Excerpt from Brochure (attached)
Your liferaft is one of the most important pieces of safety equipment on your vessel. It is designed, manufactured and equipped to save your life in the event you have to abandon ship.
Annual servicing will assure that your liferaft will operate and perform as designed and expected. You will also increase the life expectancy of your liferaft with your annuall inspections. Each year your liferaft is subjected to a wide range of elements that will accelerate the natural aging process of the raft and its components.
The only way to determine if your liferaft is in optimum condition is to have it inspected by a manufacturer authorized service facility annually.