Your Reliable Rescue Boats & Lifeboats Supplier in China

OUCO specializes in manufacturing a wide range of Rescue Boats and Lifeboats. Our lifeboats are meticulously crafted using GRP&FRP materials, ensuring unrivaled safety and stability for people at sea, even in the most challenging conditions.

Building upon our expertise in lifeboat manufacturing, we have also pioneered advanced techniques such as RTM vacuum infusion and SMC Moulding FRP processes. These innovative manufacturing methods further enhance the quality and durability of our lifeboats, setting them apart from the rest.

Rescue Boat Manufacturers and Experts

OUCO stands out as the preferred choice for rescue boats due to our 20 years of expertise in fiberglass-reinforced plastic product manufacturing. We are committed to delivering the most functional and cost-effective rescue boats from China.

Our Global Service Network extends across China, India, East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Australia, ensuring comprehensive support and assistance wherever you are located.

All OUCO rescue boats have undergone rigorous assessment and certification by reputable bodies such as CCS, LR, ABS, BV, DNV, RINA, NK, KR, and more. This guarantees the highest standards of safety and quality for our customers.

Customer Satisfaction First

At OUCO, we strive to establish lasting partnerships with each and every customer. Our unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction is evident in every aspect of our business.

  1. You can easily find us at the service points. With our highly skilled and certified on-site support team, we are readily available to address any concerns or issues you may encounter.
  2. During the one-year warranty period, we provide comprehensive services including inspections, repairs, commissioning, and maintenance, as well as a full range of spare parts.
  3. In addition to our exceptional lifeboats, we offer an extensive range of related equipment, including Rescue Boat Davits, Foldable Cranes, Offshore Winches, and more. By providing all the necessary equipment in one place, we simplify your procurement processes, saving you time and reducing complexity.
OUCO can provide all equipment related to lifeboats

Totally Enclosed Life / Rescue Boat

Model Dimension (m) Capacity (pers.) Hook Distance (m) Total Height  (m) Weight (kg)
OCB50C 4.90×2.20×1.00 26 4.5 2.82 4255
OCB50F 4.90×2.20×1.00 26 4.5 2.82 4550
OC57C 5.70×2.30×1.15 30 5.3 3.1 4748
OC57F 5.70×2.30×1.15 30 5.3 3.1 5086
OC58C 5.80×2.70×1.15 45 5.5 3.1 6433
OC58F 5.80×2.70×1.15 45 5.5 3.1 6713
OC85C 8.50×3.30×3.30 90 8 3.3 11825
OC85F 8.50×3.30×3.30 90 8 3.3 12125
OC95C 9.50×3.60×3.40 120 9 3.4 15520
OC95F 9.50×3.60×3.40 120 9 3.4 15900

Rescue Boat

Model Length (m) Breadth (m) Depth (m) Main engine Capacity (pers.) Centre distance of hooks (m) Total weight (kg)
OC40R 4 1.86 0.85 MERCURY 25/30/40HP 6 Single Hook 1100
OC45KR 4.5 1.8 0.85 MERCURY 25/30/40HP 6 Single Hook 1123
OC45D3 4.5 1.7 0.75 380J-3 6 Single Hook 1335
OC45D 4.5 1.8 0.85 ZX2105 6 3.5 1775
OC55D 5.5 1.8 0.85 ZX2105 6 4.5 1975

OUCO Company Profile

What is a lifeboat?

A lifeboat is a crucial emergency evacuation vessel carried on ships, primarily used to escape sea disasters. It has various types including life rafts or rescue boats.

These bright yellow boats can be rigid or inflatable, designed for swift launch, and equipped with essential survival gear such as rations, fresh water, and distress signaling devices. Typically, lifeboats don’t have a toilet, because they prioritize space to accommodate as many people as possible.

Lifeboats must adhere to international regulations, such as SOLAS, ensuring their quality and design. Their unique structure enables self-righting and prevents sinking in waves. Beyond saving lives during emergencies, they also serve as safe waiting areas for people awaiting rescue at sea.

A lifeboat transferring passengers from a burning supply vessel
A lifeboat transferring passengers from a burning supply vessel
How many types of lifeboats are there?

There are many types of lifeboats, which are usually distinguished according to their structure, launching method and propulsion form:

Open lifeboats:

Open lifeboat is a type of lifeboat without a roof, typically propelled manually by oars or sometimes with a compression ignition engine. Due to its lack of protection from weather and water ingress, and its inability to self-right, open lifeboats are no longer widely used and are becoming obsolete in modern shipping due to stricter safety regulations.

Enclosed Lifeboats:

Enclosed lifeboats represent the prevailing choice for vessels due to their protective enclosure, shielding crew members from seawater, adverse weather conditions, and strong winds. Their enclosed design ensures heightened watertight integrity, affording greater resilience against rough seas. Enclosed lifeboats are further categorized into two main types: partially enclosed and fully enclosed variants.

Fully Enclosed Lifeboats:

Fully enclosed lifeboats offer comprehensive protection against external elements, providing an enclosed environment that can effectively protect occupants from inclement weather and water ingress.

Partially Enclosed Lifeboats:

Partially enclosed lifeboats feature openings along one side, facilitating rapid boarding during emergencies. Lighter than their fully enclosed lifeboats. While still offering protection from the sea conditions and lighter than fully enclosed lifeboats, not as safe as Fully Enclosed Lifeboats.

Free fall lifeboat:

Free fall lifeboats specially designed closed lifeboats launched from a downward-sloping slipway on ships, dropping directly into the water. Heavier and stronger to withstand impact, they’re typically located at the vessel’s stern.

Fireproof lifeboat:

Fireproof lifeboats constructed of Fire-Retardant type FRP, ideal for oil tankers and oil rigs due to their fire-resistant properties, offering insulation from heat and flame.

Hyperbaric lifeboats:

Hyperbaric lifeboats employed for dive rescue and underwater emergencies, facilitating the removal of divers from pressured underwater environments on dive boats and diving support vessels.”

What is the difference between lifeboats and life rafts?

Lifeboats and life rafts are all emergency evacuation vessels, but they differ in appearance, design, and functionality.

Difference between lifeboat and life raft

Lifeboats are typically shaped like long rectangles resembling rowboats or skiffs. They are made of fiberglass, aluminum or other rigid plastic composites, and are commonly found on large commercial vessels. General lifeboats have a capacity of 6/10/15 people, and large cruise ship lifeboats can hold 150 people or more. Lifeboats require manual launching and retrieval and are equipped with motors or a propulsion system for movement. They may occupy deck space but provide easy access for passengers.

Life Rafts are shaped like circles or large squares, they are more flexible and inflatable, and equipped with buoyant paddles. Minimum capacity is 6 people, maximum capacity is 25 people and above. They are easier to stow and release but can flex in waves and are challenging to move away from the ship to a safe station. Life rafts often have an auto-inflatable system for quick deployment and do not typically include motors. They are easier to launch but may have limitations in movement and stability compared to lifeboats.

In short, compared with life rafts, lifeboats are more advanced and sturdy, they can help passengers survive for a long time, while life rafts can only float on the sea surface for a short time and rely on human rowing to move.

What is rescue boats and fast rescue boats?

Rescue boats serve a distinct purpose from lifeboats, as they are actively employed in rescue operations rather than solely for evacuation from distressed vessels. Primarily tasked with saving individuals from water emergencies or sea entrapment, these vessels possess the capacity to transport people over certain distances.

Unlike lifeboats, rescue boats boast a broader array of equipment tailored specifically for rescue missions. Essential tools include buoyant rescue quoit lines, fire-extinguishing apparatus, first aid kits, boat-hooks, and various lines, augmenting their effectiveness in responding to emergencies.

A standard rescue boat maintains a minimum operational speed of 6 knots for at least four consecutive hours, even under full load. These vessels typically range in length from over 3.8 meters to less than 8.5 meters, ensuring maneuverability and efficiency in rescue operations.

On the other hand, fast rescue boats exhibit enhanced speed and endurance, enabling rapid response to emergencies. Capable of sustaining speeds of 8 knots for a minimum of eight hours while fully laden, they can achieve speeds of up to 20 knots in calm waters when not at full capacity.

This swift response capability ensures prompt arrival at rescue sites and facilitates the expedited evacuation of individuals in distress. Fast rescue boats typically span lengths between 6.5 and 8.5 meters.

fast rescue boat at work
Fast rescue boat at work
How to maintain a lifeboat?

Lifeboats must be maintained and repaired under SOLAS, IMO, or classification society requirements.

Maintenance Cycle: Lifeboats undergo basic maintenance by the trained crew every three months, an overall inspection once a year, and a comprehensive maintenance and overhaul every five years.

This involves Hull Inspections, load and Pressure tests, Parts Cleaning and lubrication, Engine inspection, Safety Equipment and accessories check, and Launch and recovery equipment (davit and winch) maintenance.

In addition, it is necessary to ensure that the equipment is fully equipped with life-saving supplies, such as food Rations, batteries, fresh water, communication and signaling equipment, etc.

Customer Reviews

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We greatly appreciate the commendable diligence
By Jerry Yankovich on 2023-06-20
We greatly appreciate the commendable diligence exhibited by your engineer, Huang. They went above and beyond to assist us with every aspect, and we are truly grateful for their invaluable support.
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After an extensive search for lifeboats
By Ali Hedyeh on 2023-03-20
After an extensive search for lifeboats suitable for our customer's Oil rigs, we received positive feedback about your company. Ultimately, we decided to go with OUCO.
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By Chen Minghua on 2022-11-21
We are pleased to report that the lifeboat test results have been excellent.
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