TeamO Micro Ultra Light Auto Lifejacket The TeamO Micro lifejacket is immediately noticeable amongst others by just how very thin it is. Rolled tightly into a skinny casing is a…

Seago Seaguard 165N auto lifejacket This modest looking Seago Seaguard lifejacket seems quietly unassuming and certainly doesn’t shout look at me when compared to a whole load of other lifejackets…

Helly Hansen SailSafe The Helly Hansen brand is well known and commands a premium price tag to go with it. In our test we looked at the SailSafe Inshore model.…

spinlock deckvest lite

Spinlock Deckvest lite The Spinlock Deckvest Lite is a smartly styled lifejacket, weighing a smidge under 900grams. It’s a lightweight model and is donned as a closed loop, over the…

Waveline 165N Auto lifejacket At 800grams the Waveline 165N auto lifejacket is the lightest on test. Keeping it simple helps to keep it light. There’s a trend towards fancier and…

Baltic Athena life jacket tested

Baltic Athena 165N Lifejacket Baltic Athena women’s specific lifejacket, note the low position of the trigger mechanism and the CO2 bottle. Baltic Athena Lifejacket Price from £139 Buy Baltic Athena…

For a fully conscious casualty, climbing back on board is one solution. We trialled two man overboard ladders and the swimming ladder on the transom. The swimming ladder was by…

After you’ve used a throwing line or a life-sling to bring a casualty alongside in a man overboard situation, you need to lift them out, ideally horizontally. A horizontal life…

The electric outboard motor has been around for many years, but they have either been too low powered or their lead acid batteries have made them too heavy to lift…