Author Archives: William Shivers

In Fla. passengers 6 years of age & under required to wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket

Boat child safety PFD

In Florida, passengers 6 years of age and under are required to wear a Coast Guard-approved, Type I, II or III life jacket while on board any boat that is under 26 feet in length, while the boat is underway. Below is a list of laws based out of florida for PFDs and lifejackets. According […]

Should Life Jackets be Mandatory for Teens Sailing?

Teenagers wearing PFD Lifeshirt

Water sports are growing in popularity among teens and if you have a teen you already know how hard it is to get them to wear a PFD or lifejacket. They are deemed as uncool or the teen says they take away from their performance levels by hindering their mobility. Lifeshirt wants to change this. […]

Oldest PFD found is nearly 3000 years old!

Ancient PFD

No one knows exactly when the first personal flotation device was created. Found at the British Museum is an ancient gypsum panel discovered by archeologist. Dating all the way back to 860 BC,it’s roughly 3,000 years old. In ancient sculpted artwork you can see soldiers from Assyria crossing a river while holding onto inflated animal […]