Lift Emotion BV has made a special solution for stowing the lifebuoy and smoke pot on board ships and superyachts. Where the visual aspect of ships and superyachts are getting more and more important, it is sometimes difficult to hide a much needed safety item like a Lifebuoy and the attached smoke pot.
Lift Emotion has designed a special solution that gives the designer the freedom of placing the lifebuoy out of visual range within the bulwark of the superyacht. Another benefit of this system is that it can be deployed locally but also from the bridge.
The whole system is thought out for easy installation, loading and unloading. All materials used are rigid and suitable to withstand the harsh conditions of a salty environment. Basis materials are stainless steel 316L and composite, but the unit can also be delivered with a light weight composite hatch / coming and hinges making the interface to the vessel even easier.
The unit is easy to use; by pushing the release button the hatch will shoot out the lifebuoy, and smoke pot, through stored energy of multiple springs. The lifebuoy will also pull away the smoke pot.
The unit works on compressed air and has an accumulator for safety so if the ship's air supply is failing, the unit can still be activated.
Lift Emotion will exhibit at the Mets 2009 on stand 10.307.