Red Parachute SOLAS Signal Rocket


Hazard Shipping – Must ship to a store.
- +
Ships when available.
Add to My List
Model # 2356020 | Mfg # 800 | UPC # 77403521623
SOLAS flares can be seen at the greatest distance for the longest period of time.
SOLAS flares like the Red Parachute Signal Rocket you see here offer far better performance than conventional United States Coast Guard approved pyrotechnic signals. This is because they are designed to meet stricter standards set by an international safety organization (SOLAS stands for Safety Of Life At Sea). SOLAS parachute flares ascend to more than 1,000' and burn at a dazzling 30,000 candela for 40 seconds. Compare this to non-SOLAS USCG flares typically found on recreational boats, such as Orion’s pistol-fired 12-gauge flares, which burn at 16,000 candlepower for 7 seconds and reach 500' and you will understand why these cost more.
For most inland and coastal boaters, non-SOLAS (USCG) flares will suffice. But if you are an offshore boater who wants flares that can be seen at the greatest distance for the longest period of time, choose SOLAS flares. World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations, which govern many offshore sailboat races, require SOLAS flares as part of a boat’s safety inventory.
  • Signal Type: Red rocket parachute day/night signal
  • Light Output: 30,000 candlepower
  • Maximum Altitude: 1,150'
  • Burn Time: 40 seconds
  • Visibility: 30 miles
  • Deployment Method: Self-contained trigger
  • Type Approval: USCG, Transport Canada, SOLAS
  • Replacement Interval: 42 months from manufacture date


Red Parachute SOLAS Signal Rocket

Name Value
Alert / Locate Alert
Burn Time 40 Seconds
Color Red
Pyrotechnics 1 Parachute
Type Day/Night


The West Advisor articles have answered boaters' questions and provided solutions to boating problems for more than 20 years. West Marine has compiled one of the Web's most comprehensive collections of technical boating information articles.


Product Q & A


Free Standard Shipping is only applicable on orders over $49.00 and within the 48 contiguous United States. Free shipping does not apply to Truck Freight.

FREE DELIVERY to West Marine Stores

  • Available for ALL products including hazardous & truck freight items.
  • Ship to over 260 U.S. store locations.
  • Contiguous United States orders arrive in 8 - 10 days.
  • Hawaii and Alaska orders arrive in 10 - 16 days.
  • Expedited shipping is available for an additional fee.
  • Not available in Puerto Rico.

FREE SHIPPING on orders over $49.00

  • Applicable on orders over $49.00 within the 48 contiguous United States.
  • Does not apply to Truck Freight.
  • No coupon code required.
  • Orders will be delivered within 3 - 7 business days.

No Hassle Returns

We stand behind everything we sell. If at any time your West Marine purchase does not meet your expectations, you can return it for a replacement or refund. If you are a West Advantage Rewards member, you don't even need a receipt - we'll have a record of your purchase. Returns can be made via mail or in person at their nearest store location.

We do carry a few items that cannot be returned: items with expiration dates that have expired such as flares, charts, annual publications; items registered to the user such as boats, motors, EPIRBs, PLBs, SPOT, Class B AIS, life rafts; customized items such as rigging, and boat covers; computer software, electronics charts, and carry-on air conditioners. For electronics we will help you contact the vendor for assistance or repair. If you are not a West Advantage Rewards member, we will first need to verify your purchase by receipt or other method.

Hazard Shipping

Standard Shipping (ground service) is used to ship items that are considered hazardous. Estimated delivery is 3 – 7 business days and only applicable on deliveries within the contiguous United States. Additional shipping fees may apply. Signature Required for receipt of shipment.

For additional inquiries, you may call Customer Service at 1-800-BOATING (262-8464)