USCG Approved Inflatable Buoyant Apparatus (IBA)



USCG Approved Inflatable Buoyant Apparatus (IBA) are available packed in a valise, low profile container or round container, and range in capacity from 4 to 151 persons.

Commercial IBA’s offer double buoyancy chambers constructed from specially formulated fabric, which is highly resistant to abrasion and impervious to corrosion in the marine environment.

IBA’s are USCG approved for use on commercial fishing vessels and inspected passenger vessels where USCG carriage requirements permit. Please call to speak with one of our experts if you are unsure which raft is right for you, your boat, and your application.

Valise Packed IBAs come complete in a rugged – abrasion, chemical and water resistant valise. Low profile and round container packed IBA’s come complete with mounting cradle, lashing, and Hammar hydrostatic release.

Special purpose cradles and stackable containers are available for larger capacity (30+ person) rafts. Please contact us for more information.

IBA Equipment Pack:

  • Compact Paddles
  • Safety Knife
  • Heaving Line Rescue Quoit
  • Flashlight
  • Extra Batteries / Bulbs
  • Emergency Instructions
  • Bailer
  • Hand Pump
  • 2 Sponges
  • Repair Kit
  • Sea Anchor
  • 2 PRV Bungs
  • Signal Mirror

NOTE: We work hard to keep the most common variations of new liferafts in stock at our York, ME facility. If you are in a rush,  please call before placing your order to determine stock status/lead time. All rafts are shipped ground service only via LTL freight carrier and take 3-5 days to reach their destination. Because of their hazardous shipping designation, expedited shipping methods are not available for liferafts.