The Dacon Rescue Basket is a rugged aluminium construction with soft padding. It has a large float attached to the mast to prevent capsizing and net covered sides for safety. While in the water the basket will have a low floating position, assisting people to easily get inside. The attached fenders will rotate and therefore further contribute to an easy "float-in" access from the sea. The fenders also provide protection when hauled against the ship side during recovery.

The lifting mast folds down for storage and it comes shipped in two halves to keep shipping costs down.

The Dacon Rescue Basket meets the requirements by UKOOA, NMD and various classification societies for use onboard Standby Vessels.