Life Jacket Loaner Program

Every parent wants to make sure their child is as safe as possible, and that goes double for parents who take their kids on the water. We make it easier for boating families to stay safe with our nationwide life jacket loaner program.

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About the Program

The BoatUS Foundation is dedicated to putting more kids in properly fitting life jackets. The Life Jacket Loaner Program for Kids is just one of the many ways BoatUS keeps kids safe on the water. How it works:

Find a location near you, and your family can borrow a life jacket for the day or weekend

You will provide staff with basic information to borrow life jacket: name, address, phone number, driver’s license number, and anticipated return date.

When finished, return the jacket. In the event you forget where to return it, the jacket has an attached return tag

A staff member will log your information and distribute the appropriate- sized life jacket

Start Your Own Loaner Program

Use these tools to build your own Life Jacket Loaner Site

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Apply to Become a Loaner Site

Applications are accepted year-round. Review the program guidelines & apply today!

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Guide to Start a Loaner Program

Does your area need a life jacket loaner program? Download our guide to find out everything you need to know to set up and run your own loaner program including free promotional and educational resources and access to discount supplies including custom logo life jackets.

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Get Supplies For Your Site

The biggest challenge that loaner sites face is getting the word out about the program and about the importance of life jackets. We've made it easy to get all the supplies you need. You can either purchase signs, flyer, decals and rack cards with your logo on them or you can download high quality print files for free to print yourself. We even have sample press releases and sample liability release forms.