The October 22 episode of Shark Tank features millennial entrepreneurs. One of the four businesses the Sharks — Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Daymond John, Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec — are considering for investment is the Human Bobber. The inventors of the personal flotation device, landscape architects Justin Rietema and Doug Schultz of Coconut Creek, Florida will demonstrate (with the help of Greiner and Herjavec) the advantages of wearing a Human Bobber while enjoying the great wet outdoors.
But the Human Bobber isn’t just for safety (though it has been approved by the U.S. Coast Guard!). It can also be used as a floating saddle (eliminating the need for inflatable tubes and noodles) or as a lounge chair or seat cushion on a boat or kayak. There are 3 Human Bobber patented models available on the company website, where they are accepting pre-orders:
- Bottoms Up ($90) — all-in-one Coast Guard approved life jacket and floating saddle combo
- Scuttlebutt Kayak ($80) — kayak seat, floating saddle, aquatic chair
- Scuttlebutt ($65) — floating saddle, aquatic chair, cushion
- Bonus: There’s also a Floating Beverage Bobber ($16)
Shark Tank airs Sundays at 9pm on ABC, right after America’s Funniest Home Videos.