The TeamO Coastal Lifejacket Deckharness
TeamO is proud to announce the launch this week of our new Coastal Lifejacket. This is an essential piece of smart safety equipment for sailors who are planning to undertake coastal passage sailing, where you might face a wide range of conditions and environments.
The Coastal is ISO approved and combines our unique patented BackTow Technology into the integrated deckharness - this means that you clip on with your safety tether from the lifejacket to the lifelines on deck. If you were to fall overboard the TeamO lifejacket will automatically inflate (if you are wearing the Automatic inflation lifejacket model. Users of the Manual inflation lifejacket models must manually pull the inflation toggle on their jacket) The BackTow handle will then be available on top of the lifejacket lung. The user can pull the BackTow handle to release their clip-on point from the waistbelt. This will move the clip-on point from the front to the back of the lifejacket, and will rotate the wearer from a face-down position in the water to a safe face-up position.
The ManOverBoard (MOB) will remain with the boat, safely tethered on, being towed face-up through the water by the BackTow system. The BackTow system protects the user from being washed away from the boat where recovery from the water is extremely difficult. The structural 'A' frame of the BackTow strop is also an ISO-approved lifting point. A halyard can be clipped to the strop and used to winch the user back on board with reduced chance of injury during this process.
Features of the Coastal Lifejacket Deckharness
Following feedback from customers that our Ocean and Offshore models were a bit overspec for the type of sailing they were planning, TeamO created the Coastal lifejacket model. The Coastal combines all of the things you need for an overnight sail or passage sailing.
A sprayhood and SOLAS approved light can be purchased separately and fitted in to the Coastal lifejacket cover if you wish to add these items.
There are two inflation options for the Coastal lifejacket: Automatic or Manual. The Automatic lifejacket features the UML Mark 5i inflation system. Rearming kits for this system can be purchased from TeamO Marine or are widely available in most chandleries around the world. Alternatively you may prefer the Manual inflation option. For this lifejacket the user must manually pull an inflation toggle available on the front of the lifejacket to trigger the inflation. Both the Automatic and Manual version of the Coastal are fitted with a 38g C02 cylinder cartridge which can be purchased from TeamO Marine or any good chandlery.
The Coastal Lifejacket is available in black with orange or pink trim or blue with yellow trim. The range features our new technical honeycomb weave fabrics throughout which offer a more durable, tougher exterior for longer product life.