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Little Falmouth Yacht Yard

Flushing, Falmouth

Cornwall, TR11 5TJ

Lifejackets are like our best friends

Life jackets save lives

Life jackets are like your best friend, there to support you when in need, fit into your life easily ... but you may have to try a few out till you find the best one! 

Everyone should always wear a life jacket when on the water. It doesn’t matter how strong or fit you are or if you think you are indestructible. Your vision could be affected by the angle of the sun, you could get hit by the boom, you could trip on one of the many lines on deck and end up in the water. Don’t you want your best friend there to lend you a hand till the boat turns around to pick you up?

Make sure that your life jacket and those of the people around you fit properly. The RNLI website 'Respect the Water' has a great guide on how to choose and fit your life jacket whatever shape or size you are. It's also important to check life jackets regularly for wear and tear, as well as checking that screw in CO2 bottles are in good condition and tightly secured in place.

Stay safe! Make sure that everyone on your crew is wearing a life jacket and that they know the correct procedure should a member of your party go overboard. Being on the water is so much more enjoyable when you all feel safe.  

Latest News

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on Suhaili in the Golden Globe Race

Two FBC Biscay 36s to star in Suhaili Parade of Sail

Goldstar, to be raced by Antoine Cousot, and E'le May, to be raced by Nabil Amra, will take part in the Suhaili Parade of Sail to mark the Golden Globe Race 2018.

Boat launch  Cornwall

Second Golden Globe Race Boat Refitted by Falmouth Boat Co.

The second boat competing in the Golden Globe Race 2018 that Falmouth Boat Co. has refitted has been launched.

From Our Blog

Mar 05
Recommissioning an engine before launch

After a long winter we're recommissioning engines ready for launch for the season.

Feb 26
A guide to engine servicing

If you ask Falmouth Boat Co. for a basic engine service, this describes how we carry it out.