SAR-6 Transoceanic Life Raft
SAR-6 Transoceanic Life Raft
SAR-6 Transoceanic Life Raft
SAR-6 Transoceanic Life Raft
SAR-6 Transoceanic Life Raft
SAR-6 Transoceanic Life Raft

SAR-6 Transoceanic Life Raft

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The SAR-6 is the world’s finest blue water offshore life raft. As the choice of numerous professional search and rescue teams around the world, the SAR-6 is built from the bottom-up to keep you safe and give you peace of mind in any sea conditions. This rugged transoceanic life raft is constructed of our Nylon-HD upgraded tube fabric and features an auto erecting convertible canopy, twin oversized tubes, and the patented Toroidal Stability Device for the ultimate stability. The boat shape design of the SAR-6 provides extra leg room for six people and offers the highest level of stability and protection from the elements, while our unique canopy design circulates fresh air throughout to mitigate seasickness and keep morale high. 

The SAR-6 MKII is the marine version of the air-droppable life raft (Model LRU-20) we design for the United States coast guard's helicopters and fixed wing aircraft along with the Royal Australian Air Force.

Hard Case. Mount it to the deck or store it in an easy to access compartment for quick deployment. Either pack method will provide years of protection ensuring your raft will work in a time of need.

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  • Two (2) wide, sturdy steps and stiffened rung ladders allow you to easily climb over the twin tubes from any side, even wearing a life jacket.
  • Twin independent buoyancy tubes - The high freeboard keeps the water out while the independent chambers provide redundancy in case of a tube failure. 
  • High denier double-coated (inside and out) urethane fabric provides superior abrasion resistance.
  • SOLAS-grade reflective tape and patches located all around the raft
  • Water collector in canopy
  • Automatically activated Exterior Light
  • Automatically activated Interior Light
  • Sea Anchor (automatically deployed)
  • Mooring line
  • Heaving line
  • Convertible Canopy System
  • Air-Charge inflation system
  • Heat Sealed Technology
  • Pressure relief valves and manual backup inflation pump
  • Toroidal Stability Device
  • 5-Year Service Interval (3-year configuration available)

Hard Case:



98 lb. (44.4 kg.)


37” L x 24” W x 14” H

(94cm L x 61cm W x 35.6cm H)



Cradle Material:

Aluminum Alloy



Life Raft:


Buoyancy in Fresh Water:

1,560 lbs. (6939.2 N)

Buoyancy in Salt Water:

1,600 lbs. (7117.2 N)

Operating Temperature Range:

-22°F to +160°F

-30°C and +71°C

Inflation System:


Buoyancy Tube Fabric: Double Coated Fabric
Buoyancy Tube Diameter: 10.25" (26 cm)
Freeboard 20.5" (52.1 cm)


(*) Weight may vary depending upon options.

  1. Optional Cradle will extend the overall installed height and width dimensions of the Hard Container by approximately two inches.
  2. Weight includes Cradle, Hydrostatic Release, and Inflatable Floor.
  3. Weight includes Inflatable Floor.
  4. Abandon Ship Bag Weight and Dimensions Include Additional Equipment Required by ISO 9650, Part 1, Equipment Pack 1 (>24 hours). 

**Specifications are subject to change without notice.


There is no one universal method of rating raft capacities (see here). In fact, there are several different methods and governmental agencies worldwide that rate the capacity of a life raft based on the following criteria: usable floor area, inflated buoyancy, size of an average individual, and their concept of how long someone might be in the raft before rescuenot to mention how you find yourself to be there, i.e. from a sinking vessel or a ditched aircraft.

As a result, SWITLIK takes the position that a life raft's capacity is truly defined by its total size in floor area and inflated buoyancy. How many "people" that translates into depends upon your usage and interpretation of the above criteria.  A raft that might safely support 6 or 8 people in an emergency for 24 hours will seem a lot smaller for a transoceanic passage where rescue might be weeks in coming.

Raft Equipment

Survival Equipment

Signaling Equipment

  • Raft Repair Clamp Kit (1sm 1 med. & 1 lg.) 3ea.
  • Survival Manual 1ea.
  • USCG Approved/ SOLAS Parachute Flares (2)
  • Hand Inflation Pump with 5" Extension 1ea. 
  • Immediate Action Placard Hanging from Arch Tube 1ea.
  • USCG Approved/SOLAS Hand-Held Flares (3)
  • Pressure Relief Valve Plugs 6ea.
  • USCG Approved folding Utility Knife 1ea.
  • USCG Approved Signal Mirror (1)
  • Spare Military Specification Sea Anchor (with 50' Rode) 1ea.
  • First Aid Kit 1ea.
  • USCG Approved Flash Light (1)
  • Bailing Bucket 1ea.
  • USCG Approved Fishing Kit 1ea.
  • Spare Batteries (2)
  • Sponges 2ea.
  • USCG Approved Food Rations 60,000kJ.
  • Spare Bulb (1)
  • Paddles 2ea.
  • USCG Approved Drinking Water 66oz.
  • Dye Marker (Military Specification /Mil-S-17980) (1)
  • Water Proof Equipment Bag (Large) 1ea.
  • Water Bag 3ea.
  • Whistle (1)
  • Equipment Bag (Small) 1ea.
  • Drinking Cup 1ea.



  • Compass (Lensatic, Liquid Filled-#468) 1ea.



  • Sea Sickness Tablets 36ea.



  • SPF 25 Waterproof Sun Screen 4oz.



  • Can Opener 1ea


Optional Equipment:

  • Marine Grade (6463-T55) Anodized Aluminum Deck Mounting
  • Cradle for Hard Container
  • USCG Approved Hydrostatic Release
  • Independent "Drop-Stitch" Inflatable Floor
  • Independent Heat Sealed Inflatable Floor
  • SWITLIK Abandon Ship Outlet Bag
  • Recovery Engineering "06" Water Maker




SAR-6, container, STD equipment w/ Heat Sealed Floor, *5 year service 


SAR-6, container, EXT equipment w/ Heat Sealed Floor, *5 year service


SAR-6, container, STD equipment w/ Heat Sealed Floor, 3 year service 


SAR-6, container, EXT equipment w/ Heat Sealed Floor, 3 year service


SAR 6 Cradle - Standard/Extended


Independent "Drop-Stitch" Inflatable Floor


Hydrostatic Release