Salus Marine Wear, a Canadian-based manufacturer of personal flotation devices, has been awarded the Marine Manufactures Award for innovation in boating safety.
The Canadian Safe Boating Award (CASBA) is presented by the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) once every year.
The Kitchener, Ont. company has pioneered a patented manufacturing process which eliminates the hard square edges found in traditional Personal Floating Device (PFD) construction, which makes their vests soft, pliable and comfortable for every movement.
From the children’s Nimbus to the Abacus sail vest, the gently rounded edge is only one of many details that make Salus unique, said the company in a release.
Company spokesman Steve Wagner said Salus vests are desnged with safety, style, fit, and performance in mind.
“The best compliment we get is when people tell us they didn’t notice they had one of our jackets or vest on,” said Wagner. “This tells us we’ve done our homework.”