Safety at Sea: Crewsaver’s new High Impact buoyancy aid
Marine safety specialist Crewsaver launched a DAME nominated High Impact Buoyancy Aid to the trade at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) this week (17th November 2015). This great looking buoyancy aid was designed exclusively in partnership with Artemis Racing and owners will be as well protected, and benefit from the same advanced performance technology, as an America’s Cup sailor.
If you’re interested in owning one, the Crewsaver ‘High Impact’ Buoyancy Aid with armour has a retail price of £119 including VAT. For the Buoyancy Aid without armour the price is £89 including VAT. This brand new product will be available to consumers from May 2016.
Ross Wilkinson, Managing Director of Crewsaver said: “We are very proud to have launched the new Crewsaver ‘High Impact’ buoyancy aid. Through our partnership with Artemis Racing, we were able to apply and design a new technologically advanced buoyancy aid that keeps sailors safer than ever while ensuring extreme comfort and functionality, ideal for a fast moving racing environment.”
High grade body armour
Among the many new features of this buoyancy aid is the motorcycle grade body armour, with level one impact protection. This unique feature is a first within the marine industry.
Chest mounted spare air canister
In high performance sailing, entrapment is a real risk. With this in mind, Crewsaver has built-in the facility for a chest mounted spare air canister. The canister’s unique positioning allows for hands-free use of the device. If a sailor’s arms become trapped he or she is still able to receive air underwater.
The buoyancy aid features a readily accessible integrated line cutter, which is easily deployed with a downward motion.
The rear pocket allows for storage of a hydration pack to keep the user properly hydrated while out on the water.
Made for comfort
Beyond the impressive, high tech safety features, the buoyancy aid has been developed for comfort. A smart feature is the anti-snag cover which features stretch mesh shoulders and side panels giving the product a sleek silhouette.
The spacer mesh lining allows air to circulate and leave from the top of the jacket, keeping the user cool even in the hot temperatures. This 50N buoyancy aid is 3D moulded with superlight foam featuring discreet side adjustment that cinches in to eliminate ride up, and ensure the best fit and comfort level.
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