Crewsaver launched its DAME nominated ‘High Impact’ buoyancy aid to the trade at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam on Tuesday 17th November 2015. The Crewsaver ‘High Impact’ buoyancy aid is state-of-the-art and represents a revolution in personal safety equipment.
The ‘High Impact’ is a Crewsaver branded version of one of the two buoyancy aids that Crewsaver designed exclusively for the Artemis Racing team after it was selected to be their official Safety Partner for the 35th America’s Cup.
Through the partnership with Artemis Racing, Crewsaver was able to develop this innovative buoyancy aid and then make the same technology available to the consumer, giving everybody the opportunity to benefit from the same advanced safety and performance technology as an America’s Cup sailor!
Ross Wilkinson, Managing Director of Crewsaver says ‘We are very proud to have launched the new Crewsaver ‘High Impact’ buoyancy aid. Through our partnership with Artemis Racing, we were able to apply and design a new technologically advanced buoyancy aid that keeps sailors safer than ever whilst ensuring extreme comfort and functionality, ideal for a fast moving racing environment.’
Among the many new features of this buoyancy aid is the motorcycle grade body armour, with level one impact protection. This unique feature is a first within the marine industry.
In high performance sailing, entrapment is a real risk; as a result Crewsaver has built-in the facility for a chest mounted spare air canister. The canister’s unique positioning allows for hands-free use of the device, meaning that, even with arms trapped, the user is able to receive air underwater.
In case of entanglement, the buoyancy aid features a readily accessible integrated line cutter, which is easily deployed with a downward motion. The rear pocket allows for storage of a hydration pack to keep the user properly hydrated whilst out on the water.
Alongside high tech safety features, the buoyancy aid has also been developed for comfort. The minimalist anti-snag cover features stretch mesh shoulders and side panels giving the product a sleek silhouette. The spacer mesh lining allows air to circulate and be expelled from the top of the jacket, keeping the user cool even in the hottest of climates.
This 50N buoyancy aid is 3D moulded with superlight foam featuring discreet side adjustment that cinches in to eliminate ride up and ensure the best fit and comfort level.
The Crewsaver ‘High Impact’ Buoyancy Aid has a retail price of £119 Inc. VAT with armour and £89 Inc. VAT without and will be available in the shops from May 2016.