Most (PFD) Personal Flotation Device Types Only Serve a Single Purpose

New to the market are personal flotation device types that function more the just a device to float individuals.

personal flotation device typesThe Float’n Thang™ is a type of personal flotation device (currently not approved by USCG under Type IV flotation device) that is designed to function in and out of the water.  It comes with built-in beverage holders that fit most types of cans, bottles, tumblers (Yeti / RTec), as well as useful holders of personal items.  Perfect when venturing out on a paddleboard offering a place for your water bottle and other beverages of choice.

Amazing personal flotation device types that fit on most any paddleboard
Place on your Standup Paddleboard and go. The FloatnThang provides flotation, beverage holder, and acts as a booster seat.

Take for example you want to jump on your paddleboard and go venture out on the water.  In most cases with any seat accessory, you would need to fix or strap the seat to the board.  The Thang personal flotation need only rest on top.  The Float’n Thang multi-use flotation is designed to allow any standard safety leash to be attached to either arm, which then is attached to the board via the leash safety line.  Other personal flotation device types are strapped to the front of the board, making it difficult to access during an emergency.  For example:  Should the user fall off the board due to rough conditions the Float’nThang will follow the paddleboarder into the water, giving him or her instant flotation.  The other personal flotation device types are of no help to the user once he or she has fallen into the water, as it’s still attached to the front of the board.  Even getting back on the board can be difficult with flotation.

This custom designed individual flotation is made of solid closed cell foam, so the FloatnThang float never needs inflation, will never absorb water and will last for years.   Unlike other personal flotation device types, the Float’n Thang™ is also an amazing flotation for fun usages, as it allows the users to float in over 7 cool positions.

Considering getting a Thang or two and try some enjoyable floating.  Floating is proven to offer many benefits for in-water rehab and is a great stress reliever.   Be sure to check out the new website at  We also offer special deals on either or our new site.   Use this code “Sandbar” for Free shipping and a 10% discount off (non-sale items).

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personal flotation device types that functions more the just a device to float
A flotation that works for all groups of people. Added safety for children is when around water is always a priority. Always Watch Children Around Water.

– New flotation (floating seat) helps teen in trouble

40th Annual Parker, AZ Tube Float - Teen rescued from strong currents

We had a fabulous time during the 40th Annual Parker Tube Float Official Event Page in Parker, Arizona. while using the paddleboard (in a sitdown position) in this case was critical since conditions made standing difficult.  We were able to use the board either way since the FloatnThang was onboard.  With a rope attached to keep our big float in the middle. Having the Float'n & Boat'n Thang®  FloatnThang (short name)  makes a world of difference. It opens an entirely new world of sit-down paddle.  How exactly does it work better?   (the only seat that you can float on, hold your beverage when used in or out of the water, the only seat you can toss to someone in seconds when in trouble, and a device which gives a boost to get back out of the 

  • Takes less than 2 seconds to place the FloatnThang on any paddleboard in seconds,  no clips or lines to fuss with.
  • The device can be used as a seat in many cases allowing the user to get a boost while in a sitting position on the board.  This boost offers lower back support and engages the core for more paddling power.
  • Attached safety least to the FloatnThang to the board and secondary leash to use and FloatnThang seat.  - Fits any standard leash around the arm of the device.  
  • The FloatnThang can help the user get back on the board from a deep water entry, due to the great buoyancy of the product.  See video example how that is done.  
  • The device can hold items or beverages
  • Soft cushion feel - Will never absorb water and drys off in seconds 
  • An extra device is great to allow others to float in a group in 3 different positions (under the arms float, saddle float, and the relaxed back float which you can adjust to a complete back float.   
  • 2 Way beverage holders - provides a holder when sitting flat on the group or water to doing the saddle float 

I had enough paddling power to pull our large float out with 3 people said Doug Masi - founder of the Float'n & Boat'n Thang®. The wind was the killer. Finally, I got help from a fellow boater who allowed us to tie up to their boat.  We floated with their group for the remaining 3 miles. 


Young teenage boy struggling to stay afloat. Lifesaving moment.

I also helped a teen boy (Nick) who fell off his large tube-float without a vest, and he was immediately caught in the current.    His group's large tube-float was going in the opposite direction due to the wind.  I could see he was not making any headway trying to fight the current.  Within a few seconds, he went from 10 feet away to 30' or 40' away.  

He was about 50 yards away from me and I could see he was in trouble.  I paddled over as fast as I could. I tossed him my seat (no other paddleboard seat can do that), which was attached (via a leash), to my board, and proceeded to paddle him back to his group.  Every FloatnThang™ has an area on both arms where a standard leash can be attached.   It came in handy for making the rescue much easier than lifting him onto my board.  Without a flotation attached to my board, that would've been the only other option.

Everyone gave a big thanks to the new #FloatnThang product.   I truly believe when other paddleboard users experience having a FloatnThang™ on their boards, they'll come to realize that not only is it a comfortable and supportive seat that helps hold their beverage, but it can be utilized to help others in a life-saving moment,  just like Nick on Saturday.

We are offering our June kick-off special.  Our production units are now coming off the line and many of our pre-orders are being shipped.  It's exciting to see the creative new change in the cup holder. It is now a semi-enclosed holder, which will hold a standard water bottle, without tipping out (when the device is sitting flat) on a paddleboard or leisurely by the side of the pool.

Check out our online shop for the two package special. 

Best regards and happy float'n!

Float'n & Boat'n Thang™ Team