Inflatable personal dan buoy

Manual activation : in the event of a man overboard, the victim activates the inflation by pulling the toggle. The inflated dan buoy increases considerably the visibility of the victim. To be attached to a belt (on foul weather gear or lifejacket).


Version Ref.
Without light 53482
With light 63747


Dan buoy in neon yellow nylon, polyurethane coated. Height above water when inflated : 1.80 m.

Features :

  • red and yellow flag (21 x 14 cm),
  • retro-reflective tapes,
  • lanyard,
  • oral inflation tube,
  • light (option).

Comes in a PVC pouch with belt attachment.
Dimensions (in pouch) :
11 x 14 x 7 cm, without light,
11 x 16 x 8 cm, with light.

Technical documentation & diagrams

  • Instructions to replace light on personal dan buoy Instructions to replace light on personal dan buoy Download

Plastimo tips & tricks

Checking and servicing your inflatable Dan buoy or lifebuoy :
To ensure that your inflatable dan buoy or lifebuoy is fully operational when needed, we strongly recommend that you check them and have them serviced at regular intervals.

  • Before putting off to sea, you can easily inspect their general condition visually, by checking the main components (container, inflatable chamber, retro-reflecting tapes, CO2 gas cylinder -check that the cylinder is tightly screwed-, firing head, safety light -check the date of the light-). Replace the re-arming kit if necessary. 
  • We recommend that your dan buoy and lifebuoys should be serviced at regular intervals. A complete servicing session includes checking the inflation system and the airtightness of the chamber. 

Plastimo advises you to keep one spare kit for each dan buoy and lifebuoy on board.

Additional equipment required by ISAF standards
Besides dan buoy and lighting, ISAF equipment includes :

  • 1 horseshoe lifebuoy.
  • 1 dye marker (ref. 38861).
  • 1 small drogue anchor (ref. 25354) and line.
  • 1 whistle (ref. 16303).

The ISAF regulation stipulates that when at sea, the dan buoy must be either fully extended or, in the case of an inflatable model, deployed in less than 20 seconds.