Technical Specifications

Switlik POD-4 Technical Specs.

Switlik POD-4 Technical Specs.




MOM 600 - Made in the USA.


Fiberglass Hard Case:  
Weight 1: 48 lbs. (21.8 kg.)
Dimensions 2: 24-1/2” (L) x 13” (W) x 13” (H)
Material: Hand Laid Fiberglass
Aluminum Cradle Material: AL-6463-T55
Case Color: White
Soft Valise Case:  
Weight 1: 39 lb. (18.1 kg.)
Dimensions 2: 22” (L) x 13” (W) x 10”(H)
Material: Nylon Cordura
Life Raft:  
Buoyancy in Fresh Water: Total: 1,114 lb. (505.3 kg)
Buoyancy in Salt Water: Total: 1143 lb. (518.5 kg.)
Inflated Raft Dimensions: 84.79" Width at flats (91.77" at corners)
Floor Area (Total): 20.1 sq. ft. (1.87 sq. m)
Operating Temperature Range: -22°F to +160°F
Inflation system: Air
Buoyancy tube fabric: Polyurethane Coated Nylon


1 Weight may vary depending upon options.
3 Optional Cradle will extend the overall installed height and width dimensions of the Hard Container by approximately two inches. Specifications are subject to change without notice.


Standard Equipment

Auto Deploying Sea Anchor
Heaving Ring
Manual Inflation Pump
Repair Clamps (2 ea.)
Waterproof Solar Powered Flashlight

Optional Features

USCG Approved Hydrostatic Release
Inflatable Floor



There is no one universal method of rating raft capacities (see here). In fact, there are several different methods and governmental agencies worldwide that rate the capacity of a life raft based on the following criteria: usable floor area, inflated buoyancy, size of an average individual, and their concept of how long someone might be in the raft before rescue, not to mention how you find yourself to be there, i.e. from a sinking vessel or a ditched aircraft.

As a result, SWITLIK takes the position that a life raft's capacity is truly defined by its total size in floor area and inflated buoyancy. How many "people" that translates into depends upon your usage and interpretation of the above criteria.  A raft that might safely support 6 or 8 people in an emergency for 24 hours will seem a lot smaller for a transoceanic passage where rescue might be weeks in coming.

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