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Extrasport life jackets  are sold in Shipstore

Boating Safety Information

Marine University: www.boater101.com or www.marineuniversity.org

Marine University offers several programs emphasizing Boating Education, Water Safety, and Environmental Awareness. Boater101 is the only boating safety education course that is endorsed by leading marine industry organizations including Brunswick, Formula, Four Winns, INAMAR, KeyBank, Marine Retailers Ass. of America, National Marine Manufacturers Ass., and Volvo Penta.

Eldean Shipyard has partnered with Marine University to offer our customers access to the to the Marine University, Toll-free Boating Hotline. Just Call 1-866-BOATER1. Just call them for any of your boating safety questions.

Life Jacket Safety…
Small Children and those who are not strong swimmers should be wearing life jackets while on docks and boats. Even kids (and adults alike) that are good swimmers may panic when falling in the water or they could hit their head on the way down. Also, with lake levels very low, it is more difficult to pull oneself out of the water. Please familiarize yourself with the locations of swim ladders.

All the Eldean kids (including little Herbie and Rog) would wear life jackets until they could prove they weren’t necessary. I needed to demonstrate swimming from the end of C-Dock to the Gas Dock and also get out of the water. Until we could pass the test, wearing a life jacket was mandatory and there were no exceptions!

Fortunately for your kids, life jackets are much more comfortable to wear than most of us remember. Check out our Ship’s Store to get the most comfortable fitting life vest.


     Eldean Shipyard    2223 South Shore Drive    Macatawa, MI 49434    Phone 616 335-5843    FAX 616 335-5848    Email info@eldean.com