Commercial shipping liferafts
(SOLAS MED approved and MSA NZ compliant)

DSB liferafts come in a full range of sizes from 6 to 100 persons. Established in 1931, DSB is one of the most experienced manufacturers of lifesaving equipment for civil and military use.


  • Manufactured from double-coated corrosion and abrasion resistant rubber
  • Fully enclosed, double skinned high visibility canopy complete with retro reflective tape
  • Semi-rigid, easy access boarding ramp
  • Large water pockets for maximum stability when inflated
  • Fully insulated floor for maximum thermal protection
  • Available in davit launch or throw over versions.
  • LR 97 LSR Self-righting Davit Launch models available for 25 and 35 person capacity
  • LR 97 SR Self-righting models available for 25, 35, 50 and 102 person capacity.

Emergency packs

SOLAS A and SOLAS B Packs available.

Dimensions and weights

dsb chart

Note: All weights and dimensions are approximate and may be subject to slight variation.



High tech range from ACR as used by NATO Special Forces - includes SART models.

Hydrostatic release unit

Automatically launch life rafts with our economical, reliable and effective Hammar H20 hydrostatic release unit.

Spare parts

Be prepared with the right spare parts that work regardless of the weather conditions or changes in climate.


Talk to a Survitec Group expert in your area

Auckland: Peter Legg, Tel: 09 306 8604  > Email
Wellington: Jason James, Tel: 04 499 9179  > Email
Nelson: Paul Scholfield, Tel: 03 548 2996  > Email
Christchurch: Adam Cross, Tel: 03 389 2117  > Email
Rest of South Island: Dave Chapman, Tel: 03 539 1373  > Email