Personal Flotation Devices & Lights
Personal Flotation Devices (PFD's), also referred to as Lifejackets are divided into the following categories:
- COMMERCIAL PFDs,
- RECREATIONAL PFDs,
- THROWABLE PFDs (Ring Buoys, Cushions, etc.)
For additional information, please see our information on PFD SELECTION, USE, WEAR & CARE.
To find the accepted independent laboratories for the equipment approval listed below please visit the USCG's ACCEPTED INDEPENDENT LABORATORY SEARCH ENGINE.
NOTE: Vessel operators are required to carry USCG Approved PFDs, but unapproved PFDs may be carried and used as additional equipment on recreational boats (and some commercial vessels). Therefore, unapproved flotation devices may be sold and used unless prohibited on your class of inspected vessel.