Freedom Boat Club loans life jackets for children

Don’t have enough life jackets for all of the children on board your boat? No worries. You can borrow them from Freedom Boat Club thanks to this Life Jacket Loaner Program!

Read more in this press release from Freedom Boat Club below:

This year, Freedom Boat Club Lake George is continuing to help keep kids safe while on the water by participating in the BoatU.S. Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Program!

This program, made possible by the BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, allows boaters to borrow a child’s life jacket for the day or the weekend, at no charge.

Here’s how the Life Jacket Loaner Program works: If a boating family discovers they don’t have enough properly-fitting children’s life jackets on board, they can simply visit Freedom Boat Club Lake George, located at Beckley’s Marina, and sign out an infant, child, or youth jacket for the day. When they’ve finished boating, they can return the jackets to the same location.

Freedom Boat Club Lake George was awarded a kit of 12 life jackets, allowing hundreds of children to stay safer on the water this year.

“Freedom Boat Club is a strong proponent of nautical safety, and the addition of the Life Jacket Loaner Program will further enhance our commitment to providing both a safe and enjoyable experience on beautiful Lake George.”

— Rebecca O’Hara, Freedom Boat Club owner.

If you would like to borrow a jacket, simply stop by Beckley’s between 8a.m. and 6p.m.

You can also call club owner Matt O’Hara at 845-642-0201 to learn more about Freedom Boat Club’s participation in the program.

There are over 550 BoatU.S. Foundation Life Jacket Loaner sites located all over the country. Combined, these sites loan out jackets more than 140,000 times per year. The Boat.U.S. Foundation Life Jacket Loaner program was launched in 1997. It is the only national program available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. To learn more about the national effort to put kids in life jackets, click here.

Media Contact: Matt O’Hara, Owner Freedom Boat Club Lake George, mohara@freedomboatclub.com, 845-642-0201


Freedom Boat Club is the world’s oldest and largest members-only, private boating club offering a simple and affordable alternative to boat ownership. Now in its 28th year, Freedom Boat Club has over 15,000 members nationwide in 23 states, with over 135 combined franchise and corporate-owned locations in addition to its first two international locations in Vancouver, British Columbia. Corporate Website: www.freedomboatclub.com