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In these terms and conditions, the following words shall have the following meanings.- 

"The Company" shall mean Spinlock Limited DBA Spinlock USA. The Seller” shall mean Spinlock USA. The Goods" shall mean the products articles or things which are referred to 


2.1  Any order issued by the Buyer is subject to acceptance by the Company and a contract will only be formed when the company has accepted the Buyer's offer to buy. 

2.2.1 These conditions shall apply to all contracts for the sale of goods by the Company to the Buyer to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions including any terms or conditions 
which the Buyer may purport to apply under any purchase order, confirmation of order or similar document. 

2.2.2 All orders for goods shall be deemed to be an offer by the buyer to purchase goods pursuant to these conditions. 

2.2.3 Acceptance of delivery of the goods shall be deemed conclusive evidence of the Buyer’s acceptance of these conditions. 

2.2.4 Any variation to these conditions (including any special terms and conditions agreed between parties) shall be inapplicable unless agreed in writing by the Company. 

2.3 The Buyer shall be responsible to the Company for ensuring the accuracy of the terms of any order submitted by the Buyer and for giving the Company any necessary information 
relating to the goods within a sufficient time to enable the Company to perform the Contract in accordance with its terms. 

2.4 These terms and conditions exclude any other terms and conditions inconsistent therewith which a Buyer might seek to impose even though such other terms and conditions may 
be submitted in a later document and/or purport to exclude or supersede any terms or conditions inconsistent with them or may be contained in any offer acceptance or counter offer 
made by the Buyer. 


3.1 No cancellation of order by the Buyer is permitted after shipment date except where expressly agreed by the Company in writing. 

3.2 In the event of any cancellation accepted by the Company the Buyer shall indemnify the Company in full against all loss (including loss of profit) costs, damages, charges and 
expenses incurred by the Company as a result of cancellation. 


4.1 All prices quoted are those ruling at the date of delivery. 


5.1 All sums become due and payable under these terms and conditions not later than date of order, full payment must be received before shipment is made or as agreed in 
writing between the Company and the Buyer and are to be strictly observed.

5.2 If the Buyer fails to make any payment on the due date then without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to the Company the Company shall be entitled to cancel any 
Contract or suspend any further deliveries to the Buyer. 

5.3 The Buyer shall be responsible for any bank charges incurred if payment is rejected by Buyer's bank.


You, the Buyer, warrant that all details provided on the order form for the purpose of purchasing the Goods are correct, that there are sufficient funds and/or sufficient unused limit 
available to you, the Buyer, to cover the cost of the Goods. If you, the Buyer, are using a credit card, for the purpose of purchasing the Goods, that the credit card is in the account of 
the buyer. 


(a) Goods cannot be exchanged or returned for credit without the Company’s prior written agreement. (RMA Process) 

(b) Goods will only be accepted if they are of current design and returned in as new condition. 

8. Warranty
8.1 All items quoted for delivery shall be delivered to the Buyer's address appearing in the order confirmation agreed in writing and the risk in the goods shall pass to the Buyer upon 
such delivery taking place. 

8.2 The Company shall not be liable for any loss whatsoever or howsoever arising caused by its non-delivery or by the failure to make Goods ready for collection on the due date. 

9. RISK 

9.1 Risk in the Goods shall pass to the Buyer when the Goods are delivered to, or collected by, the Buyer or its agent. 


10.1 The Buyer is under a duty wherever possible to inspect the Goods on delivery or on collection as the case may be and will notify the Seller of any damage, defect or complaint 
within 10 working days from the date the Goods were delivered. Save in respect of any shortages or defects if you, the Buyer, fail to comply with this clause we will not be held legally 
liable in respect of any other complaint which should have been brought to our attention within this period. 

10.2 Where the Goods cannot be examined the carriers note or such other note as appropriate shall be marked 'not examined" 

10.3 The Company shall be under no liability for any defects or shortages that would be apparent on careful inspection if the terms of this clause are not complied with, and, in any 
event will be under no liability if a written complaint is not delivered within two days of delivery detailing the alleged defect or shortage. 

10.4 In all cases where defects or shortages are complained of the Company shall be under no liability in respect thereof unless an opportunity to inspect the Goods is supplied to the 
Company before any use is made thereof or any alteration or modification is made thereto by the Buyer. 

10.5 Subject to Clause 10.3 and Clause 10.4 the Company at the option of the Company shall either make good any shortage in the Goods and where appropriate replace any Goods 
damaged in transit as soon as it is reasonably able to do so, or shall credit any such shortage or damaged goods but otherwise shall be under no liability whatsoever or howsoever 
arising for such shortage or damage. 


11.1 The Company warrants that it has title to and the unencumbered right to sell the Goods. 

11.2 All terms, conditions and warranties (whether implied or made expressly) whether by the Company or its servants or agents or otherwise relating to the quality and/or fitness for 
purpose of the Goods or any of the Goods are excluded and the Buyer shall satisfy himself in this respect and shall be totally responsible therefore. 

11.3 If the Goods are in such a state as would but for this condition entitle the Buyer to repudiate the contract and/or claim damages from the Company the Company reserves the right 
to repair or replace the Goods. 

11.4 Subject to the express provisions of these conditions and except where Goods are sold to a person dealing as a consumer (within the meaning of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 
1977) all warranties, conditions or other terms implied by Statute or Common Law are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. Where the goods are sold under a consumer 
transaction as defined by the Consumer Transactions (Restrictions on Statements) Order 1976 the statutory rights of the Buyer are not affected by these conditions. 


12.1 Introduction. 

12.1.1 Nothing in Clause 12 shall be deemed to exclude or restrict the Company's liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence. 

12.1.2 Each of the sub-clauses in clause 12 is to be treated as separate and independent. 

12.2 Exclusion of consequential Loss. The Company shall not be liable for any consequential or indirect loss suffered by the Buyer whether this loss arises from breach of a duty in 
contract or tort or in any other way (including loss arising from the company's negligence). Non-exhaustive illustrations of consequential or indirect loss would be loss of profit; loss of 
contract; damage to property of the Buyer or anyone else, and personal injury to the Buyer or anyone else (except so far as such injury is attributable to the Company's negligence). 

12.3 The Company's total liability for any one claim or for the total of all claims arising from any one act or default of the Company (whether arising from the Company's negligence or 
otherwise) shall not exceed £1,000,000 or the contract price whichever is the greater. 


13.1 The Seller shall not be responsible for delay in shipment of the Goods or any part thereof occasioned by any Act of God, war, strike, lockout, riot or civil commotion, combination 
of workmen, breakdown of machinery, fire, or any cause comprehended in the term “force majeure”. 

13.2 Should the Company be prevented from delivering in the above circumstances, it shall give the Buyer written notice of this fact as soon as reasonably practicable after discovering 

13.3 If the circumstances preventing delivery are still continuing three months after the Buyer receives the Company's notice, then either party may give written notice to the other 
cancelling the contract. 

13.4 If the Contract is cancelled in this way, the Company will refund any payment which the Buyer has already made on account of the price (subject to deduction of any amount the 
Company is entitled to claim from the Buyer) but the Company will not be liable to compensate the Buyer for any further loss or damage caused by the failure to deliver. 


If any dispute or difference shall arise between the parties it shall be referred to the determination of an arbitrator to be appointed by agreement of the parties or in default of agreement 
within 14 days of the service upon one party of a written request to concur in such appointment by the president for the time being of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators who shall 
determine the dispute in accordance with the provisions of the Arbitration Acts 1950 to 1979 or any statutory modification or reinactment for the time being in force. 


Whilst the Company takes every precaution in the preparation of its catalogues, technical circulars, price lists and its other literature, these documents are for the Buyer's general 
guidance only and the particulars contained therein shall not constitute representations by the Company and the Company shall not be bound thereby. 


Any notice to be given hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given if sent or delivered to the party concerned at its address specified overleaf or such 
other address as that party may from time to time notify in writing and shall be deemed to have been served, if sent by post, 48 hours after posting. 


19.1 This contract shall be governed and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales and subject to the provisions of hereof all disputes arising in 
connection with the contract shall be submitted to the jurisdiction of the English Courts. 

19.2 The English Language version of these terms and conditions shall be the authoritative version notwithstanding that they may have been translated into some other language. 


The headings of these conditions are for convenience only and shall have no effect on the interpretation thereof. 


Any failure by The Company to exercise or enforce any rights under these terms & conditions shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any such rights, nor operate so as to bar the 
exercise or enforcement thereof at any time thereafter. 

Competition Terms and conditions | Win a Volvo Deckvest Lifejacket

Competition opens 15/02/18 and closes midnight 28/02/18. 

One winner will be selected at random and will win the following: 1 x Volvo Ocean Race Deckvest Lifejacket, 1 x Chest Pack, 1 x Kneepads, 1 x Deckpack and 1 x T-Shirt. Please note this does not include a MOB Beacon pack or Ocean Signal MOB1 unit or MOB Beacon pack or it's contents, this does not include a safety line.

The prizes are as stated, are not transferable and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. 

The competition is open worldwide. Worldwide delivery will be arranged directly with the winner.

Prizes are subject to availability and the prize suppliers' standard terms and conditions.

The promoters reserve the right to amend or alter the terms of competitions at any time and reject entries from entrants not entering into the spirit of the competition.
Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner. If the winner cannot be contacted, or are unable to comply with these terms and conditions, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant.

Competition entry is deemed as the submission of 1 comment on Facebook under the competition post: “WIN AN EXCLUSIVE Volvo Ocean Race lifejacket & goody bag! >> ANSWER THIS QUESTION >>> Leg 6: Hong Kong to Auckland >> Which Team will have the highest 24hr run?”

One entry per person, no purchase necessary

The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered
By entering the competition, entrants agree to be bound by the rules and by any other requirements set out in the promotional material.

The name of the winner can be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Spinlock Ltd, 41 Birmingham Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7BH. The decision is final.

The lucky winner will be selected after the closing date and will be contacted in regards choosing their prize.

Cost of shipping is included in the prize; it will be shipped to the address provided by the winner. Any re-delivery requirements where a user has not been available to receive their delivery that requires an additional cost is the winner’s responsibility. The winners are responsible for all expenses not expressly stated in these terms and conditions as being included as part of the prize.

The Promoter accepts no responsibility for failure to receive an entry where such failure is due to circumstances outside the Promoter’s control.
If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions, or of the spirit of this promotion, the Promoter may at its sole discretion refuse to accept an entry.

The Promoter’s decision is binding in all matters relating to this promotion, and no correspondence shall be entered into.

To the extent permitted by law, the Promoter accepts no liability for any damage, loss or injury suffered due to entering this promotion or taking up a prize. By entering this promotion entrants will be deemed to have accepted, and will be bound by, these terms and conditions.

Firstly, thank you for purchasing one of our Deckvest Lifejackets, we hope you enjoy wearing it. Many of our customers use the Deckvest as a personal piece of kit and as such travel widely with it using airlines.

Below is the specification of the CO2 cylinders if you are required to present it to an airline.

The CO2 cylinders may be carried either as carry-on baggage, checked (hold) baggage or in person only with prior approval of the airline. This is according to the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations; 27th Addition, published 2016, section – Small cartridges fitted into a self-inflating safety device such as a life-jackets or vest:

  • No more than one personal safety device per person;
  • The personal safety device must be packed in such a manner that it cannot be accidently activated;
  • Limited to carbon dioxide or other suitable gas in Division 2.2 without subsidiary risk
  • Cartridge(s) must be for inflation purposes;
  • The device must be fitted with no more than two small cartridges and
  • Not more than two spare cartridges

All of our CO2 cylinders are tested and guaranteed to the following specifications: 

1. Weight – 20g, 33g or 60g CO 2 cylinders

2. Burst pressure - minimum of 560 Bar

3. External pressure - tested to 250 Bar

4. Internal pressure - filled to 60 Bar at 20 centigrade (fill ratio 75% max)


You can download the letter below to show to your airline.

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Flying with your Deckvest 279 KB Download

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As an innovative company who routinely develop new and exciting products, we enjoy working with the press.

For the latest press releases, new product briefings, images and videos, please contact press@spinlock.co.uk


Download the documents below for more information on the Rig-Sense and Rig-Sense App.

App web support


Download the documents below for more information on the LW-Sense and LW-Sense App. 


Download the documents below for more information on the LD-Sense and LD-Sense App.

Sense Apps for iOS and Android can be downloaded here.

View the entire Sense range here.

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LD Sense | Instructions 370 KB Instructions Download
LDS 10 / LWS 10 270 KB Instructions Download
LDS 5 / LWS 5 178 KB Instructions Download
LW Sense | Instructions 676 KB Instructions Download
Rig-Sense | App Instructions 349 KB Instructions Download
Rig-Sense | Brochure pages 877 KB Instructions Download
Rig-Sense | Information document 2.18 MB Instructions Download
Rig-Sense | Instructions 349 KB Instructions Download

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EPIRB-PLB and AIS devices have decreased in size and price over recent years, making them increasingly popular with sailors, recreational water uses and those working on or close to water.

Spinlock Deckvest 5D lifejackets feature a mesh pocket on the outside cover which can be used to hold a EPIRB-PLB or AIS device. The 2014 model (available from late February 2014) of the Deckvest 5D features attachment points for the new Chest Pack, specifically designed for keeping essentials such as a EPIRB-PLB or AIS close to hand. As well as the Chest Pack, the new Essentials Pack range includes the Belt Pack and Side Pack, which can be attached to the belt of any Deckvest or other manufacturer's lifejackets.

A number of AIS devices are marketed as being able to integrate into a lifejacket, with some automatically activated by the lifejacket inflating.*   The Kannad R10 AIS device has been tested to integrate with a Deckvest lifejacket and Kannad have published a document on their own website detailing fitting of a Kannad R10 AIS device into a Deckvest lifejacket. This document can be downloaded from the link below.

*Please note that the integration of an EPIRB-PLB or AIS device with a Deckvest lifejacket is at the owner's liability. Spinlock accept no responsibility for the performance of any EPIRP-PLB or AIS fitted into a Deckvest lifejacket or for any damage caused to the Deckvest lifejacket as a result of having fitted an EPIRB-PLB or AIS unit to a Deckvest. 

Alternatively, the new AIS MOB1 unit has been designed with the Deckvest in mind and can be fitted to an existing Deckvest or purchased already fitted within the product. Read more here.

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Kannad R10 - Fitting to Deckvest 5D 571 KB Download
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AIS MOB1 User Manual 2.57 MB Download

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Hardware FAQs

I have changed my halyard and now my clutches won't hold the new rope

The greater the line diameter, the greater the load holding. If you have reduced the rope diameter then you may need to consider either a rope core insert or sleeved cover to increase diameter in the clutching area. Your rigger will be able to arrange this. When rope is produced some lubricants are used in the manufacture, which can often effect rope holding performance. These lubricants can be washed out of the rope in the clutching area and once removed performance should improve. Check also the clutch or jammer is free of dirt and debris and parts not showing signs of wear.

Can you convert a single unit clutch to a double or triple unit?

It is not possible to convert clutches into different configurations

What lubrication should I use on my clutches?

Spinlock recommend using fresh water to remove dirt and debris from your rope holding products. Remove ropes and flush with as much water as possible. On XAS, XTS and XCS clutches a light grease can be used on the handle bearing to keep a smooth action. ZS Jammers as well as benefiting from plenty of water flushing also require a light grease on the upper and lower bearing surfaces. With all Spinlock rope holding products, routine maintenance will help give consistent rope holding.  

Why do you recommend Silicone sealant as opposed to polyurethane or polysulphide?

Pure silicone is recommended for mounting clutches and Jammers to seal fastener holes against water ingress. Polyurethane and polysulphide as well as being an adhesive can also damage plastic parts they come into contact with.

Will RP25 rope coating improve my rope holding performance?

RP25 rope coating helps improve the interaction of the rope cover and rope core, which will in turn offer better rope holding performance in clutches and jammers.

Can I use 6mm line in a PXR0810?

6mm line can be used in the PXR0810, but like in all rope holding products, best load holding performance is achieved the greater the diameter of the line.

Do newer model clutches use the same drill template as older models?

Most newer model spinlock clutches use the same drill template as older models that they are updating, but customers should always check by downloading the latest drill template from the website. 

What is the difference between a clutch and a jammer?

Clutches allow the line to be released by opening the handle and the handle can be opened under load. Spinlock recommend taking the load safely on a winch, even when using a clutch. With a jammer the load will always end to be taken safely on a winch before the jammer handles can be opened and rope released. 

Spinlock is an independent and innovative company, widely acknowledged as the world expert in ropeholding. Based in Cowes, UK, the 'Home of Yachting', Spinlock has over thirty years experience of designing and manufacturing rope holding equipment for sailing boats, from dinghies up to the largest superyachts.

Spinlock’s cleats, clutches and jammers hold ropes from 2mm to 32mm in diameter and loads up to 12,000kg. The expert skills of our Special Projects Team are valued by America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and other leading racing teams, Open 60’s and superyacht captains for the originality of their custom rope handling solutions.

Spinlock's Deckware Series includes the award winning Deckvest - the world leading lifejacket harness. Where there had been no significant technical or aesthetic change for over thirty years Spinlock developed a completely new and personal lifejacket harness solution that was attractive and comfortable to wear. Active campaigning by Spinlock about the Deckvest and the importance of wearing your own lifejacket harness has helped encourage a much more positive attitude towards sea safety. Power or sail, amateur, professional or commercial, wearing a well-fitting personal lifejacket has now become the norm.

Since 2010 we have been proud to supply special Deckvest versions to the International Certified Instructors of the highly regarded Royal Yachting Association. Other personal protection equipment widely used at top races and regattas are Spinlock Performance Safety Lines, Mast Pro Harness, ZERO Buoyancy Aid and the award winning lightweight lifejacket, the Deckvest LITE.

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Spinlock are proud to support a number of charities and organisations. The focus of our charitable support is in areas aligned to our business and our employees.

Involvement in the Community: In the areas where we are based, we encourage partnerships with local community organisations, schools and colleges to support numerous projects. Employees are encouraged to be involved in their local communities, through volunteering or fundraising and to make use of the company's payroll giving facility.

At Spinlock, we recognise that the benefits are mutual; employees are proud of helping to improve and support communities, which in turn helps them to develop their own skills and experience. We have employees who are local school Governors, board members for local nurseries, who help run local sporting clubs and who give talks and demonstrations for schools and local groups. 

During 2011 we launched our Employee Charity Panel to encourage and support more staff to get involved with their community. Employees can apply for funding (monetary, product or time) to support any charity or community initiative they are personally involved with. These applications are reviewed by the Panel who meet half yearly to allocate funds to the charities who they think will benefit the most.

The leading charity for girls and young women in the UK who are active in every part of the UK, giving girls and young women a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities. Building girls’ confidence and raising their aspirations.

GCA Sailing has made Greig City Academy the first inner-city London school to have its own sailing club. 5 self-renovated craft and 1,000 sailors strong. The only London comprehensive school with its own fleet, students each year are taking on the challenge of sailing for the first time.

The East Anglian Sailing Trust (EAST) provides disabled East Anglians and their carers with regular opportunities to access and enjoy sailing activities whilst promoting enhanced independence, confidence and community involvement.

Walk the Wight is an annual charity event in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice on the Isle of Wight. Staff are encouraged to enter and enjoy training as a team. Spinlock matches sponsorship achieved by employees.

DCBT is a registered charity that provides boating holidays and day trips for people with disabilities on the River Lee, River Stort and London’s waterways.

Since 1826 Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting calendar and is one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events. It now stages up to 40 daily races for around 1000 boats and is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world.

A maritime charity that teaches yachting, sailing and watersports courses to all levels and abilities from learning to sail to a career in yachting. UKSA offer practical solutions to help change young lives.

Every year the Calvert Trust help thousands of people with disabilities to reach their potential by taking part in adventurous outdoor activities.

The Ellen MacArthur Trust takes young people aged between 8 and 18 sailing to help them regain their confidence on their way to recovery from cancer, leukemia and other serious illness.

The Trust's aim is to provide help to those young people who display drive, talent and commitment to sailing

The Hampton Trust supports families and individuals who are vulnerable or socially excluded through mentoring, support services and educational programmes.

Spinlock annually support the sailing team with a contribution towards their costs

Contender National Open Event. Spinlock have supported this meeting for a number of years.

Need a helping hand? We may be able to help. If you are based locally to us and need some hands to make light work of your project then give us a shout.

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We would like to support local charities and community organisations who would benefit from a few extra hands. We may be able to offer you up to 40 hours man power to get a job done; such as marshalling, decorating or gardening. It may not be our day job but we’ll always do our best for you. If we can spare the hours depending on our schedule then we’ll be there. 

Email sustain@spinlock.co.uk with your requests. Please give as much detail as possible in order for your application to be accepted.

At Spinlock we're committed to reducing our impact on the environment, and have taken these steps:
  • Reducing use of processed materials
  • Printed literature has been reduced and replaced with downloadable versions and extensive information online
  • All magazines and waste paper are recycled
  • Lobbying against junk ad inserts in boating magazines
  • Requested all suppliers and customers not to use fax
We have also reduced our carbon emissions by:
  • Installing a condensing boiler at office site
  • Only having showroom window lighting on during working hours
  • Sourcing all gas and electricity from renewable resources
  • Replacing warm air heating with high efficiency system at manufacturing site
  • Having 100% low energy lighting at both sites
  • Having fewer, higher efficiency IT servers
  • Using fully recyclable retail product packaging
  • Using recycled fibre for transit packaging
  • Switching 98% of correspondence and documentation to email and online

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Administrator and Facilities Co-Ordinator | Cowes Isle of Wight

 Who We Are

Spinlock is an innovative multi-award winning global company with the enviable reputation as the design leader in technical wearable equipment for the marine industry. We have strong history in the  Marine Industry and are celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2018. The brand is distributed into over 25 different countries including North America, Scandinavia, France and UK. We have over 50 staff situated across our Production site and Head Office, both in Cowes, and our US office in Rhode Island.


An opportunity has arisen for a wide ranging role as Administrator and Facilities Co-Ordinator. We need a friendly and hands on person, able to turn their hand to any task. The role covers reception and administrative support for the whole team, Meetings and refreshment co-ordination, some basic accounting tasks, facilities such as organising contractors and maintaining the look of the office, kitchen duties such as washing up and stocking of refreshments and production support. This is a varied role with scope for growth for right person.  

You will be working as part of a small team under the direction of the Sales Co-Ordinator based at our unique head office in Cowes, in an enviable position overlooking the Solent.

Permanent contract Part-Time role (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3pm with 1 hour lunch). A competitive salary with benefits is available depending on experience.

Interested? To apply send your CV with covering letter to careers@spinlock.co.uk (include salary expectations).

Technical Sportswear Designer
South Coast, UK – Cowes Isle of Wight

Who We Are

Spinlock is an innovative multi-award winning global company with the enviable reputation as the design leader in technical wearable equipment for the marine industry. We have strong history in the Marine Industry and will be celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2018. The brand is distributed into over 25 different countries including North America, Scandinavia, France and UK. We have over 50 staff situated across our Production site and Head Office, both in Cowes, and our US office in Rhode Island.

An opportunity has arisen for a wide ranging role as a lead product designer focusing on the progression of the Spinlock ‘Deckware’ range with a focus on innovation and structural soft goods design. We need a hands on designer, experienced in complex constructions and materials with a keen eye for product aesthetics. Practical skills to develop early prototype samples, and experience of working directly with external suppliers are also key.

You will be working as part of a small team under the direction of the Design Manager and Product Manager. The Design Team is based at our unique head office in Cowes, in an enviable position overlooking the Solent and will require regular overseas travel. The Island is renowned for its watersports, beaches, countryside and good transport links make easy access to the south coast.

What You Will Be Doing Day To Day

• Design, from concept to Production, and Development of new products and updates to existing range
• Analysing and reporting to the team on key looks, textile development, trends, processes and new technologies
• Gathering internal and external information to drive product and range development for the target customer
• Putting together Technical Documentation Packs for suppliers
• Working with the Design Team to evolve the range to ensure it continues to meet the needs of the customer
• Identifying new product and product improvements
• Establish a close relationship with key partners and with the Purchasing and Product team to ensure suppliers have the relevant information
• Regularly visit factories and international trade shows to help source new fabrics, trims and suppliers and ensure smooth production process
• Meet with Production for reviews, input and feedback.

Must Haves

• Proven experience in a similar role
• Experience Designing Sports/Active wear - Knowledge of fabrics/construction and suppliers
• Excellent communication skills
• Competency in sketching,  and skilled in key design software including some 3D  experience
• Practical sewing and pattern making skills to create early simple prototypes 
• Structured “concept validation” and comprehensive product testing experience  
• Ability to create clear and detailed garment tech documents and work closely with our overseas suppliers
• Confident in presenting
• Supplier and factory experience
• Ability to work under pressure and in a time critical environment to development deadlines
• Self-focused and motivated
• Team player
• Open and can do attitude
• Strong team player, who relates well to others
• Excellent organisation skills and data management
• Willing to take responsibility for decisions
• Ability to set priorities and achieve deadlines
• Ability to understand and deliver a brief in a concise manner
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Deckware FAQs

My Deckvest 5D and Deckvest LITE label states 150N buoyancy, yet the packaging states 170N?

The Deckvest 5D and LITE are tested to a standard of 150N - the minimum buoyancy of the category - and we are required state this on the label. The Deckvest 5D and Deckvest LITE have an actual buoyancy of 170N. 

The Deckvest 5D is also available in 275N buoyancy for certain applications.

Should I buy a 170N or a  275N Deckvest?

170N is the accepted standard for recreational sailing. It is a comfortable, wearable size that is not too intrusive and it provides significant buoyancy when in the water. The 275N provides significantly more buoyancy so is suitable for larger people and situations where additional weight might be carried, i.e. tools, steel toecap boots, etc.  Remember additional buoyancy and size is not always an advantage as it is heavier to wear and harder to use in the water, i.e. if entering a liferaft, etc.

What size Deckvest 5D should I buy, 1, 2 or 3?

The Deckvest 5D is available in 3 sizes. See here for size guides.

The size 2 Deckvest will fit the majority of customers – around 85 % of our Deckvest sales are a Size 2.

The Deckvest LITE is available in one size.

The Deckvest CENTO is one size, specifically for junior users aged 8 to 15 years old weighing from 20-50kg. 

What is the difference between Deckvest 5D and LITE?

The Deckvest 5D is a high specification lifejacket with integrated deck harness. It comes fitted as standard with these features.

The Deckvest LITE is a ultra lightweight lifejacket which may be used for a wide variety of applications, from inshore sailing, RIB, powerboat, fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding and more. You may add to the LITE many additional features depending on application; including Sprayhood, Pylon™ lifejacket light, Lume-On™ bladder illumination lights. You can also convert this product easily to manual only operation if required. 

Does the the Deckvest LITE have a integrated deck harness?

The Deckvest LITE has no integrated deck harness.

For an offshore lifejacket with harness see the Deckvest 5D. For a deck harness only, see Deck-Pro.

How  do you to fit the thigh straps or order replacements

There are fitting videos in the video section of the site and replacements can be ordered through the store.

Choosing between the Hammar Hydrostatic or UML Pro Sensor inflation system

Both inflation systems are very effective but are suitable for different situations. In general, the Hammar system is better suited to very wet conditions as it relies on water pressure to activate.

The UML system is easier to service and parts are more readily available around the world. They are also very resistant to wet conditions - check out the “How Water Sensitive is a Deckvest Pro Sensor 170N Lifejacket?" video.

For more inflation system information see Lifejacket Inflation Systems Explained

Can I convert my UML Pro Sensor inflation system to Hammar Hydrostatic inflation and vice versa?

No. Unfortunately you cannot do this because they are very different units.

See here for more information on Inflation Systems.

Which re-arming kit do I need, and how do I fit it?

The product pages specify the part number of the re-arming kit that you will need for you Deckvest lifejacket. The UML re-arming kit fits both the Deckvest Pro Sensor and Deckvest LITE lifejackets. Instructions for fitting can be found on the product packaging and in the Spinlock videos.

I find my Deckvest is uncomfortable, have I fitted it correctly?

Correctly fitting and adjusting your Deckvest is key to its comfort. The Spinlock range of lifejackets are designed to be incredibly comfortable and lightweight so they can be worn for extended periods of time. 

Ensure both waist and back adjustment have been used (if applicable). Typically, Deckvest lifejacket should sit higher up the body, the front almost in line with the sternum, and the top should shape and fit around the shoulder, not sitting on the neck. Please see the Spinlock videos to ensure you have it correctly fitted.

The size guide will also help you check you have the correct size product.

 Servicing:  Where, How, When?

The Deckvest is designed to be easily check and maintained by yourself. Follow the videos online for basic and more detailed checks. 

We recommend that you check your Deckvest at least once a season and before any long passages.  If you would rather a professional looked over it then there is a list of approved Deckvest service centres here.

Can the bladder be repaired or replaced?

We do not recommend that a punctured bladder is repaired. However, if your Deckvest has the “button in” attachment on the lifejacket then we can supply a replacement bladder for you to fit. 

I’ve broken my zip, can it be fixed?

The zips on the Deckvest are plastic to ensure they do not corrode. However, they can break if they are snagged or forced. It is possible to replace the slides. Please contact us for spares and instructions.

The elastics on my Mast Pro Harness have worn out.

Non-skid decks and salt water can take a toll on elastics. Replacement leg strap elastics are available here.

Can I fly with my Deckvest?

Although it is often raised as an issue at check in, International IATA regulations state that you can fly with two lifejackets and two re-arming kits as long as they are declared at check in. See Flying with your Deckvest for more information and to download our document to show your airline.

When does the Warranty period start and what is covered.

The 5 year (if registered with TLS) warranty period starts from when you purchase the Deckvest. See Warranty for more details.

Are the Deckvest 5D, LITE, CENTO approved to SOLAS?

No – SOLAS is a commercial standard for abandonment lifejackets. The Deckvest is tested to the International ISO12402 standard that covers wearable lifejackets. Spinlock have launched a Deckvest SOLAS 275 Twin Chamber lifejacket which is designed for commercial use.

Manufacturing Dates

There are several dates printed on the Deckvest. The date on the inside label shows which quarter of which year the lifejacket was completed. Harnesses are often made in large batches earlier whilst firing caps are added at a later date than this to ensure that they reach the stores with the maximum lifetime on them.

Lifejacket vs Buoyancy Aid

WING & FOIL buoyancy aids (also known as PFDs - Personal Flotation Devices) assist with buoyancy, you must be a competent swimmer as they only aid you in the water. Lifejackets are tested to a standard which requires that the lifejacket turns an unconscious casualty over to allow them to breathe.

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Spinlock Deckvest lifejackets use a range of inflation systems.

Deckvest 5D

The Deckvest 5D lifejacket harness is available with either UML Pro Sensor (water activated) or Hammar Hydrostatic (pressure activated)

Deckvest LITE

The Deckvest LITE lifejacket uses a water activated UML Mk5 paper coil inflation system. 

The USCG Approved Deckvest LITE (available to purchase in US only) uses the water activated Halkey Roberts Alpha Auto Inflator.

Deckvest CENTO 

The Deckvest CENTO junior lifejacket harness uses a water activated UML Mk5 paper coil inflation system.

Deckvest SOLAS

The Deckvest SOLAS 275 twin chamber lifejacket uses two UML Mk5 paper coil inflation systems.

Lifejacket Inflation Systems Explained

UML Mk5 Inflator 

This is a water sensitive activation system that uses a compressed paper capsule which dissolves when wet which then releases a spring to puncture the CO2 cylinder.

The cap is designed so that only water flowing upwards through the unit will cause it to activate. Water, spray and rain running down the jacket will not cause activation. 

Mk5 operating system

UML Pro Sensor Inflator 

This is a water sensitive activation system that uses a compressed paper capsule which dissolves when wet which then releases a spring to puncture the CO2 cylinder.

The cap is designed so that only water flowing upwards through the unit will cause it to activate. Water, spray and rain running down the jacket will not cause activation.

The Pro Sensor has two indicators that show the status of the CO2 cylinder and firing head.

The UML Pro Sensor is a very reliable system which is easy to check and re-arm. It is also easy to convert to manual firing only. Re-arming kits for this inflation system are stocked by most marine stores.

3 year expiry date on firing head.

Pro sensor operating system

Hammar Hydrostatic Inflator

The Hammar inflation system is activated by water pressure and will not inflate until the cap is approximately 10cm underwater. 

This system is designed for use in more extreme conditions and extended offshore sailing.

The benefit of the Hammar system is that the jacket cannot accidently inflate from being wet with rain and sea spray.

The unit has a single indicator to show if armed, and has a 5 year expiry date.

Delayed inflation can be caused if full immersion of the firing head is delayed by buoyant foul weather clothing.

Hammar operating system


Halkey Roberts Alpha Auto Inflator

The USCG Approved Deckvest LITE uses a water activated Halkey Roberts Alpha Auto Inflator that is is designed so that only water flowing upwards through the unit will cause it to activate. Water, spray and rain running down the jacket will not cause activation. 

Hr firing head 6 x 4

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The marine environment is very harsh on soft materials and your Deckvest lifejacket will last for much longer if cared for. 

Simple care involves wiping with a damp sponge to remove salt and dirt before drying in an aired room. More detailed care can be undertaken following some simple steps which are detailed in the instruction book.

You will find a range of videos on inspecting and caring for your Deckvest on the Spinlock YouTube channel.

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UK: Due to carriage restrictions, please do not use Royal Mail to return your lifejacket to Spinlock. Please use an alternative courier supplier.

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The following is a summary of your product warranty. Full details of the warranty, together with

important exclusions and limitations, are contained in the terms and conditions (another copy of which

can be provided upon request) which apply to your purchase.

The following definitions apply to this summary:

“Spinlock” and “Company” means Spinlock Limited a company incorporated and registered in England

with company number 00943480.

“Goods” means the products, articles or things which you have purchased from the Company.


Spinlock warrants to you (the buyer) that the Goods are to be free of defects in materials and

workmanship for the Warranty Period (as defined below).. In the case of such a defect, the Company will

either repair or replace the Goods concerned but such obligation to repair or replace is the limit of the

Company’s liability under its warranty.


i) The Warranty Period will be 5 years from date of purchase in respect of hardware and 2 years from

date of purchase of Deckware provided that in the case of the ‘Deckvest’ product the 2 year period can

be extended to 5 years by you registering the purchase of the ‘Deckvest ‘product on the Company’s

website within 30 days of purchase. These warranty periods are reduced to 1 year from date of purchase

for any Goods used (i) in professional or semi-professional racing applications, (ii) for military purposes or

(iii) outside of leisure sailing.

ii) Determination of the suitability or fitness of the Goods for the purpose contemplated by you in

purchasing the goods remains your sole responsibility and the Company does not give any warranty in

connection with such suitability or fitness.

iii) The Company shall not have liability under the warranty for wear and tear, corrosion or ultra violet

degradation or if the Goods:

a) are used for any application for which they were not designed;

b) are defective as a result of you failing to follow the Company’s oral or written instructions as to the

installation, storage, commissioning and use of the Goods;

c) are incorrectly maintained or not maintained at all;

d) are used in conditions that exceed the performance specification stated by the Company for those


e) are damaged as a result of wilful damage, by accident, by negligence by you or a third party or due to

use in abnormal conditions;

f) are altered or modified in any way;

g) are serviced by anyone other than an authorised representative of the Company (unless such service

meets the Company’s stated guidelines and standards for service of the Goods concerned)

iii) Any Goods subject to a warranty claim must be returned to the Company for inspection unless we

notify you to the contrary in writing.

iv) The Company are not liable for any shipping or installation labour charge associated with any warranty


v) This warranty does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.

vi) You should note that certain environmental elements such as salt, sand, moisture and chemicals may

considerably accelerate wear of certain of the Goods. In exceptional circumstances, wear or damage

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Clutches and jammers have always been a simple and cost effective rope holding solution when compared to a winch and, more recently, halyard locks.  

Halyard locks, and the benefits in reducing mast compression, are a key component of many competitive boats and are now being more widely used on large performance cruising boats.  A halyard lock is the equivalent of a traditional mainsail tack pin, just at the top of the mast. However, the use of a lock does require you to hold and adjust the full sailing load at deck level, using a clutch or jammer.  With the advent of new sail designs, especially downwind sails, with most requiring extremely high luff loads, clutches and jammers are now being worked harder by another corner of the sail, namely the tack.  Locks are not suited to tack applications because with mast rake changes, different types of sail carried and trimming requirements, infinite adjustment is often required. Using a clutch or jammer, these adjustments can be controlled in the normal way at deck level. 

On a number of recent high performance multihulls (including the AC45's) the downwind sails are permanently attached to the bow furler, because its not practical to go out onto the bowsprit during a race.  In cases like these,  jammers have been used at the mast head to provide a variable locking position and are operated remotely from the deck on a trip line, just like a lock.  This approach is working for a number of larger yachts were it is notoriously difficult to dimensionally control and set a sail between two points over forty metres apart and even harder to get the inboard reefs to fit.

Remote operation of clutches and jammers is now common on board many performance yachts.  The first boats to embrace remote operation were the IMOCA 60's for end of boom reef jammers and tack line jammers mounted on the bow.  More recently the focus on aerodynamic efficiency of deck layouts has forced designers to run sheets and halyards underdeck when possible.  The TP class has led the way with remotely operated under deck spinnaker sheet clutches and pit clutches buried in the coach roof.  Mini Maxi designs are following suit by utilising side mount, bonded, remote operation XXC ceramic and titanium clutches and ZS jammers.  

With the holding capacity of clutches almost doubling over the past 5 years, many applications can now be held with the convenience of a handle operated unit rather than a winch release jammer. This has been particularly helpful for use on tack lines for spinnaker drops were the tack release is critical for a fast and safe drop, whether by hand or winch driven.  Larger and offshore yachts carefully consider the properties of the load holding equipment they require and often reduce the load holding required with a purchase, therefore allowing a particular clutch or jammer to be used.  The very latest Volvo Ocean Race 65 has been careful planned between sailors, running rigging experts and the designer, resulting in cost effective and 100% race proven solutions which work for both inshore and offshore with the removal of a single purchase. 

The Spinlock high load product range, especially rope holding equipment, has developed rapidly in the last few years providing lighter, stronger and more adaptable products, without the need of expensive customisation, all with ever increasing load holding capacity.  

Contact Spinlock directly to discuss any projects you have in mind where we maybe able to provide a competitive edge, make your life on board easier or simply more organised.

Deckware Size Guides

Deckware range now includes a variety of products suitable for different requirements. It is important for comfort and safety, that you fit your Deckvest properly.

Deckvest 5d size guide 2018Deckvest lite size guide 2016Deckvest cento size guide 2016Wing foil size guide 2016Kneepads size guide 2016Deckvest lite uscg size guide 2016Deckvest solas size guide 2016Deckvest duro size guide 2016
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