Life Preserver, Imperial 198RT
Shipping Weight: 7.00 pounds
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Designed to turn an unconscious person from face down in the water to a vertical or slightly backward position. Permafloat foam provides in excess of 24 lbs. of flotation and will not lose buoyancy if cut or punctured. Units with reflective tape meet or exceed all requirements for commercial vessels carrying passengers for hire. The safest and most comfortable Type I available. Reversible design. This flotation devise is recommended for use in offshore or rough waters where rescue may be delayed. It has a unique reversible design.
Offshore Life JacketThis PFD is designed for extended survival in rough, open water. It usually will turn an unconscious person face-up and has 22 pounds of buoyancy. This is the best PFD to keep you afloat in remote regions where rescue may be slow coming.
Near Shore Life VestThis "classic" PFD comes in several sizes for adults and children and is for calm inland water where there is chance of fast rescue. It is less bulky and less expensive than a Type I, and many turn an unconscious person face-up in the water.
Floatation AidThese life jackets are generally considered the most comfortable, with styles for different boating activities and sports. They are for use in calm water where there is good chance of fast rescue since they will generally not turn an unconscious person face-up. Floatation aids come in many sizes and styles.
Throwable DeviceThese are designed to be thrown to a person in the water. Throwable devices include boat cushions, ring buoys, and horseshoe buoys. They are not designed to be worn and must be supplemented by a wearable PFD. It is important to keep these devices immediately available for emergencies, and they should not be used for small children, non-swimmers, or unconscious people.
Special Use DeviceSpecial use PFDs include work vests, deck suits, and hybrids for restricted use. Hybrid vests contain some internal buoyancy and are inflatable to provide additional flotation.