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Justin Rietema and Doug Schultz want the Sharks to float them some cash when they pitch Human Bobbers, their multi-functional personal flotation devices, in episode 825. The pair started the company in 2011 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Their products are life preservers – with a twist.

They can be worn as a vest for water sports and converted to wear like a pair of shorts. This lets people “sit” in the water. This is great if you need to work on a boat while it's in the water or for just lounging. The Human Bobber also doubles as a comfy kayak seat. It's essentially an upside-down life jacket/water seat.

For boaters, the Human Bobber is a Coast Guard approved life vest. The beauty is, guests on the boat can also use it as a personal floatation device, so there;'s no need for extra “toys.” The vests convert to a chair-like float or, when worn like a pair of pants, lets you become a literal Human Bobber. They sell for $65 – in line with pricing for a quality life vest. They also sell a beverage bobber – a life vest that lets your drink safely float – for 18 bucks.

Justin Rietema
Justin Rietema