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Old 19-04-2015, 13:10   #1
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Givens raft servicing

We purchased a Givens Raft which has now in need of servicing. Anyone know of who has taken over servicing,
since their bankruptcy, in the Pacific Northwest?
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Old 19-04-2015, 13:38   #2
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Re: Givens raft servicing

Can only speak for the Northeast, but it was suggested to me to just buy a new raft. Here there are limited people who will get involved, and what they want to service it was over the top. Too bad, I met Jim Givens, and he designed probably the best raft ever, but the events that lead to the company's demise left a lot of bad feelings ans financially hurt people.
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Old 20-04-2015, 12:08   #3
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Re: Givens raft servicing

Thanks for the feedback. We were at the tail end of the troubles. After many months of complaining we did receive a raft, but it was not what we ordered and it was close to requiring a re-service when we got it. I guess we can't complain, it did get us through our first blue water cruise last year. Too bad about the company. The product itself looked good.
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Re: Givens raft servicing

FYI, I bought one of the last six man deluxe offshore models that Givens offered. The new owners ran the company in to the ground and filed for bankruptcy shortly after my raft was delivered.

I had the raft inspected and the expired survival equipment and supplies were replaced, the gas canister was replaced and the firing mechanism as well.

I had the raft totally renovated and recertified. The firm is in The Netherlands and they service all liferafts for recreational and commercial ships.
http://www.jacobslifesaving.com/html...&language_id=2

Point being...any good service company can work on any liferaft.

I paid less than 400 euros and they even shrinkwrapped the raft for me.
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Re: Givens raft servicing

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I paid less than 400 euros and they even shrinkwrapped the raft for me.
Positive proof how much of a racket it is here in the US. to get a raft serviced. They immediately try to finagle you into a new raft. I was quoted almost $1400 for a re-certification.
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