For some mariners, owning safety equipment doesn’t make sense. 

If you venture offshore only occasionally, or participate in a rally or race just a few times a year, it can be hard to justify the outlay required in owning a life raft or other safety equipment 365 days a year.

That’s where Great Circle can help you enjoy your boating activity safely. Great Circle supplies Oceanmaster® Life Rafts and marine safety equipment for hire on a weekly, monthly or long term basis. Naturally, our fleet of hire rafts and marine safety equipment are 100% compliant with relevant government or boating association requirements and are thoroughly inspected both at the conclusion and commencement of each hire to confirm that they meet Great Circle’s strict control procedures. Your safety is our TOP priority.

 

 

LIFE RAFTS

 

 

Great Circle

Oceanmaster®

Yachting Australia Compliant & Recreational Life Rafts 

Hiring Prices As of November 2017

1 to 11 weeks

3 to 5 months

6 to12 months

Over 12 months

4 person valise or canister pack

$295 first week, then $30 per week

$45.50 per week $182 per month

$36.50 per week $146 per month

$27.25 per week

$109 per month

6 person valise or canister pack

$315 first week, then $31 per week

$48.50 per week $194 per month

$38.75 per week $155 per month

$29 per week

$116 per month

8 person valise or canister pack

$325 first week, then $32 per week

$51.25 per week $205 per month

$41.00 per week $164 per month

$30.75 per week

$123 per month

10 person canister pack

$340 first week, then $33 per week

$54.75 per week $219 per month

$43.75 per week $175 per month

$33 per week

$132 per month

12 person canister pack

$360 first week, then $35 per week

$57.50 per week $230 per month

$46.00 per week $184 per month

$34.75 per week

$139 per month

Canister cradle

& lashing

$20 first week, then $3.50 per week

     

 



Great Circle

Oceanmaster®

Commercial Survey approved, NSCV compliant Life Rafts.

Includes 406MHz EPIRB within equipment pack.

 

Hiring Prices As of November 2017



1 to 11 weeks

3 to 5 months

6 to12 months

Over 12 months

4 person valise or canister pack

$320 first week

then $35 per week

$52.50 per week

$210 per month

$47.50 per week

$168 per month

$31.50 per week

$126 per month

6 person valise or canister pack

$340 first week

then $36 per week

$55.50 per week

$222 per month

$44.25 per week

$177 per month

$33.25 per week

$133 per month

8 person valise or canister pack

$360 first week

then $37 per week

$58.25 per week

$233 per month

$46.50 per week

$186 per month

$35 per week

$140 per month

10 person canister pack

$380 first week

then $38 per week

$61.75 per week

$247 per month

$49.50 per week

$198 per month

$37 per week

$148 per month

12 person canister pack

$390 first week

then $40 per week

$64.50 per week

$258 per month

$51.50 per week

$206 per month

$38.75 per week

$155 per month

15 person canister pack

SOLAS certified

$420 first week

then $43 per week

$69.75 per week

$279 per month

$56 per week

$224 per month

$42 per week

$168 per month

16 person canister pack

 SOLAS certified 

$430 first week

then $43 per week

$72 per week

$288 per month

$58 per week

$232 per month

$ 43.75 per week

$175 per month

20 person canister pack

SOLAS certified

$435 first week

then $44 per week

$74.50 per week

 $298 per month

$60 per week

 $240 per month

$45.50 per week

$182 per month

25 person canister pack

SOLAS certified

$440 first week

then $46 per week

$79.25 per week

$317 per month

$63.50 per week

$254 per month

$47.50 per week

$190 per month

(All prices include GST).

Our very attractive hire purchase or lease arrangements make owning a life raft hassle free and cost effective. Monthly payments cover your life raft and service schedule - and may be tax deductable.

 

Smart Reasons to Hire

- Spread your costs with simple fixed, tax deductable payments

- No vessel down time – at service time, an up-to-date life raft replaces your present raft 

- No service charges and feesNo expensive surprises at service time

- Realise substantial bottom line cost savings 

LIFE RAFTS & EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT PACKS

Great Circle hire life rafts are supplied with either ‘Voyager’ (general / recreational) or YA’ (Yachting Australia) or ‘ISO>24Hr.’ (NSCV - National Standard for Commercial Vessels) equipment packs or a combination of these packs. Please refer to our Emergency Equipment Pack Inventories for information regarding pack contents.

 

Great Circle Oceanmaster® Life Rafts are Yachting Australia compliant and fully approved to State Marine Authority survey standard (in both cases with appropriate emergency equipment pack). Our rafts are listed on the National Marine Safety Committee's Register of Compliant Equipment for commercial vessels (see www.nmsc.gov.au/nrce.html). 

 

 

EPIRBs, Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs), SPOT Satellite Tracker

 

Emergency beacons

 

EPIRBs, PLBs & Spot2

1 to 5 weeks

Over 6 weeks

Standard 406MHz EPIRB & PLB  (non GPS)

$44 first week then $6 per week

$10.80 per week

GPS equipped 406MHz EPIRB & PLB 

$49 first week then $9 per week

$12.80 per week

(All prices include GST).

 

EPIRBs & PLBs are available as standard units or with integrated GPS for greater locator accuracy and reduced search times. A standard beacon has a locator accuracy of 5km; a GPS equipped beacon’s accuracy is about 120 metres.

 

SPOT2 SATELLITE MESSENGER has a built-in GPS receiver and uses satellite phone technology to allow you to send out information about your location via SMS or email to family and friends or to rescue authorities to summon help from virtuallyanywhere in the world. Although not classed as an EPIRB or PLB, any activation of the SPOT SOS function in Australia will be immediately relayed to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) andthey will respond to the alert.

 

 

FLARES (Pyrotechnic Signals)



 

Flares

1 to 5 weeks

Over 6 weeks

2 x 2 Flare Kit

2 red hand flares & 2 orange hand smoke signals

$6.50 first week then $2.60 per week

$2.60 per week

3 x 3 Flare Kit

3 red hand flares & 3 orange hand smoke signals

$9.75 first week then $3.90 per week

$3.90 per week

Parachute Rocket Kit

2 red para rockets

$9.00 first week then $3.60 per week

$3.45 per week

White Flare Kit

2 white Collision/Illuminating hand flares

$3.85 first week then $1.55 per week

$1.50 per week

Australian Sailing (Cat. 1) Flare Kit

4 red hand flares, 4 orange hand smoke signals, 6 parachute rockets, 2 white Collision/Illuminating flares

$32.50 first week then $12.50 per week

$12.50 per week

Australian Sailing (Cat. 2) Flare Kit

4 red hand flares, 4 orange hand smoke signals, 4 parachute rockets, 2 white Collision/Illuminating flares

$25.80 first week then $10.30 per week

$9.90 per week

NSCV Flare Kit

2 red hand flares, 1 orange hand smoke signal, 3 parachute rockets

$23.50 first week then $9.40 per week

$8.60 per week

(All prices include GST).

 

Red Hand flares are primarily designed for night use in short range signalling situations. Minimum burn time is 60 secs with visibility up to 10 km at sea level.  Orange Smoke flares are for daytime use only and feature a dense cloud of vivid expanding orange smoke for up to 60 seconds. Smoke cloud is visible for up to 4km at sea level.  Red Parachute Rocket flares are day or night, long range distress signals. A manually activated wire trigger ejects a red flare on a parachute at a height of 300 metres with a burn time of 40 seconds. All flares are certified AS or SOLAS standard.

  

LIFE JACKETS & TETHERS



 

Life Jackets (Personal Flotation Devices - PFD’s)

1 to 5 weeks

Over 6 weeks

Adult

(body mass 40-70+kg.)

$29 first week, then

$8.00 per week

$9.80 per week

Child or Small adult

(body mass 25 -50 kg.)

$15 first week, then

$6.00 per week

$6.50 per week

Safety Tether – 2 Hook

$6.80 first week, then $3 per week

$3.40 per week

Safety Tether – 3 Hook

$9.40 first week, then $4 per week

$4.60 per week

(All prices include GST).

 Great Circle Ocean Pro inflatable hire life jackets are Yachting Australia (YA) compliant and Commercial Survey approved. The adult size (body mass; 40 – 70 + kg) provides a minimum 150 Newtons of buoyancy and are certified compliant with AS 4758.1. The Ocean Pro includes a SOLAS approved locator light, double crotch strap and utilises the Hammar® Automatic Hydrostatic Inflation System, the most reliable inflation system available and very suited to the wettest and most demanding of sea conditions.

Great Circle Safety Tethers are approved to standard EN1095. Both types, the 2 & 3 hook, feature self locking hooks and cannot be opened accidentally.


VHF RADIO – Hand-held



 

VHF hand-held transceiver

1 to 5 weeks

Over 6 weeks

GME GX660

$39 first week, then $15.60 per week

$16.75 per week

(All prices include GST).

 

VHF RADIO

Great Circle hire ‘G-Com’ Marine VHF hand-held transceivers are waterproof to rating IPX7 and feature Dual Watch and Scan functions, with switchable power transmission of 5 and 1 watt that cover the full marine VHF band.

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