Published: Friday, 24 June 2016

The Boating Industry Association (BIA) will launch a major safety awareness initiative 
through an ‘old for new life jacket exchange’ at the 2016 Adelaide Boat Show in Australia June 30-July 3.

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(Photos: Adelaide Boat Show)

Visitors of the show can bring an old life jacket, regardless of its brand or 
condition, and trade it in with BIA dealers for a quality new automatically inflatable 
personal flotation device.

The new Ultra 150N life jacket normally retails for A$130.00, but through the BIA 
trade-in arrangement show visitors will pay only A$70.00.

BIA General Manager George Bolton says the exclusive old-for-new life
jacket programme at the Boat Show highlighted that recreational boating was a safe and
 responsible pastime for Australian families.

Old For New Life Jacket Exchange Offered At Adelaide Boat Show

“The new multi-fit Ultra life jackets are suitable for people over 40kg and 
adjustable to 5XL, and they can be worn in comfort at all times when boating,” he 
says. “Exchanging of an old life jacket for one of the most modern personal flotation
 devices on the market will provide reassurance for people while on the water, and it
 is a great chance to pick up a bargain.” 

As the premier annual event of the BIA, it will be a huge floorshow of sparkling
new boats, kayaks, jet skis, engines, trailers and accessories, including state-of-the-art 
communications, safety and fish finding technologies.

While promoting the joys of recreational boating and water sports, the show will also 
be an enjoyable and informative event for fishing enthusiasts with a range of
 seminars and workshops.

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(MasterCraft Boat)

“It is about celebrating the enjoyment that over five million Australians find from
 recreational time on the water every year,” says Bolton. “The Adelaide Boat Show will demonstrate the affordability, flexibility and
 accessibility that boating and water sports bring to family lifestyles and the pure 
pleasure that people find in our marine environment and inland waters.

“For consumers, it is an unrivalled opportunity to compare and buy products at the 
best prices in a single location with industry leaders available at all times to provide
 trusted advice. 

“The show will appeal to people of all ages and interests – from power to sail, paddle
 and pedal – whether show goers are new to boating or experienced in the ways they 
like to spend time on the water.

“The industry is pleased to be facilitating the old for new life jacket exchange, which
we hope will encourage people to enjoy more time on our beautiful coastal and
inland waters.”