Personal Floatation Devices (PFD’s)

Carib Marine personal flotation devices, also known as a PFD’s give you more buoyancy to help you stay afloat. A PFD is an essential piece of gear for every sailor, boater, kayaker, fisherman and stand up paddle boarder.

Carib Marine offers five different types of U.S. Coast Guard-approved PFDs, suitable for a variety of end uses.

Inflatable Life vests
Type I Offshore life vests
Type II life vests
Type III life vests
ISO Type life vests

Inflatable PFD’s

Our Carib Marine inflatable life jackets are designed to automatically inflate when immersed in water. The automatic inflator on this life jacket won’t prematurely inflate due to rain or humidity as the inflator must be submerged in water to activate. A built-in, indicator window will show if your life jacket is properly armed and ready to use. You will want to visually inspect your life jacket for leaks or tears every few months and service the automatic inflator yearly.

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ModelCRB/IFLMAYTH-RD
DescriptionLife Jacket, Automatic Inflatable Size Youth no Harness ISO-150N
St. Maarten List Price †$115.50 - $136.50
Other available sizes
CRB/IFLMAUNV-RDLife Jacket, Automatic Inflatable Size Universal no Harness ISO-150N
CRB/IFLMAHUNV-RLife Jacket, Automatic Inflatable Size Universal with Harness ISO-150N

Type I PFD’s

Type I Personal Flotation devices are geared for rough or remote waters where rescue may take a while. Though bulky, they have the most buoyancy and will turn most unconscious people into a face-up position. They are the kind of PFD you’ll likely find on commercial vessels.

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ModelCRB/320RT
DescriptionLife Vest, Offshore Coml Yoke Adu>90Lb Type: I USCG
St. Maarten List Price †$55.80
Other available sizes
CRB/321RTLife Vest, Offshore Coml Yoke Adu<90Lb Type: I USCG
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ModelCRB/6000UNV
DescriptionLife Vest, Offshore PFD Adult Univ USCG-Type:I
St. Maarten List Price †$63.00
Other available sizesNo

Type II PFD’s

Type II Personal Flotation devices are intended for calm inland and coastal waters, where fast rescue is likely. They have a very basic design that is less bulky than Type I, and typically less expensive, but they are not as comfortable as Type III. They will turn some unconscious wearers to the face-up position.

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ModelCRB/1110OS
DescriptionLife Vest, Yoke Adult OverSz Org Type:II USCG
St. Maarten List Price †$15.75
Other available sizes
CRB/1110UNV
Life Vest, Yoke Adult Univer Org Type:II USCG
CRB/1110UNV-4PK
Life Vest, Yoke Adult Univer Org Type:II USCG 4/Pk
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ModelCRB/40220INFCLD
DescriptionLife Vest, Infnt <30Lb Pk Floral Type:II USCG
St. Maarten List Price †$25.65
Other available sizes
CRB/40221INFCLDLife Vest, Infnt<30Lb Sea Friend Type:II USCG

Type III PFD’s

Are suitable for most paddlers where there is a chance for quick rescue. They offer freedom of movement and comfort for continuous wear. These PFDs are designed so wearers can put themselves in a face-up position, but they may have to tilt their head back to avoid being face down in water.

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ModelCRB/40221CLD
DescriptionLife Vest, Infant Chld 30-50Lb Sea Fr Type:III US Coast Guard
St. Maarten List Price †$25.65
Other available sizes
CRB/40221CLDLife Vest, Infnt-Chld 30-50Lb Sea Fr Type:III USCG
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ModelCRB/2220UNV-RD
DescriptionLife Vest, All-Purp Adult-Univer Rd Type:III USCG
St. Maarten List Price †$26.40
Other available sizes
CRB/2220OS-RD
Life Vest, All-Purp Adult-OverSz Rd Type:III USCG
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ModelCRB/2220UNV-BL
DescriptionLife Vest, All-Purp Adult-Univer Bl Type:III USCG
St. Maarten List Price †$26.40
Other available sizes
CRB/2220OS-BLLife Vest, All-Purp Adult-OverSz Bl Type:III USCG
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ModelCRB/2340LG-RD
DescriptionLife Vest, Wave Pro Lg-XL Type:III USCG
St. Maarten List Price †$80.60
Multiple sizes available
CRB/2340SM-RD
Life Vest, Wave Pro Sm-Md Type:III USCG
CRB/2340XL-RD
Life Vest, Wave Pro 2XL-3XL Type:III USCG
CRB/2340XS-RD
Life Vest, Wave Pro XS l Type:III USCG

ISO Type PFD’s

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies and has established and recognized standards for life jackets. If a jacket is compliant with their standards it will be marked with ‘ISO’ on the vest and the flotation type.  ISO compliant does NOT make the vest USCG approved.

Life jacket approval 50n50N – Buoyancy Aid:

Designed for competent swimmers in sheltered water were help is close at hand. They only provide support to conscious people who can help themselves, and are an aid to flotation only.  They have 50 Newtons (11 lbs.) of flotation.

Life jacket approval 100n100N – Life Jacket:

For swimmers and non-swimmers in inshore waters. They give reasonable assurance of safety from drowning in relatively calm waters. Not guaranteed to self-right an unconscious user, and should not be expected to protect the airway of an unconscious person in rough water.  They have 100 Newtons (22 lbs.) of flotation.

Life jacket approval 150n150N – Life Jacket:

For swimmers and non-swimmers for use in all but the most sever conditions. They give reasonable assurance of safety to people not fully capable of helping themselves.  May not immediately self-right an unconscious used wearing heavy waterproof clothing.  Has 150 Newtons (33 lbs.) of flotation.

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ModelCRB/100SVCLDMD
DescriptionLife Vest, SV100 Cld Md 30-40kg ISO-100N Org
St. Maarten List Price †$38.70
Other available sizes
CRB/100SVCLDSM
Life Vest, SV100 Cld Sm 15-30kg ISO-100N Org
CRB/100SVCLDXS
Life Vest, SV100 Cld XS <15kg ISO-100N Org
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ModelCRB/050NEOLG-RD
DescriptionLife Vest, Neop Adult LG >60kg ISO-50N
St. Maarten List Price †$80.60
Other available sizes
CRB/050NEOMD-RD
Life Vest, Neop Adult MD >60kg ISO-50N
CRB/050NEOSM-RD
Life Vest, Neop Adult SM 40-60kg ISO-50N
CRB/050NEOXL-RD
Life Vest, Neop Adult XL >60kg ISO-50N
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ModelCRB/150VIPAU
DescriptionLife Vest, Adult >40kg Org ISO-150N VIP Coastal
St. Maarten List Price †$24.75 - $38.00
Other available sizes
CRB/100VIPCLD
Life Vest, Child 15-40kg Org ISO-100N VIP Coastal
CRB/150VIPAU
Life Vest, Adult >40kg Org ISO-150N VIP Coastal
CRB/150VIPCLD
Life Vest, Child 15-40kg Org ISO-150N VIP Coastal

† The “St.Maarten List” price is based on the sticker price in St.Maarten. Due to local taxes and duties, prices in our various locations may differ from the catalog price, and we can explain the differences to you. All locations within the Budget Marine Group are committed to giving you the best possible price. Yachts In Transit, Export Customers and Non Residents that provide proof of this status can apply for St.Maarten Offshore pricing.

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