About Us

Established in 1996, Parmaris is now one of the leading manufacturers of inflatable lifejackets exporting to all corners of the world. Our design quality and product performance is renowned globally with all lifejackets carrying the new ISO mark (apart from military lifejackets). Our full range offers something to all aspects of the market so use the categories on the left as a start point. 

For 16 years we have supplied lifejackets to the trade not only under our own brand name, but also under a lot of other famous names allowing our customers more flexibility and freedom with this 'own branding' option. With a wealth of technical and design knowledge all products have been developed with safety, comfort and durability in mind. In July 2013 Parmaris became a trading division of Ocean Safety Ltd.

Product monitoring and testing

Continual product monitoring means regular trips to Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre for in-water sessions. With the added benefit of a wave simulator we can see how well the lifejackets perform in extreme conditions. Here are some of the most recent images.

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To see a short video on Parmaris lifejacket testing and Helicopter Underwater Escape Training click on the icon here. We are proud to say that our lifejackets are still working after 1000 inflations.

Product Options

Parmaris offer a wide choice of lifejacket styles which have been designed with the end use in mind.  All components are EU sourced and some items are even made bespoke to our specification to ensure the highest quality.  Each lifejacket style has a different cover fabric option which is best suited to it's final application.  These will be highlighted on the individual product page.

United Moulders is the favoured operating system for Parmaris lifejackets.  There is a choice of standard automatic or manual operation or the new Prosensor indicator head which also comes in an auto or manual option (Advantage models). The Prosensor head is only available on certain styles so please check the individual lifejacket specification.  For technical information on the new Prosensor operating head please click here.

Belt or harness options


There is a choice of standard belt or harness options.  Only the best components are used with the waistbelt version having the Nexus super strong click together buckle.  The harness closures are made from 316 marine grade non sparking stainless steel components.  The webbings we use are made to our own high specification and are woven for us in Nottingham by a specialist producer.

Logo choices

There is also the choice of which logo you would like, either the Parmaris logo or your own logo.  Please contact us for more details regarding you own logo.  There are minimum quantity and size restrictions so you must check with the factory.  We are happy to sew on any rubber/woven logos you supply or we can arrange to have some heat logos produced and we can then apply them in house using our brand new heat press machine.

Optional extras

We offer a wide range of optional extras such as a crotch strap, sea-light, viewing window or separate sprayhood .  Please see the individual product specifications to see which extras are suitable for your lifejacket and enquire if you have any specific requirements such as longer belts or metallic flashes.

Buoyancy guide

Unsure about which lifejacket is suitable for your application?  Take a quick look at the buoyancy guide according to the 89/686/EEC Directive.


In accordance with the current regulations, we recommend that your lifejacket is serviced annually by a professional.  We have service stations all over so please contact us using the e-mail form on the contact page and we can direct you to your nearest station.