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.

Dealer locator Besto Service Stations

Is your inflatable lifejacket in need of the periodic service? Find an authorized Besto Service Station below.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
Schockaert BvBaLiefkemoresstraat
NetherlandsStreet + No.ZipcodeCityWebsite
George Kniest Boat Equipment BVMARINAWEG 201361
Dragt WatersportserviceStommeerweg 72E1431
Joosten WatersportCompagnieshaven 11601
Vrolijk Watersport B.V.Visafslagweg 1 ( Hal 18-20)2583
L.J. v.d. Velde WatersportGroenekruisweg 2A3249
Visser WatersportJachthavenweg 71D4311
Jos Boone WatersportMaisbaai 14331
Zuidschor WatersportZandkreekweg 54471
Met VerveCromsteven 24924
Maritiem Centrum HeusdenBakkersdam 95256
Boottotaal.nlBaronieweg 135321 
Hermus WatersportHatenboer 546041
Bonsink Aqua ServiceZomerdijk 788064
Skipperland LemmerLijnbaan 98531
SilerswaarMarkt 198754
AustriaAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Maritimo Gmbh & Co
Alltechnik Handel GmbhRheinboldtstraß
BelgiumAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Nassau Scheepsbenodigdheden BvbaAsiadok – Oostkaai
Dk Safety
Neptunia Captain S.A.Rue
BulgariaAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Vistamar LtdChataldja518002Southern Industrial Zone,
Czech RepublicAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Avar YachtZa Rekou81566471Veverská Bítýš
EnglandAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Adec MarineMason'S Avenue4CRO9XSCroydon
Safequip LtdBond Street0FK10
EstoniaAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
FinlandAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Marina Pargas Ab /
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 Port22740Lé
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
Vdm / ReyaAvenue Irène Et Jean Frédéric Joliot
MecanoyaRue De La Galiote85350Ile D'YeuYesYesYes-
AtlanticaPort De Bourgenay85440Talmont Saint HilaireYesYesYes-
Nowe ServicesRue Du Parc D'Activités85680Guériniè
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
Hausmeister Und BootsserviceAm Hechtgraben218147RostockYesYesNo-
Bootsteile BrauerDithmarscher
Adolf Dircks & CoGlashüttenweg4023568LubeckYesYesYes
Friedrich Netlitz GmbhHoltenauer
Flensburger Yacht/Service Gmbh & Co. KgAm
Uwe Kloska
Lepper MarineAm Alten Lothringer
Pieper Gmbh & Co Kg /
Seditex Leuchten & Lichtdecken
Weatherdock AgEmmericher
Michael SchwabDöbelner Straß
GreeceAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Galanos BrosKastoros61185
IrelandAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Sands Marine & Leisure LtdOxford Island0BT66
Kehoe Marine Ltd.Kilmore Quay0Y35 R9YWCo
LatviaAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Sia SedosVietalvas Iela1LV/
MaltaAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Gauci Borda & Co LtdMsida
MartiniqueAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
La SurvyQuartier Montgérald, Annette97290Le
MontenegroAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
NetherlandsAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Slurink AmsterdamZuider Ijdijk100
Maritech SpecialNobelstraat142693S
Safe ShipsMaalderij82913Nieuwerkerk A/D
Gemeente Rotterdam Vervoer En MaterieelVan
De Vuurtoren WatersportOostkade 38 A, 3221 Ak
Cooperatie WestvoornMr.
Kenbri Fire FightingPastoor Koopmanweg253281Den
World Nautic
Meis Marine Services
Slurink HansweertKaai
Scheepvaartwinkel Marine BvNieuwe
Wittekamp Safety
Bunkerstation Kampen
Vcu Safety Centre
Kostabo Products
Br Offshore &
Peerbolte LifesavingDe
Datema Delfzijl
Atalante WatersportSchuijteskade6a1621
H.F. De Boer
New CaledoniaAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Speed MarineRue Du Capitaine
PolandAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Besto PolandUl. Drozdow23
Fontanski Marine SupplyJanka Wiś
République du CongoAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
BouaraRue Issombo Quartier Tchimbamba28Pointe NoireYesYesYes-
RussiaAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
SingaporeAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Pamarine Private LimitedTuas West
SpainAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Redcai S.A.Calle San
SwitzerlandAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Bucher & WaltRoute De Soleure82072St/
Allenspach BootsmotorenRü
TurkeyAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
Texpert Teknoloji Ltd StiSahil Bulvari
USAAddressNo.ZipcodeCityWatersport lifejackets:Industrial lifejackets:Solas lifejackets:Website
High Seas Trading Co.16Th Street45 NEFL

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