Switlik SAR-6 Transoceanic Life Raft


Switlik SAR-6 Transoceanic Life Raft

The World’s Finest Blue Water Offshore Raft

Featuring the Convertible Canopy, & Toroidal Stability Device.





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SKU: SAR-6100-117
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Switlik SAR-6 Transoceanic Life Raf

Military Grade.

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.

Quality materials, Superior Construction.

We build the SAR-6 MKII using 16-oz./sq.yd. Nylon fabric coated inside and out with puncture and abraslon resistant Urethane. It is constructed with the same pride and to the same high quality control standards as all Switlik life-saving equipment.

Convertible Canopy.  Jump In.

When inflated, the canopy remains furled making it very safe and simple to get in. Once inside the raft the canopy and the side doors can be closed by the waterproof zippers, keeping the elements out while maintaining proper ventilation.

Hand laid fiberglass case or durable valise bag.

Mount it to the deck or store it in a 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

Fiberglass Hard Case:
Weight1: 121lbs. (55kg.)
Dimensions2: 36.5″ (L) x 24″ (W) x 13.5″ (H)
Material: Hand Laid Fiberglass
Aluminum Cradle Material: AL-6463-T55
Case Color: White
Life Raft:
Buoyancy in Fresh Water: 1,500lbs. (680.3kg.)
Buoyancy in Salt Water: 1540lbs. (698.5kg.)
Inflated Raft Dimensions: 99″ (L) x 69″ (W) x 48.5″ (H)
Floor Area (Total): 24.5 sq. ft. (2.3 sq. m.)
Operating Temperature Range: -22°F to +150°F (-30°C and +66°C)
Inflation System: Air
Buoyancy Tube Fabric: USCG Approved Urethane Coated Nylon Base Cloth.


Weight may vary depending upon options.

Optional Cradle will extend the overall installed height and width dimensions of the Hard Container by approximately two inches.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.


There is no one universal method of rating raft capacities. 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.


Standard Equipment

Raft Equipment

  • Raft Repair Clamp Kit (1sm 1 med. & 1 lg.) 3ea.
  • Hand Inflation Pump with 5″ Extension 1ea.
  • Pressure Relief Valve Plugs 6ea.
  • Spare Military Specification Sea Anchor (with 50′ Rode) 1ea.
  • Bailing Bucket 1ea.
  • Sponges 2ea.
  • Paddles 2ea.
  • Water Proof Equipment Bag (Large) 1ea.
  • Equipment Bag (Small) 1ea.

Survival Equipment

  • Survival Manual 1ea.
  • Immediate Action Placard Hanging from Arch Tube 1ea.
  • USCG Approved folding Utility Knife 1ea.
  • USCG Approved First Aid Kit 1ea.
  • USCG Approved Fishing Kit 1ea.
  • USCG Approved Food Rations 60,000kJ.
  • USCG Approved Drinking Water 66oz.
  • Water Bag 3ea.
  • Drinking Cup 1ea.
  • Compass (Lensatic, Liquid Filled-#468) 1ea.
  • Sea Sickness Tablets 36ea.
  • SPF 25 Waterproof Sun Screen 4oz.
  • Can Opener 1ea.

Signaling Equipment

  • USCG Approved/ SOLAS Parachute Flares (2)
  • USCG Approved/SOLAS Hand-Held Flares (3)
  • USCG Approved Signal Mirror (1)
  • USCG Approved Flash Light (1)
  • Spare Batteries (2)
  • Spare Bulb (1)
  • Dye Marker (Military Specification /Mil-S-17980) (1)
  • Whistle (1)

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


switlik-sar6_closedSuperior 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.







Additional information

Weight 70 lbs
Dimensions N/A

Container, Container with cradle and hydrostatic release

Additional information

Weight 70 lbs
Dimensions N/A

Container, Container with cradle and hydrostatic release

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