BoatUS Foundation : How to Start Your Own Local Life Jacket Loaner Site

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stearns life jacketANNAPOLIS, Md. – Want to be an asset to your community and drum up a little extra foot traffic for your business, marina or boat club? Start your own Life Jacket Loaner site with help from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water.

“We’ll show you how, give you signage and publicity materials, and offer discounted life jackets to get up and running quickly and easily,” said BoatUS Foundation Outreach Manager Alanna Keating. Everything is available at

The Foundation’s no-cost “How To Set Up a Life Jacket Loaner Program” guide provides step-by-step instructions and includes information on how to access free or discounted resources for your loaner program. High-quality customizable educational and promotional signs, posters and flyers are available for purchase at discounted rates, or you can simply download the print quality files as well as sign-out forms and a life jacket fitting video at no cost.

Additionally, a partnership between the BoatUS Foundation and Stearns offers groups discounted life jackets directly from the life jacket manufacturer. There is a minimum order of 12 for the red-and-white vest-style Type II and Type III jackets. Infant to adult sizes are available. Logo imprinting and shipping are additional. To order, see the how to guide.

About the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water:

The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is a national leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. Funded primarily by donations from the more than half-million members of Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nonprofit provides innovative educational outreach directly to boaters and anglers with the aim of reducing accidents and fatalities, increasing stewardship of America’s waterways and keeping boating safe for all. A range of boating safety courses – including 34 free state courses – can be found at

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