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Switlik MD-3
6 Person
Life Raft


A brand new 6-person raft from Switlik, this may prove to be the ultimate raft on the market — at least when weight is not a serious consideration. Its low, rounded profile will reduce windage and drift. Soft Fabric ValiseComes with four ballast pockets that add over 500 lbs. of stability. The Switlik MD3 meets ISO-9650-1 specs, and is manufactured from the same materials as Switlik’s USCG-approved rafts. Meets ISAF regulations for Category 1 and 2 events. Not USCG-approved. Comes with an extensive equipment kit, and a choice of container or valise storage. Many available options include hydrostatic release, aluminum deck cradle, and more.
  • Soft Fabric Valise: 31" long x 19" wide x 15" height. 97 lbs
  • Hard Fiberglass Container: 31" long x 21" wide x 14" height. 115 lbs


  • Switlik MD 3 Life Raft Specifications (.pdf)

    STANDARD FEATURES 30 ft (9 m) Inflation/Mooring Line 1,685 pound-force (75 kN) Breaking Strength • High Tensile Strength 1,685 pound-force (75 kN) Towing & Inflation/Mooring Line Attachment Point • Red indicator on Inflation/Mooring Line 3 ft (1m) from “Firing Point” • Inflation/Mooring Line Safety Knife • Twin Independent Buoyancy Chambers • CO2 / N2 Inflation System +5°F +149°F (-15°c and +65°c) Operating Range • Manual Topping Off Valves (4 ea) • Over Pressure Relief Valves (2 ea) • Raft Use Instructions (Silk-Screened on High Visibility Raft Tube Labels) • Rigid Boarding Step at Primary Boarding Station • Boarding Ladder (1 ea) • Boarding Aid Handholds • Life Raft Righting Strap • Lifelines (inner) • Lifelines (outer) • High Visibility Fluorescent Orange Canopy with Water Resistant Closures • Twin Independent Canopy Support Arch Tubes with Full Seated Headroom for All Occupants • Blue Inner Coating on Raft Canopy • Two 4' Semi-circular Gull-Wing Canopy Openings • Heavy Duty Marine Grade Water Resistant Zippers Canopy Closures and Ventilation Shutters • Rain Water Collector • Clear Urethane Port Lights (2 ea) • SOLAS Grade Retro-Reflective Tape on Raft Canopy and Bottom • Automatically Activated Boarding Station Locator/External Marker Light • Automatically Activated Interior Light • Large Capacity, Weighted, Rectangular Ballast Pockets • Automatically deployed Sea Anchor complying with ISO 17339 with Heavy Duty Swivel • Heaving Ring with Floating Line 30 m (100 ft) • Independent Heat Sealed Inflatable Floor (To be Stowed in Raft) • Abrasion resistant 1,000 Denier Cordura Soft Valise

    STANDARD EQUIPMENT Drinking Water (3 liters) 102 fl oz • USCG Approved Waterproof Flashlight 2 each • Spare Flashlight Bulb 2 each • Spare Flashlight “D” Cell Batteries 6 each • Sponges 2 each • Bailer 1 each • USCG/SOLAS Red Handheld Distress Flares 3 each • USCG/SOLAS Parachute Distress Flares 2 each • Anti-Seasickness Pills 36 each • Seasickness Bag 6 each • Signaling Mirror 1 each • Signaling Whistle 1 each • Paddles 2 each • Pressure Relief Valve Plugs 2 each • Manual Inflation Pump 1 each • Buoyancy Chamber Repair Clamps 3 each • Floating Safety Knife (mounted on raft tube) 1 ea

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