The Retrieval Kit

The Retrieval Kit – which is suitable for both sailing boats and motorboats – comprises a Harken 6 part ratcheted block tackle, with Kong Tango locking gate carabiners and a  ‘Rescue Sling’, rope to chain to rope in a reinforced plastic tube, wrapped in dayglo orange cloth, with modern rope technology adjustable sling length. All of which allows the casualty to be lifted out horizontally. And of course Lifesavers that you fit into your lifejackets.

To buy the complete package 4 x MOB Lifesavers, 1 x Harken tackle with 4m drop & Kong Tango locking gate carabiners and 1 x Rescue Sling costs £584.75 plus Delivery

Or buy the elements individually.

See the BUY page to buy MOB Lifesavers UK delivery included.

1 x Harken tackle with a 4m drop & Kong Tango carabiners £464.95

1 x Heavy duty ‘Rescue Sling’ £40

Plus Delivery

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.



Kong Carabiners are anodised aluminium. The anodising helps to prevent corrosion in the marine environment. Rated to 3.3 tons – should do the job, even for me! The gate locks until you press the back. When you whack the carabiner at what you want to attach it to your hand naturally presses on the back and so releases the gate. Kong Carabiners are ideal for whacking onto the handle of the MOB Lifesaver. Notice that the shackle attach the Kong to the Harken block has been moused with wire. You wouldn’t want the pin to fly out mid MOB retrieval. Now it’s moused it certainly won’t.



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. We also now offer this with Long locking carabiners, which unlock as you whack them at what you want to attach them to. Ideal for clipping onto the MOB Lifesaver handle. To read the Harken/MOB Lifesaver case study click the link.

Harken/MOB Lifesaver case study