Auto-Inflatable Life Vests: Light, Safe & Wearable (No Excuses)

March 20th, 2014 | Posted by Kyla in Life Jackets & Flotation - (Comments Off on Auto-Inflatable Life Vests: Light, Safe & Wearable (No Excuses))

A friend of mine is a member of what is jokingly called the Elk Lake Yacht Club, which is a loose and freewheeling group of folks who like to sail small boats on the jeweled lakes in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. So, when he invited me to go sailing one summer, I jumped straight …
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Life Jackets Can Save Your Life, Even if You’re Cool

May 21st, 2012 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Life Jackets & Flotation - (Comments Off on Life Jackets Can Save Your Life, Even if You’re Cool)

While many think that they are too cool for school and that life jackets are cramping their style, The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) is trying to show that safety while on the water is something that should be taken seriously.  This week (May 19-26) is National Safe Boating week and the NSBC is making …
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New First Watch Inflatable PFDs Boast Unique Features

September 22nd, 2011 | Posted by denise in Life Jackets & Flotation - (Comments Off on New First Watch Inflatable PFDs Boast Unique Features)

We recently introduced the entire line of First Watch life jackets and inflatable PFD’s to our selection of safety products. We chose to add the First Watch brand because we admired the unique and thoughtful features they added into their designs. One product that stood out for us was their inflatable PFD. Like all other …
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Savvyboater.com — First to Introduce First Watch Line of PFDs

August 18th, 2011 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Everything Boating & Fishing | Life Jackets & Flotation - (Comments Off on Savvyboater.com — First to Introduce First Watch Line of PFDs)

Savvyboater.com is pleased to have been selected to be the first marine supplier to carry FirstWatch, a new line of high quality personal flotation devices.  Apex Outdoor Innovations, a company known for their expertise in designing outdoor apparel that excels in both function and comfort, recently launched this new brand of personal flotation devices . …
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After Fishing the Bering Sea, You Appreciate the New FirstWatch Life Jackets & Flotation Gear

August 5th, 2011 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Everything Boating & Fishing | Life Jackets & Flotation - (Comments Off on After Fishing the Bering Sea, You Appreciate the New FirstWatch Life Jackets & Flotation Gear)

I grew up in the commercial fishing industry, and spent several seasons working trawlers fishing Pacific Whiting off the Pacific Northwest, and Yellow Fin Sole in Alaska’s Bering Sea.  It’s grueling work in tough conditions.  We would work around the clock in 6-8 hour cycles.  It all starts when you hear the diesel powering the …
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