I buy direct from the manufacturer - if I phone
them they deliver direct to the boat or my office within two working days. If I go to their warehouse, I can collect the next day. If I order via a chandler, normally a week. I would never order via a chandler though. If I am in another city, it may also take a week or so. That is why I asked "shipped from where to where". Life rafts can only legally be shipped via road or sea and are not supposed to be shipped via air unless the internal cylinder is removed. However, this said, I once had to ship one from Croatia
to Cape Town
via air-freight and it took one week to arrive, but I had to collect at the airport
. So, different strokes for different folk!