Originally Posted by chef2sail
No I dont have a liferaft, but am purchasing one this year. We genrally dont tracvel more than 15 miles offshore and only for 3 weeks of the year....
At least around here, rafts can be rented, if you only feel you need one for that short period.
Rentals are a bit expensive. However, if you properly recertify your own raft, that is also expensive, and many don't do it. If you rent, you always have a certified raft.