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About

C.E.Banyard Ltd. was founded in 1982 when the current owner, Ed Banyard moved part of the long established family Liferaft Servicing, Hire and Inflatable Boat Repair business from Essex to Cornwall.

We are an Authorised Liferaft Service Station; Approvals include AVON, AUTOFLUG, BFA, BOMBARD, JON BUOY, PLASTIMO, PRO-SAVER, RFD PACIFIC, SEAGO, WETLINE, XM and ZODIAC as well as most Chandlery branded liferafts.

In 1986 we aquired the inflatable boat manufacturing company Domino Inflatables and using this technology began producing inflatable tenders and sports boats. From this we were asked to manufacture various ski rides, buoys and floatation collars. Around this time Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) became popular and soon we were re-tubing worn out and damaged RIBs.

At the same time our Liferaft Service activities were growing, having been appointed main service agents for the Zodiac and Bombard range. The re-launch of the Plastimo liferafts saw us being appointed by them to cover the South West, soon to be followed by Avon and Bfa, Autoflug and Pro-Saver. By setting up an extensive network of collection points we have made it simple for owners to leave their liferafts locally for our collection, service and return.

Legislation in the form of the Code of Practice saw a call for SOLAS B pack liferafts with annual servicing. This made hire the sensible option and our hire fleet grew to accomodate this demand and continues now with ISO 9650 type liferafts. We continue to offer leisure liferafts for hire for periods from four days.

Inflatable Boat Repair has always been a large part of our business and we keep ourselves up to date with the latest fabrics and adhesives being used. We carry out authorised repair and warranty work for all the leading manufacturers.

Whilst service and repair is our main business we can also offer very good deals on new and used liferafts, inflatable boats, lifejackets, flares and associated safety equipment.

Contact us on 01208 873777 or ce.banyard@btconnect.com