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Custom made safety products prove popular to style and quality conscious yacht owners
(Esbjerg, Denmark, 14 November 2008)
Custom made safety products prove popular to style and quality conscious yacht owners.
- New custom made containers: Colour of choice containers prove popular to the style-aware yacht owners, allowing for sophisticated and individual look
- Tailor made evacuation systems offer dry shod passage from yacht to liferaft
- New products: PV9410 lifejacket and PS4170 constant wear/immersion suit are instant successes
Custom made liferaft containers prove popular
VIKING now offers their containers lacquered in a high quality finish in the colour you wish!
"Your life-saving equipment should be chosen to suit your yacht, whether choosing a liferaft or a tailor made mini evacuation system – and quality does make a difference", says Christian Grouleff, Global sales manager for the yachting segment at VIKING LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT in Denmark. "What we offer is first class equipment on the inside and excellent quality finish on the outside."
The high gloss, low profile, rigid fibre glass containers offer your liferaft the ultimate protection against exposure to the elements. Containers are available square or round and can be mounted horizontally on deck or vertically on push pit or bulkhead. Strong anti-slip lashings safely secure the liferaft to VIKING’s stainless steel cradles, providing the lowest profile available. Optional hydrostatic release units are available for all container and cradle installations.
VIKING Evacuation Liferaft System with SOLAS MiniSlide – the VELS+SMS
Standing at the top of an evacuation system can be a daunting prospect for anyone, especially in hard weather conditions. Hesitance to dive into the unknown is understandable, but slows evacuation. Passengers need to know where they are going and see what they are getting into.
VIKING’s new compact MiniSlide system has a dual approach to reducing these stress factors. Evacuees can see the full length of the slide from the top and can see into the adjoining liferaft. The large patent pending
brake cushion at the base gives a clearly visible, safe stopping point, reducing the "fear of the unknown" factor. With an exit on either side it helps prevent crowd build up at the bottom that can hinder others from descending. At the same time, extra high sides along the slide give an increased feeling of security, especially in heavy weather, and help keep evacuees safer.
Freeing crew members to aid in evacuee flow
On yachts and mega yachts the number of crew members required to operate equipment is an important consideration, as there may be limited personnel on board. Only one crew member is needed to operate the new VIKING evacuation system. The patent pending single bowsing winch technology replaces the dual winch system, making the system faster and easier to position. One winch creates just the right pull in just the right places to ensure the liferaft is swiftly, safely and easily pulled into place ready to receive passengers.
PV9410 Slim fit lifejacket with increased buoyancy
Lifejackets save lives if properly worn. There are countless excuses for not wearing one, with one of the most common being “it’s uncomfortable”. VIKING's PV9410 yachting lifejackets are specifically designed for comfort as well as protection, in addition to a trendy design. Slim and lightweight for comfortable all day wear and won't get in the way of sailing activities. The detachable fleece neck liner makes it extra soft and hygienic to wear.
The secret to the VIKING PV9410's light weight and easy fit is the integrated cover and buoyancy chamber. VIKING designers know what it takes to make a lifejacket everyone wants to wear. The new VIKING PV9410 model has 275 Newtons of buoyancy and is approved according to DS EN ISO 12402-2. A choice of manual or automatic inflation and include a back up oral inflation tube. Orange buoyancy chamber and reflective tape inside the cover make the wearer visible from a distance. Available in black, blue or white.
PS4170 Constant wear, SOLAS immersion & anti-exposure suit
In parallel, VIKING is launching a new SOLAS approved breathable constant wear suit. The PS4170 constant wear, SOLAS immersion and anti-exposure suit has been designed with freedom of movement and extra comfort in mind. A detachable lining with integrated buoyancy foam makes it ideal for operations in both cold and warmer climates.
“This is big news for those who have been looking for a flexible solution for their constant wear suits” says Global Sales Manager J°rgen Holm. “The new constant wear suit can be used as a 6-hour SOLAS immersion suit or 1-hour anti-exposure suit just by exchanging the thermal lining. This makes it perfect for warm and cold weather use. The new GORE-TEX« Pazifik™ outer material with its exceptional ‘breathability’ makes it incredibly comfortable for all day use,” he adds. “You can also choose between several choices of footwear, hood types, thermal linings and special pockets. You can build a suit that is just right for your needs.”
Visit VIKING during METS!
VIKING looks forward to welcoming visitors to its dedicated stand at METS: EF.062. Senior staff will be available throughout the week to discuss both new and existing services and products. Visitors are assured a warm welcome.
Notes to editors:
Founded in 1960, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment is a market leader in maritime and offshore safety. The company provides essential safety and fire-fighting equipment to the following markets: passenger, cargo, offshore, defence, fishing, yachting and fire.
VIKING is a privately held Danish corporation with group headquarters in Esbjerg, Denmark. Products are manufactured in facilities in Esbjerg and Bramming in Denmark, Bergen in Norway and Bangkok in Thailand.
We offer a choice of product packages and systems – standard or tailor made – and certified to the latest requirements according to IMO, SOLAS, EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency) and the USCG. Our product portfolio includes: chute and slide based marine and offshore evacuation and embarkation systems, liferafts, lifejackets, immersion suits, fire suits, work suits, pilot suits, transportation suits, man overboard (MOB) boats, davits and other lifesaving appliances.
The unique Viking network of 1250 employees in 47 branch offices, agents, 270 certified servicing stations and worldwide stock points makes us a truly global provider offering cost-effective and convenient service when and where you need it.
For further information please contact
Mrs Elizabeth D. P÷ckel, Marketing Manager, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment
Tel: +45 76 11 82 09 E-mail: EDP@viking-life.com