How do you maintain your BESTO lifejacket? 

Your Besto Buoyancy Aid or Lifejacket needs maintenance periodically and is only effective then. Do not perform any repairs on the vests yourself. Return the lifejacket to your dealer or contact Besto.

General: please note a lifejacket or buoyancy aid will only be effective when:

  • You have chosen the right product/category in relation to the kind of use/activity its required for.
  • You have chosen the right size according to the weight of the wearer.
  • When buying a lifejacket take into account the clothing you will be wearing on the water. Heavy, protective, watertight clothingÿcan counteract the working of the jacket.
  • You test or pre-wear test the lifejacket before using it (teach your children how to turn and/or float in their lifejacket)
  • You wear and maintain the lifejacket according to the enclosed manuals
  • You wear the lifejacket each time when there is a risk of falling into the water
  • You never wear it underneath your clothing or jacket, it?s always on top
  • Lifejackets/buoyancy aids only reduce the risk of drowning, they do not guarantee rescue.

Click the link foam lifejackets or inflatable lifejackets for specific information regarding the type of lifejacket.

General directions for the use, storage, care and inspection of your buoyancy aid or lifejacket.

Donning
done the jacket over the head or like a coat, with the brand logo, zipper and/or reflecting tape towards the front. Close any zip and/or fastening(s). Adjust the webbing(s) through the buckle(s) until the life-jacket fits securely to your body. When available, knot and tighten collar ties and/or cords and securely fit them to your body. If available, get the crotch straps (or for babies the nappy) between your legs and adjust the webbing(s) through the buckles or sliders, until they securely fit to the body. Always securely tuck away webbing-ends.

Storage and care
Rinse in fresh water after use in sea. Allow wet lifejackets to dry thoroughly before storing. Do not place lifejacket on or near a source of heat but simply hang up to dry. Conditions for storage and use.-30°C to +60°C. Store in a dry and dark place. Make no repairs or changes to the lifejacket yourself. In case of damage, send the life jacket for repair to the nearest dealer or the shop where it was purchased. Max. Lifespan of foam lifejacket is 10 years.

Inspection
Before using, Train yourself in the use of the device. Always inspect the lifejacket for damage before using. Check the lifejacket at least once a year.

Note
100N/150N: Do not wear in combination with a safety harness, which can damage the lifejacket. Full performance may not be achieved using waterproof clothing or in other circumstances. Do not apply diapers which provide buoyancy when using the lifejacket. Do not wear in combination with a disposable nappy.

Beware
Owing to their particular body weight distribution, small children can still come to lie face down in the water. The relatively heavy head of a small child, it nappies etc. may cause it to lie in a fatal flotation position. A child user should be taught how to float/turn in this life jacket.

Extra
Do not use as a cushion. Familiarize yourself with the location of the (safety) whistle.
Light: check the expiry date of the light, only when available.

Instruction for use 
Click here to download full instruction of use.

It is important that before use or periodically a Pre-Wear check has been done on your jacket, to make sure is it operational. Check the indicators at the mechanism, the cylinder ( full and tighten) and general condition.

Click here to learn more about the pre wear check.

It is important to know how an Inflatable jacket operate.

Click here to learn more.

You can re-pack and fold your jacket after use. Please read the general instruction manuals and the re-arm set instructions that belongs to your jacket careful. If it is damaged, contact Besto or an authorized service station.

Below you can choose for further information on you ISO or SOLAS jacket.

All Inflatable jackets need to be re-inspected periodically. The interval for this is:

  • SOLAS Twin chamber: each year
  • ISO single chamber jackets:   a minimum every 2 years

Dates are since date of purchase and within the automatic cartridge / bobbin expiry date.

Besto advices to service the jackets every year in case of heavily professional, frequent & extreme use. This is fully up to and for the responsibility of the end user(s).

  • The latest inspection carried out is listed on the certificate, checklist and on the info label of the jacket. The next inspection date is indicated by the service sticker.
  • The lifejacket should be serviced at a service station accredited by the manufacturer within one month either side of the service date.
  • Change the cartridge / bobbin every 2 years for regular leisure usage and every year for commercial or heavy leisure usage and within the automatic cartridge / bobbin expiry date.

Below an overview of all Besto Collection Points and Besto Service Stations.

BelgiumStreet + No.ZipcodeCityWebsite
SeashopWatersportlaan 7-S8620Nieuwpoortwww.seashop.be
NetherlandsStreet + No.ZipcodeCityWebsite
George Kniest Boat Equipment BVMARINAWEG 201361 ACAlmerewww.kniest.nl
Joosten WatersportCompagnieshaven 11601 ZAEnkhuizenwww.joostenwatersport.nl
Vrolijk Watersport B.V.Visafslagweg 1 ( Hal 18-20)2583 DMScheveningenwww.vrolijk.nl
L.J. v.d. Velde WatersportGroenekruisweg 2A3249 AGHERKINGENwww.vandervelde-watersport.nl
Visser WatersportJachthavenweg 71D4311 NCBRUINISSEwww.visserwatersport.nl
Jos Boone WatersportMaisbaai 14331 HJMiddelburgwww.josboone.nl
Zuidschor WatersportZandkreekweg 54471 NGWolphaartsdijkwww.zuidschor.com
Met VerveCromsteven 24924 CADrimmelenwww.snoek-bovy.nl
Maritiem Centrum HeusdenBakkersdam 95256 PKHeusdenwww.maritiemcentrumheusden.nl
Hermus WatersportHatenboer 546041 TNRoermondwww.hermus.eu
Bonsink Aqua ServiceZomerdijk 788064 XGZwartsluiswww.aquaservice.nl
Skipperland LemmerLijnbaan 98531 JMLemmerwww.skipperland.nl
SilerswaarMarkt 198754 CMMakkumwww.silerswaar.nl
AustriaAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Maritimo Gmbh & Co KgGewerbestr.162102BisambergYesYesYeswww.maritimo.at
Alltechnik Handel GmbhRheinboldtstraße13A-2362BiedermannsdorfYesYesNowww.allroundmarin.com
BelgiumAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Nassau Scheepsbenodigdheden BvbaAsiadok – Oostkaai 28D2030AntwerpenYesYesNowww.nassau.be
Dk Safety ServicesNeerbroek322070ZwijndrechtNoYesYeswww.dkss.be
Global SafetyBrabantstraat14-162870PuursNoYesYeswww.vdp.com
Neptunia Captain S.A.Rue Gransart876440AntoingNoYesNowww.neptunia.com
BulgariaAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Vistamar LtdChataldja518002Southern Industrial Zone, BurgasYesYesYeswww.vistamarltd.com
Czech RepublicAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Avar YachtZa Rekou81566471Veverská BítýškaYesYesNowww.avaryacht.cz
EnglandAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Adec MarineMason'S Avenue4CRO9XSCroydon SurreyYesYesYeswww.adecmarine.co.uk
Safequip LtdBond Street0FK10 2PBTullibodyYesYesNowww.safequip.co.uk
EstoniaAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Mereabi OuKopli10310416TallinnYesYesYeswww.mereabi.ee
FinlandAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Marina Pargas Ab / MeredinTervsundintie7020100TurkuYesYesYeswww.meredin.fi
FranceAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Tech SubRue De L'Arsenal4-61RochefortYesYesYes-
Sea ServicesRue Ernest Deproge97200109Fort De FranceYesYesYes-
As MarineAvenue De Fontmichel7016210MandelieuYesYesYes-
Pneu Marine Services 06Chemin De Saint Cassien1396210MandelieuYesYesYes-
Pejout Marine ServicesRoute De Cannes2206220VallaurisYesYesYes-
X-PaceAvenur Mirabeau176600AntibesYesYesYes-
ServauxChemin Du Littoral, Anse De Saumaty13016MarseilleYesYesYes-
Store Marine ServicePort Napoleon13230Port Saint Louis Du RhoneYesYesYes-
Jean NegriSecteur Des Bétonniers Z,I Le Tonkin13270Fos Sur MerYesYesYes-
Coop Maritime De GrandcampQuai Henri Chéron14450Grandcamp MaisyYesYesYes-
NavigatlantiqueQuai Marillac17000La RochelleYesYesYes-
Chris NauticRue De La Tartane417200RoyanYesYesYes-
Gelgon NautismeRue De Lannion1222710PenvenanYesYesYes-
Brico NauticZc Côte De Granit Rose22730TregastelYesYesYes-
Bretagne MarineRue Du Port22740LézardrieuxYesYesYeswww.bretagne-marine.com/
FobRue Nicephore Niepce2029200BrestYesYesYes-
De2LRue Des Frères Peugeot631130BalmaYesYesYes-
SimaRue Mireport6033310LormontYesYesYes-
Saint Briac NauticLe Petit Port, Rue De Lancieux35800Saint BriacYesYesYes-
Drakkar 50Le Rouilly50510 HudimesnilYesYesYes-
Coop Maritime La BasquaisePort De Pêche64500CiboureYesYesYes-
Europe Boat TradingQuai Des Belges67000StrasbourgYesYesYes-
Claudin Services Val De SaonePort De Plaisance D'Albigny69250Albigny Sur SaoneYesYesYes-
Villetard Rue De L'Industrie876000RouenYesYesYes-
Cemg Rue Des Madeleines34577100Mareuil Les EauxYesYesYes-
Agres Energy SaQuai Du Confluent378700Conflans-Sainte-HonorineYesYesYeswww.agresenergy.fr
Vdm / ReyaAvenue Irène Et Jean Frédéric Joliot Curie20183079ToulonYesYesYeswww.vdm-reya.com
MecanoyaRue De La Galiote85350Ile D'YeuYesYesYes-
AtlanticaPort De Bourgenay85440Talmont Saint HilaireYesYesYes-
Nowe ServicesRue Du Parc D'Activités85680GuérinièreYesYesYeswww.nowe.fr/
Force 5Boulevard Georges Pompidou85800Saint Gilles Croix De VieYesYesYes-
Electro NauticRue Des Lilas1497412Panon ArmYesYesYes-
UnimarRue De La République1297420Le PortYesYesYes-
Station F10 EmvspQuai Eric Tabarly97500Saint Pierre Et MiquelonYesYesYes-
GermanyAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
F.Bohne Nachfolger Gmbh & Co.KgDekan Laist Strasse010MainzYesYesNowww.bohniverse.de
Hausmeister Und BootsserviceAm Hechtgraben218147RostockYesYesNo-
Bootsteile BrauerDithmarscher Str.3322049HamburgYesYesYeswww.bootsteile-brauer.de
Adolf Dircks & CoGlashüttenweg4023568LubeckYesYesYeshttp://www.dircks-safety.de
Friedrich Netlitz GmbhHoltenauer Strasse15724118KielYesYesYeswww.netlitz.de
Flensburger Yacht/Service Gmbh & Co. KgAm Industriehafen424937FlensburgYesYesYeswww.fys.de
Mk/Marine GmbhWestkai5027572BremerhavenYesYesYeswww.mk-marine.net
Uwe Kloska GmbhRiedemannstrasse3027572BremerhavenYesYesYeswww.kloska.com
Lepper MarineAm Alten Lothringer Schacht244805BochumYesNoNowww.lepper-marine.de
Pieper Gmbh & Co Kg / GrosshandelRockwoolstrasse3545966GladbeckYesNoNowww.pieper-freizeit.de
Seditex Leuchten & Lichtdecken GmbhRudolf-Diesel-Strasse3848157MunsterYesYesYeswww.seditex.de
Weatherdock AgEmmericher Strasse1790411NurnbergNoYesNowww.easyais.com/en
Michael SchwabDöbelner Straße1204741RossweinYesYesYeswww.jachtsportschwab.de
IrelandAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Sands Marine & Leisure LtdOxford Island0BT66 6NJLurganYesYesNowww.sandsmarine.co.uk
Kehoe Marine Ltd.Kilmore Quay0Y35 R9YWCo WexfordYesYesYeswww.kehoemarine.ie
LatviaAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Sia SedosVietalvas Iela1LV/1009RigaYesYesNowww.sedos.lv
MaltaAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Gauci Borda & Co LtdMsida Road2401400GziraYesYesYeswww.gauciborda.com
MartiniqueAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
La SurvyQuartier Montgérald, Annette97290Le MarinYesYesYeswww.la-survy-vente-reparation.com
MontenegroAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Repforn LdaMalovici85343BijelaYesYesYeswww.repforn.com
NetherlandsAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Slurink AmsterdamZuider Ijdijk100 A1095AmsterdamNoYesNowww.slurink.nl/netwerk/amsterdam
Schröder WatersportPieterman101131VolendamYesYesYeswww.schroderwatersport.nl
Rope BvRandstad211314AlmereYesYesYeswww.veiligheidspecialisten.nl
Colex WatersportTrawlerkade701976IjmuidenYesYesYeswww.colex.nl
Maritech SpecialNobelstraat142693S GravensandeYesYesYeswww.maritech.nl
Safe ShipsMaalderij82913Nieuwerkerk A/D IjsselYesYesYeswww.safeships.nl
Polmai BrandbeveiligingOosteinde122991BarendrechtYesYesYeswww.polmai.nl
Gemeente Rotterdam Vervoer En MaterieelVan Graftstraat253011RotterdamNoYesNowww.rotterdam.nl/locaties/servicewerkplaats-west
Traconed B.V.Kleidijk883161RhoonYesYesYeswww.traconed.com
Sgs NederlandMalledijk183208SpijkenisseNoYesYeswww.sgs.nl
De Vuurtoren WatersportOostkade 38 A, 3221 Ak Hellevoetsluis38a3221HellevoetsluisYesYesYeswww.devuurtorenwatersport.nl
Cooperatie WestvoornMr. Snijderweg7a3251StellendamYesYesYeswww.westvoorn.nl
Kenbri Fire FightingPastoor Koopmanweg253281Den HelderNoYesYeswww.kenbri.nl
Slurink DordrechtMerwedestraat48S3313DordrechtYesYesNowww.slurink.nl
SimplusWieldrechtseweg243316DordrechtYesYesYeswww.simplus.nl
Bunkerstation PapendrechtMerwedesingel483353PapendrechtYesYesNowww.bunkerstationpapendrecht.nl
DekkcontrolBaanhoek1403361SliedrechtYesYesYeswww.dekkcontrol.com
World Nautic CenterPrisma573364SliedrechtYesYesYeswww.worldnauticcenter.nl
Meis Marine Services BvPapland13e4206GorinchemYesYesYeswww.meis-marineservices.nl
Slurink HansweertKaai 8504423SchoreYesYesYeswww.slurink.nl/netwerk/hansweert
Jb NauticChoorhoekseweg144424WemeldingeYesYesYeswww.jbnauticsafety.nl
NavimarGoessekade24531TerneuzenYesYesYeswww.navimar.nl
Slurink ZaltbommelWaalkade475301ZaltbommelYesYesYeswww.slurink.nl/netwerk/zaltbommel
Tullemans BvBunkerhaven186051MaasbrachtNoYesNowww.tullemansbv.nl
Scheepvaartwinkel Marine BvNieuwe Kade176827ArnhemYesYesYeswww.scheepvaartwinkel.com
Wittekamp Safety CenterEuropakade16916TolkamerYesYesNowww.wittekampsafetycenter.nl
Leusink SafetyZomerdijk25a7942MeppelYesYesYeswww.safetyserviceleusink.nl
Bunkerstation Kampen B.V.Werfweg128260KampenYesYesYeswww.bunkerstation.nl
Vcu Safety Centre BvZuidoostrak78321UrkYesYesYeswww.vcu.nl
Kostabo Products BvHoogstraat168861HarlingenYesYesYeswww.kostaboproducts.nl
Fa.P.H.Walinga V.O.F.Hermesweg178861HarlingenYesYesYeswww.walinga.nl
MarinediscounterKanaalweg318861HarlingenYesYesYeswww.marinediscounter.nl
Br Offshore & PartijhandelKoningsweg58861HarlingenYesYesYeswww.bijrinus.nl
Peerbolte LifesavingDe Muldyk79001GrouYesYesYeswww.peerboltelifesaving.nl
Datema Delfzijl B.V.Zeesluizen89936DelfzijlYesYesYeswww.datema.nl
Atalante WatersportSchuijteskade6a1621 DEHoornYesYesNowww.atalantewatersport.nl
H.F. De Boer JachttechniekNieuwedijk68531HMLemmerYesNoNowww.nauticshop.nl
New CaledoniaAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Speed MarineRue Du Capitaine Bois998800NoumeaYesYesYeswww.speedmarine.nc/
PolandAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Besto PolandUl. Drozdow23 585861BydgoszczYesYesYeswww.kamizelkiratunkowe.pl
Fontanski Marine SupplyJanka Wiśniewskiego1381-335GdyniaYesYesYeswww.fontanski.pl
République du CongoAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
BouaraRue Issombo Quartier Tchimbamba28Pointe NoireYesYesYes-
RussiaAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
MoremanEmbankment22141703MoskouYesYesNowww.moreman.ru
SingaporeAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Pamarine Private LimitedTuas West Road22638300SingaporeYesYesYeswww.pamarine.com.sg
SpainAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Redcai S.A.Calle San Ernesto1028002MadridNoYesYeswww.redcai.es
SwitzerlandAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Bucher & WaltRoute De Soleure82072St/BlaiseYesYesNowww.bucher-walt.ch
Allenspach BootsmotorenRütistrasse908645JonaYesYesYeswww.allenspach-bootsmotoren.ch
TurkeyAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Texpert Teknoloji Ltd StiSahil Bulvari Alize19134947IstanbulNoYesNowww.texpertltd.com.tr
USAAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
High Seas Trading Co.16Th Street45 NEFL 33132MiamiYesYesYeswww.highseastradingusa.com

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