around Alone Challenge because he knows what it takes to win and to survive. “I could have had any life raft in the world. My life is worth a WINSLOW.” Capt. Isabelle Autissier relied on a WINSLOW™ in the ruthless Vendée Globe Race. “My choice is definitely a WINSLOW Super-Light™.” Capt. Arnet Taylor, a finalist in the ’94-’95 BOC Around The World Challenge, said, “There’s no better life raft than a WINSLOW™. I’d trust my life to nothing less.” Exceeds all ORC requirements for categories 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Shown with optional upgrade from single arch canopy to tripod arch, optional StoreSafe™ heavy duty dry survival gear storage pockets and optional upgrade from one inch to two inch lifelines and grasp lines.


Offshore MAC

Well over 50% of the boats at the Chicago MAC Race starting line have a WINSLOW™ Super-Light™ MAC Life Raft on board. What do these racers know about the WINSLOW™ Life Raft that is the rage of the racing industry? It is lighter and compact. At 25 pounds the WINSLOW™ four person MAC is fully equipped and meets ORC Categories 2-Modified, 3 and 4. The MAC has, by a large margin, the highest freeboard in the industry for life rafts in its class and many of the critical survival features and quality that goes into the number one rated WINSLOW™ Offshore Series Life Rafts.

Don’t be mislead by copy cat racing life rafts calling themselves the “MAC”. The WINSLOW™ Super-Light™ MAC is the original and still the best. Remember, when planning to compete in your next MAC race, get the real “MAC-coy”. Get the WINSLOW™ Super-Light™ MAC Life Raft…your competitors already have!

Shown with optional upgrade from one inch to two inch lifelines and grasp lines.


Premium Coastal

Included standard with the number one rated WINSLOW™ Super-Light™ Premium Coastal™ is an auto inflatable canopy support system with Sure-Seal™ Closures on all openings, zippered viewing ports (recommended by Practical Sailor), inflatable insulated double floor, water activated interior and exterior survivor locator lights, 406 Mhz PLB, auto deploying conical drogue, Pentagonal Ballast System™ and survival gear storage pockets. Stated to be the “Rolls Royce” among all the coastal life rafts tested, Practical Sailor stated in their June, 2000 issue that the “Winslow Super-Light™ Canopied Coastals -the Plus and Premium-are our top choices.”


Canopied Coastal Plus

The WINSLOW™ Super-Light™ Canopied Coastal Plus™ Life Raft is the perfect answer when you do not require the ultimate security of a WINSLOW™ Offshore Life Raft, yet WINSLOW’s Inshore Life Rafts do not meet your more extended sailing requirements. The WINSLOW™ Super-Light™ Canopied Coastal Plus™ Life Raft maintains the majority of the superior survival features found on WINSLOW’s Offshore Life Rafts and is ideal for coastal sailing. Its light weight and small pack size allow it to be stowed where no other life raft in its class has been stowed before. The WINSLOW™ Super-Light™ Canopied Coastal Plus™ Life Raft is identical in all ways to the Canopied Coastal but has the WINSLOW™ exclusive view ports. Practical Sailor stated in their June, 2000 issue that the “Winslow Super-Light Canopied Coastals -the Plus and Premium-are our top choices.”

Shown with optional StoreSafe™ heavy duty dry survival gear storage pockets and optional upgrade from one inch to two inch lifelines and grasp lines.


Canopied Coastal

The WINSLOW™ Super-Light™ Canopied Coastal™ shares the same critical survival features found in the number one rated WINSLOW™ Premium Coastal™. It is ideal for the budget minded person where affordability without jeopardizing seaworthiness is the goal or when space and weight are an issue. For that coastal sailor the Canopied Coastal™ is the perfect answer.

Shown with optional StoreSafe™ heavy duty dry survival gear storage pockets and optional upgrade from one inch to two inch lifelines and grasp lines.


DualShore

The WINSLOW™ DualShore™ is an inshore survival product. While not intend for use in open water, the DualShore™ is perfect for day sailing and inshore sailboat races on lakes and bays (meets ORC categories 3 and 4). Like the RescueRaft™ (shown below), the DualShore™ provides a means of getting survivors off the sinking boat, keeping them out of the water to help prevent hypothermia and drowning and making survivors more visible to Search and Rescue while waiting for help to arrive. The DualShore’s™ advantage over the ResceuRaft™is it’s double-stacked buoyancy tubes providing complete redundancy for added safety. The DualShore™ has the same excellent array of boarding accoutrements, the same “highest in the industry” freeboard and is manufactured to the same quality standard that goes into the number one rated WINSLOW™ Offshore Series Life Rafts. Also, the DualShore™ can be retrofitted to WINSLOW’s Offshore Super-Light™ Series Life Raft at a later date should your boating horizons expand. With retrofit capabilities, you never lose your original investment, unlike with other manufacturers’ life rafts.

Shown with optional 75' floating heaving trailing line w/buoyant throwing handle and optional upgrade from one inch to two inch lifelines.


RescueRaft

Rated the number one inshore raft in its class by Practical Sailor, the WINSLOW™ RescueRaft™ is an extremely light safety survival product with a minimal weight and pack size. The RescueRaft™ is ideal for day sailing on lakes or bays, and inshore sailboat races (meets ORC categories 3 and 4). While not intended to be used as a life raft in offshore or coastal situations, the RescueRaft™ provides a means of getting survivors off the sinking boat and keeping them out of the water to help prevent hypothermia and drowning and making survivors more visible to Search and Rescue while waiting for help to arrive.

Shown with optional interior assist ladder, 75' floating heaving trailing line w/buoyant throwing handle and optional upgrade from one inch to two inch lifelines.


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  • "WINSLOW's quality, performance, light weight, and attention to detail make their rafts our top choice; they were also the near unanimous selection of our volunteers…The Winslow Ocean Rescue is our top choice for an offshore life raft"
     
    Practical Sailor, July 2000
  • "In-water test and examinations of eight coastal life rafts finds WINSLOW on top...the upgraded WINSLOW Super-Light Canopied Coastals - the Plus and the Premium - are our top choices."
     
    Practical Sailor, June 2000
  • WINSLOW™life rafts have been rated #1 in every category in an independent evaluation by Practical Sailor and Equipped To Survive. We will be pleased to send you a free copy of the Practical Sailor test report, just call us at 800-838-3012 or click here to get your free test report. This extraordinarily detailed evaluation will allow you to see for yourself why WINSLOW™is the best.
  • WINSLOW™ Life Rafts Are Built Better and Lighter: That means almost anyone on board can deploy it from the best launching point, greatly improving your survival odds in the event it's needed to save your life! Our Super-Light life rafts do not compromise strength for light weight and compact dimensions. WINSLOW™ Life Rafts weigh 45% to 60% less than others because we use two-ply biased seven-ounce neoprene with superior "tear-strength," rather than the common nineteen-ounce single ply neoprene or weighty polyurethane material. All WINSLOW™ Life Rafts are constructed entirely of U.S. Coast Guard Mil - C Spec 17415E 16AA Neoprene and/or TSO-C70a Technical Service Specification for Life Raft Materials. You cannot acquire a stronger life raft, even at double the weight.
  • Each WINSLOW™ Life Raft is built around your budget and requirements, by allowing you to choose from numerous models and an array of optional equipment. Should our standard pack configuration not meet your needs because of stowage limitations, WINSLOW™'s engineers and technical representatives can work with you to custom dimensionally pack your life raft. Ultimately, it's your life raft and through this web site you are able to tailor your own to fit your specifications.
  • Testing in Tropical Storm JosephineWINSLOW™'s Ultimate Test: Weighing less would mean nothing without seaworthiness. WINSLOW™ Super-Light life rafts do not compromise seaworthiness, with proven performance under the worst conditions. During Tropical Storm Josephine (October 7, 1996), WINSLOW™'s Executive Vice-President, Chief Engineer, Completion Center Manager and a Life Raft Technician braved the intense and violent storm to successfully test the six person and ten person WINSLOW™ Super-Light Offshore Life Rafts in the Gulf of Mexico, providing incontrovertible proof of WINSLOW™'s superior stability and our faith in our life rafts. Additional testing was recently performed in Panama City, Florida where WINSLOW™ participated in life raft rescue training in cooperation with a specialized branch of the US Government. The WINSLOW™ Life Raft remained unaffected by over 100 mph downdrafts it experienced while a Bell 412 helicopter performed in-water egress and life raft egress. Not only have we trusted our lives to our life rafts, U.S. Government agencies such as USCS, DEA, FBI and DOD have also. Isn't your life worth a WINSLOW™ ?
  • There is a reason WINSLOW™ Super-Light Life Rafts have taken sailing by storm and why so many of America's leading sailboat builders now recommend or install as original equipment WINSLOW™ Life Rafts. Some of these manufacturers and distributors include Hinckley, Hylas, Island Packet, J. Boats, Lyman-Morse, Morris Yachts, Outbound and Passagemaker Offshore Yachts, Inc. to name a few. These leaders recognize that if a life raft is to save lives, it must not only be exceptionally seaworthy, it must also be readily accessible and deployable by anyone on board.
  • Many of the world's leading racers choose WINSLOW™ Life Rafts. Capt. Jean-Pierre Moulinge selected a WINSLOW™ Super-Light for his yacht CCP/Cray Valley in the unforgiving 98-99 Around Alone Challenge, "I could have any life raft in the world. My life is worth a WINSLOW."    Capt. Isabelle Autissier relied on a WINSLOW™ Super-Light in the ruthless Vendee Globe Race, "My choice is definitely a WINSLOW Super-Light."    Capt. Arnet Taylor, a finalist in the 94-95 BOC Around the World Challenge, says, "There's no better life raft than a WINSLOW™ . I'd trust my life to nothing less."
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