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Life Rafts Etc.

Your One-Stop Safety And Survival Solutions Provider In The Leeward Islands

As the only approved Rescue Boat (RIBO) service station in the Caribbean and the only officially certified life raft service station in St. Maarten / St. Martin for all the brands they represent, Life Rafts Etc. comes increasingly highly recommended every year:

  • “Anke manages a reliable and highly professional service station and welcomed inspections by our crew of an 80m yacht”
  • “Great Service, Detailed, organized and timely. Great communications leading up to the service date… A true 5 star service”
  • “Extremely thorough and great at explaining the what, why and how of the service. Goes over and above on the certificates and information received back about all the gear..”

Life Rafts Etc. operates from a spacious facility in Marigot.
They are the exclusive service agent for several brands of life rafts and other LSA including Plastimo, Zodiac, Avon, Bombard, SURVITEC, RFD, SSP, Revere, Spinlock, Jonbuoy, Crewsaver and many more!

Professional commercial captain & owner/ operator Anke Roosens uses her ‘first hand’ experience of life at sea to give detailed explanations to crews visiting the workshop to see their own rafts being opened.

Fully SOLAS compliant and adhering to the IMO resolution A.761 (18), the service station is also Bureau Veritas AND Lloyds approved. Their service technicians attend mandatory (refresher) training courses for all the brands they service.

They can also collect all safety gear that needs to be serviced directly at the marinas with their own box van. Life Rafts Etc. also service Life Jackets, Jon Buoys and Immersion Suits. They sell new rafts, life jackets and spares, MOBs, Line Throwers, Pyrotechnics, SPOT / Trackers and lots of other marine safety-related equipment.

Tel French: +590 (0)690 744 330

Tel Dutch: +1(721) 586 0060


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Clammy Cherry Road
Saint Martin (French part)

: Anke

: French +590 690 744 330, Dutch +1 721 586 0060

: [email protected]


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“Best place in the Island chain to get all your security devices (liferaft, lifevest etc.) checked. Extremely professional, clear and honest; returns old raft and contents with full explanation

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  • Great Service.
    All LSA gear sent here for annuals and had unplanned maintenance done here in the past.
    Extremely thorough and great at explaining the what, why and how of the service. Goes over an above on the certificate's and information received back about all the gear.
    Would definitely recommend as a service in the Caribbean.

  • Best LSA service in the Caribbean

    Having attended so many LSA services over the world I was surprised finding such professional and friendly care and service for SOLAS (and recreational) LSA equipment on a tiny island in the Caribbean where you would not expect it! Anke manages a reliable and high professional service station and welcomed inspections by our crew of an 80m yacht. As member of a local SAR team she demonstrated her responsibility for life saving in a spontaneous training of the crew studded with true examples.
    I highly recommend LIFE RAFTS ETC. for all kind and size of yachts and cruisers to service their equipment here also because not only the compulsory service was done but valuable add-ons were offered (eg no boat name was printed on our rafts) and hints were given handling the LSA with the required care to ensure that they will work properly in emergency.

  • Great Service

    Great Service, Detailed, organized and timely. great communications leading up to the service date. On time with pick up. and the delivery afterwards. Detailed reports. I couldn't ask for more. A true 5 star service

  • Above & Beyond

    First of all thank you so much for going above & beyond to get our raft services in a timely manner, Anke always responsive not matter the time.

    They are very resourceful when one of our rafts fail they talk to the manufacturer to get it sorted ASAP.

    You're amazing keep the good work, Looking forward to work with you again next year. Santosh Team!

  • Impeccable Service

    Anke at Life Rafts Etc. serviced our Liferafts at a last minute request, we asked Anke if she would be happy to have the crew come round to see our rafts inflated and the rest of the Survival kit. Anke did a great job going above and beyond to give the crew a full on refresher on all Liferaft & survival procedures including LSA contents contained within the raft. It was very informative and way more than we actually asked for. Servicing of the rafts was quick & professional. Thank you Anke, from all the crew onboard M/Y Ocean Club.

  • Unexpected happiness!

    Anke is very busy , but had a slight change in plans and fit us in for a repack so we could continue. Very professional, well organized and thorough. Price reasonable (especially when compared to US). Could be the best option in the eastern Caribbean. Certainly one if the nicest!

  • Great service excellent product

    We bought a life raft, from this company, the product is exactly what I was expecting. Mrs Anke Roosens are very helpful, they have many life rafts on stock, but is always good to check it before.
    There wore very kind to deliver it to me at Marigot dingy dock,

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