OPR Life Raft Aviation

Quality materials

Superior construction

SWITLIK’s OPR is designed to be a high quality, 
lightweight, offshore life raft, with a convertible canopy system, 5-Year Service and heat sealed construction. The OPR provides 1,350 lbs. of inflated buoyancy and 24 sq. ft. of floor area and offers excellent ventilation as well as total protection from the elements.


SWITLIK Signature Convertible Canopy System 

  1. Comes standard with the canopy furled upon deployment, making the raft easier to board.
  2. Once in the raft, the arch tubes can be inflated by separate CO2 cylinders or manual inflation tubes.
  3. Canopy can be partially open to provide better ventilation or fully zipped for total protection from the worst weather.
  4. Deflating arches upon exit is best for rescue teams to make a speedy extraction.







First of its kind:
5 Year Service Interval.

Unlike any other raft on the market, the OPR’s Life Raft has a first of its kind 5 year service interval. This extended service interval helps to reduce the overall cost of life raft ownership.

SWITLIK accomplished this in a responsible manner through the combined use of our patented and military proven hermetically sealed packaging system and compressed air inflation.

Compressed air inflation provided excellent cold weather inflation performance versus traditional CO2 inflation systems. The raft is designed to inflate in 10 seconds or less regardless of temperature.

OPR-Valise-Gauge  Be confident your
raft is ready.

With SWITLIK’s air charge inflation system, 
there is now a visible “go/no go” pressure gauge
that lets you know your raft is ready to deploy.
Time sensitive survival equipment for Part 91 & Part 135 Kits
is packed in an external pocket allowing for
updating without the cost of servicing the actual life raft.



Stay put on the water.

The OPR comes standard with four high-capacity rapidly
deploying weight ballast bags. The water pockets provide
weight to the raft to keep it stable during entry and exit. 

Righting the raft.Flipping the life raft is easy

Your life raft was designed to inflate right-side up. However, wind and waves may cause it to inflate upside down. If this happens, the boarding ladder can be reversed to help you easily right the raft. Climbing the ladder nearest to the inflation cylinder you can use the righting strap to help pull yourself up, and flip the raft over.


Ventilation in a Switlik OPR

Ventilation and Visibility.

A serious cause of seasickness is the bright orange light which filters through the orange canopy fabric of other rafts. The soothing opaque blue coating that lines SWITLIK’s raft canopies prevents sunlight from passing through the canopy, so there is no flickering of light. The convertible canopy also provides four openings to allow for ventilation, and 360° of visibility.

High visibility in a Switlik OPRReflection is key.

High visibility raft canopy fabric and strategically located reflective patches improve the visibility of the life raft during rescue. The OPR has an exterior light that is activated upon raft deployment, as well as SOLAS-grade reflective tape and patches located all around the raft.

Technical Specifications

Soft Valise Case:  
Weight 1: FAR 91: 50 lb. (22.7 kg.)
  FAR 135: 56 lb. (25.4 kg.)
Dimensions : 26.5” (L) x 14” (W) x 12”(H)
Material: Nylon Cordura
Life Raft:  
Buoyancy in Fresh Water: Total: 1,324 lb. (600.6 kg)
Buoyancy in Salt Water: Total: 1,358 lb. (616 kg.)
Inflated Raft Dimensions: 83.98" Width at flats (90.89" at corners)
Floor Area (Total): 24 sq. ft. (2.23 sq. m)
Operating Temperature Range: -22°F to +160°F
Inflation system: Air
Buoyancy tube fabric: Polyurethane Coated Nylon
Capacity: 8 Man

 1 Weight may vary depending upon options. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Standard Equipment

FAR 91 Kit Equipment

FAR 135 Kit Equipment

  • Auto Deploying Sea Anchor
  • Water Bailer
Kit also includes all FAR 91 Items
  • Heaving Ring
  • Electronic Signal Flare (1)
  • Fishing Kit
  • Inflatable Floor
  • First Aid Kit
  • Food Rations (1 pkg. 12 bars)
  • Buoyant Safety Knife
  • Signal Whistle
  • Magnetic Compass
  • Manual Inflation Pump
  • Sponge
  • 75-ft Retaining Line
  • 4 TSO Compliant Water Pockets

  • Desalinator (2) 8-Packs
  • Operating Instructions

  • Survival Manual 1ea.
  • Repair Clamps

  • Pyrotechnic Flare (1)
  • Flashlight

  • Paddles (2 ea) Praddels
















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