Life Raft + Survival Equipment, Inc. has been selling and servicing major brands of life rafts and marine safety equipment since 1983.

The company was founded by Jim O'Connor, who is also a past President of the US Marine Safety Association (USMSA). Our crew is made up of the foremost experts in marine safety and survival equipment and are all factory-trained and certified in the latest national, international, industry and manufacturer regulations. They are prepared to work with you to equip your vessel with all of your safety needs.

Our service center is located in Tiverton, Rhode Island about 10 miles north of Newport, Rhode Island and is one of the largest U.S. Coast Guard approved servicing facilities in the country.

When the time comes to service your equipment, LRSE offers a pickup and delivery service. Our partner locations throughout the Northeast include: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. We are only a phone call, email, or text away. Our team is very personable and ready to help ensure your equipment will save your life; we care about your well being.

At LRSE our mission is to build lifelong relationships by providing the highest quality solutions through unequaled experience, knowledge and integrity.


Life Raft + Survival Equipment, Inc. provides inspection, testing and repair services for:

Life Rafts


Life Jackets

Immersion Suits

Man Overboard


Life Raft Inspection Services for:

Commercial USCG/SOLAS ships

Sail and Power Yachts

Ferries, Tugs and Workboats

Fishing Vessels, Sport and Commercial


Life Raft + Survival Equipment, Inc. offers the following services to the commercial and recreational marine industries:

Individual and Crew Safety Training

Rental Equipment

Winter Storage

Pick-up and Delivery (available at selected locations)



Life Raft + Survival Equipment, Inc. sells:

Life Rafts


PFDs and Accessories

Immersion Suits

Full Abandon Ship Kits

Vessel Storm Survival: Damage Control Kits, Sea Anchors, Drogues

Man Overboard; MOM8A Units, Jonbuoy, Danbuoy, Lifesling, Throw Rings, Overboard Lights

Pyrotechnics: Flares, Line Throwers, Man overboard Smoke Signals

Medical Equipment: Medical Kits, Defibrillators, TPAs



Life Raft + Survival Equipment, Inc. offers:

Basic Safety Course

Advanced Safety Course

Customized Safety Course

USCG Approved Drill Conducting

First Aid/CPR/AED