So if it all goes terribly wrong and you're about to step off the yacht - would you feel happy having bought the liferaft
Not sure I would. Owning a multihull
means that my boat is unsinkable. Fire now - that's a different story. Should I pay top dollar for top safety
And yet - there's any number of second hand liferafts for sale
. If you buy one it'll need a service
. Say £125 plus £40 carriage both ways to add to the cost. And if it fails the survey
whatever you paid. If it fails at sea then it'll be the last lesson that life will teach you.