The Retrieval Kit

The Retrieval Kit – which is suitable for both sailing boats and motorboats – comprises a Harken 6 part ratcheted tackle, with DMM Spectre climbing carabiners and a heavy ‘Rescue Sling’, rope to chain to rope in a reinforced plastic tube, wrapped in dayglo orange cloth to allow the casualty to be lifted out horizontally – and of course Lifesavers that you fit into your lifejackets.

Harken tackle with a 4m drop £415

2 x DMM spectre carabiners £17

Heavy duty ‘Rescue Sling’ £40

Bucket £10

Delivery UK £8, next day UK £16, within 2 days Europe £20 (but for Europe and non UK please email us to check the cost) To order, please contact us.

We now have a shrink wrapped sleeve round the end of the plastic pipe and the chain to prevent it catching on guard rails etc when the man is lifted back on board.


DMM Spectre Carabiners are anodised aluminium. The anodising helps to prevent corrosion in the marine environment. Rated to 1 ton


Harken have produced this 6 part MOB tackle with ratcheted block to make lifting easier. It has been tested and rated for lifting a man out of the water. To read the Harken/MOB Lifesaver case study click the link.

Harken/MOB Lifesaver case study