Our range of lifejackets, Buoyancy garments, vests & aids and accessories as well as information on how to service and care for them.
Hutchwilco lifejackets are seen throughout the world as the benchmark for comfort, design and quality. Hutchwilco has worked for many years to position itself as the world’s leading brand and manufacturer of ‘quality lifejackets’.
New Zealand’s marine environment is the perfect testing ground to create product for all recreational and commercial forms of boating. Whether you are kayaking, centre board sailing, a commercial fisherman or simply a recreational family boatie we have the product to cover your requirements.
For the wee ones, Hutchwilco Children's Lifejackets and Buoyancy Aids For more information on what lifejacket or buoyancy aid best suits your child please refer here for the Maritime NZ guidelines. Or alternatively please seek the advice from the trained staff at your nearest Hutchwilco stockist. https://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/recreational/safety/lifejackets/types-of-lifejackets/#lifejackets_for_kids
Buoyancy Vests designed for Watersports, Kayaking, Sailing and a huge range of other water activites
The benefits of Inflatable life jackets are clear; lightweight comfortable and compact. This is why more and more of these jackets are finding their way into the market as boaties and fisherman are realising they can happily wear one all day. However what a lot of these people do not realise is that the mechanisms that triggers these jackets to inflate need to be checked to ensure everything is operational. Commercially, they need to be serviced annually by a certified service company but recreationally no such rules apply. This is why we advise a self service of your Inflatable Lifejacket once a year. All it involves is a couple of simple steps to make sure your inflatable is up to scratch and will work when you need it to most. We have a couple of resources available that will take you through how this servicing is done. Click here to open a 'looking after your Inflatable Lifejacket' checklist from Coastguard NZ, and please see below for a video which will take you though the self servicing steps. Remember, it's not a Lifejacket until it is inflated, so make sure it does