Storm Rider Yoke Ready For Nsw Lifejacket Regs

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PFD Australia Pty Ltd, 24 Capital Drive, Grovedale VIC 3216 Australia.      T: (03) 5244 4753       F: (03) 5244 4923

PFD Australia’s innovative Storm Rider range is ready for

NSW boaters to meet new lifejacket rules, starting with the

Storm Rider Yoke with free LED torch for under $100.

3 November 2010



Storm Rider Yoke ready for NSW lifejacket regs

Australia’s innovator in inflatable lifejackets,

PFD Australia, has launched its 2011 Storm

Rider range to help NSW boaters meet the

new rules which come into force on 1


The new lifejackets rules for recreational

vessels on NSW navigable waters will also

affect Victorian boaters on the Murray.

Although NSW does not require universal

lifejacket wearing in all small vessels, it does

require them to be worn in specific situations, especially for children, in heightened risk

conditions and for towing watersports.

PFD Australia offers a range of safe and stylish, top quality PFD1 yokes, vests and jackets

to meet the new NSW requirements, starting at under $100 for the Storm Rider Yoke.

From 1 November on NSW waterways, children under 12 years of age must wear a lifejacket

at all times on vessels less than 4.8 metres, and when underway and in an open area of the

vessel in vessels less than 8 metres.

All persons in vessels less than 4.8 metres must wear a lifejacket in heightened risk boating

situations, specifically at night, when on open (ocean) waters, on alpine waters, when

boating alone, or when the boat is used as a tender more than 400 metres from shore.

In all vessels, all persons must wear lifejackets when the master judges a heightened risk

exists and requires passengers to put on their lifejacket, such as in deteriorating weather, in

rough seas, at night, if a passenger can’t swim, or when a vessel is broken down.

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PFD Australia Pty Ltd, 24 Capital Drive, Grovedale VIC 3216 Australia.        T: (03) 5244 4753         F: (03) 5244 4923      

For details of the new rules, including provisions for towing watersports, kayaks, canoes and

kite surfing, visit and click “Lifejacket Reforms”.

PFD Australia’s Storm Rider lifejackets offer maximum safety combined with convenience,

versatility and style in a range of models which meet – and in some cases exceed – the

requirements of the new NSW rules.

The Storm Rider Yoke meets all the requirements for an inflatable PFD1 in NSW and around

Australia in a one-size-fits-all inflatable yoke for less than $100, including a free LED torch

tucked into its handy mesh pocket.

To combine weather protection with top level safety, the Storm Rider Lite can be worn as a

weatherproof jacket or with its sleeves and back panel zipped out for maximum ventilation in

hot weather, all for less than $250.

Storm Rider vests and jackets are the only PFD1 jackets in Australia that can be legally worn

open for comfort and ventilation, when the buckle is fastened on the separate safety strap.

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More information:

Glenn Sheldon

(03) 5244 4753 or 0419 296 222

Media inquiries & images:

Greg Shoemark

(03) 9898 5570 or 0412 316 928

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