LIFE RAFTS ETC. IS YOUR OFFICIAL APPROVED SERVICE STATION IN THE LEEWARD ISLANDS.  We provide Sales  and Servicing of Liferafts, Lifejackets, RIBO, Immersion suits, EPIRB, Jon buoys, Pyrotechnics, and more. We are conveniently located in Saint Martin, the yachting capital of the Caribbean.


LIFE RAFTS ETC. has been servicing Liferafts, Lifejackets, Immersion suits & more for over 8 years, and its service center is Bureau Veritas approved and complies with IMO & Solas regulations.


LIFE RAFTS ETC. is the only official RIBO / Rescue Boat approved service center in the Caribbean.


LIFE RAFTS ETC. is proud to have some of the most famous safety and survival brands in our service portfolio.

Please note that Liferafts Etc. is the only official serviced center authorized to service liferafts in Sint Maarten - Saint Martin for the brands listed. Our technicians are trained and certified by every brand we represent and attend regular mandatory refresher training courses. We are also  continuously adding more brands to our portfolio so email us if you are not sure if we can service your product. Click on the brands page to see all the brands we represent.


LIFE RAFTS ETC. is owned and operated by Anke Roosens, who grew up on the beautiful Island of Sint Maarten-St.Martin in the Caribbean.

Anke is a well known and respected captain who in the past used to run an inter-island passenger ferry and also still freelances on (mega) yachts when the Caribbean season gets slower.

Anke is also one of  the Captains’ at the French Sea Rescue S.N.S.M. and regulary heads out to save peoples life at any time of the day or night.  

LIFE RAFTS ETC. officially opened for business in 2009 in a small workshop located in French Cul de Sac.

In the summer of 2016 LIFE RAFTS ETC. moved into their new +350m2 facility in Concordia, Marigot, just minutes away from Fort Louis Marina.


We can provide pick up and drop off services of your rafts & safety gear from your vessel in the marina or at anchor so please email us at to get a personalized quote and make an appointment for all your safety equipment that needs servicing.

Captain Anke on one of the SNSM French St.Martin

Sea Rescue Boats

Captain Anke does regular sea rescue training drills to allow people  to familiarize themselves with using life rafts

Life Rafts Etc. 

+590 690 744330 (French) 

+ 1 721 5860060 (Dutch)