Iain Percy and Fiona Pankhurst help Crewsaver celebrate 30 years of Crewfit
Crewsaver have been attracting the crowds at PSP Southampton Boat show as they celebrate 30 years of the Crewfit jacket.
New designs - the updated Crewfit 165 and ErgoFit Extreme – have been launched by Crewsaver at the show, and there has been a competition each day to win a limited edition Crewfit 165 lifejacket and accessory box set worth £500.
Limited edition box sets were presented this week to BMF President Fiona Pankhurst and triple Olympic medalist Iain Percy OBE, (pictured above) to mark the 30 year anniversary.
The new Crewsaver ErgoFit
The Crewsaver ErgoFit Extreme lifejacket has generated a lot of interest at the PSP Southampton Boat Show.
It was designed exclusively with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing to meet the specific needs of the ocean racer.
Based on the highly successful Crewsaver ErgoFit lifejacket collection launched in November 2012, the ErgoFit Extreme maintains all of the high specification safety features of the ErgoFit 290N OC whilst providing essential performance attributes for the serious ocean racer.
These include the dual buckle system and side waist adjusters, uniquely designed to ensure swift donning - essential if the wind gets up and it’s all hands on deck.
Other key features of the jacket include a robust 500d nylon heavy duty cover, chosen specifically for its durability and comfort. A unique hanging loop built into the jacket, makes hanging the jackets below deck as simple and efficient as possible allowing you to focus on the racing.
But the manufacturers behind this much-loved item believe even the best can be improved upon, and after three decades Crewsaver is launching the Crewfit 165N. This updated model brings boaters’ state-of-the -art safety features, the most modern, and robust materials, yet continues to offer the original, supremely popular easy-to-wear design.
There was an official launch of the Crewfit 165N at the PSP Southampton Boat Show, on Friday 12th September 2014.
Crewsaver’s Managing Director Ross Wilkinson said: “We are proud and delighted that the Crewfit has stood the test of time and is still the choice of many around the world. The new model is even better, keeping users safe with the latest technology, including a unique bladder design providing the ultimate in performance.”