SOUTHERN OCEAN SAFETY EQUIPMENT LTD holds a New Zealand Civil Aviation Maintenance Licence for the servicing of Lifejackets and Liferafts.  We are New Zealand service agents for Switlik and Roaring Forties equipment.

Brands we currently service 
  • Hutchwilco
  • Roaring Forties
  • Seascape
  • Switlik     
Passenger and crew vests, Helicopter pilot vests, Anti-Exposure Dry suits, Inflatable Single Person Liferafts, 4 to 10 person Liferafts


From PLB to Float Free there is an emergency beacon to suit your needs.  With all new 406 beacons you must register them with the RCC (Rescue Co-ordination Centre); we can do this all for you when purchasing your new beacon.
We also hire beacons from: $15 for One to Three Days
                                         $20 for One to Seven Days and
                                         $10 for subsequent weeks.


Southern Ocean Safety Equipment Ltd holds an approved handlers licence for explosives.  We stock Flares as listed below.

Flares Available

  • Para Rocket
  • Red Hand
  • Life Smoke
  • Hand Smoke
  • Collision White Hand
  • Flare Kits

Immersion Suits

Emmersion SuitWe are approved to sell and service Immersion suits, specialising in Viking and Intrepid brands. We are the New Zealand agent for Canepa & Campi.  There have been new laws passed on the requirements for Immersion Suits on certain vessels.  If you are unsure on what safety standards apply to you please contact us and we can assist you with your requirements.

Immersion suits should be serviced every three years, or to Manufacturers requirement.

Inflatable Boats

From a 2 metre to a 7 metre Rib we can help you with your needs.Zodic Rescue Inflatable
 If it's a new boat, servicing or repairs. 
SOUTHERN OCEAN SAFETY EQUIPMENT LTD is an approved warranty and repair agent: please contact us for a free quotation.


We are approved to sell and service many brands of inflatable vests and jackets.  From Solas approved jackets through to leisure style jackets.  We hold all parts and cylinders, please contact us for service details.

Lifejackets approved Sales/Servicing
  • Autoflug
  • Avon
  • Baltic
  • BFA
  • Hutchwilco
  • Mullion
  • Roaring Forties
  • Seascape
  • Seasafe
  • SOS Marine
  • Sospenders
  • Stormy (NZ Agent)
  • Switlik
  • Zodiac


Life RaftsSOUTHERN OCEAN SAFTEY EQUIPMENT LTD is approved by manufacturers to carry out the servicing & testing of their brands of Liferafts.  We have the facilities to service liferafts from 4 to 150 persons.  

Other Products

We stock Alkaline Batteries ideal for strobe/lifejacket lights, Lifebuoy lights, torches and everyday use AAA to D size and 9 volt.  We hold a small supply of Stainless Steel fittings and Hardware.  Whether you require new or replacing old equipment SOUTHERN OCEAN SAFTEY EQUIPMENT LTD can help you source almost any item.  Please contact us for a free