Justin Rietema and Doug Schultz want the Sharks to float them some cash when they pitch Human Bobbers, their multi-functional personal flotation devices, in episode 825. The pair started the company in 2011 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Their products are life preservers – with a twist.
They can be worn as a vest for water sports and converted to wear like a pair of shorts. This lets people “sit” in the water. This is great if you need to work on a boat while it's in the water or for just lounging. The Human Bobber also doubles as a comfy kayak seat. It's essentially an upside-down life jacket/water seat.
For boaters, the Human Bobber is a Coast Guard approved life vest. The beauty is, guests on the boat can also use it as a personal floatation device, so there;'s no need for extra “toys.” The vests convert to a chair-like float or, when worn like a pair of pants, lets you become a literal Human Bobber. They sell for $65 – in line with pricing for a quality life vest. They also sell a beverage bobber – a life vest that lets your drink safely float – for 18 bucks.
The products are available in many stores and on Amazon. The guys likely want a Shark to help them expand market share. Will a Shark want to swim with this business?
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Human Bobber Shark Tank Recap
Justin and Doug will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. They'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Daymond John, Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but they’ll need to show them THEY are capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on Human Bobber will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
Human Bobber Shark Tank Update
The Shark Tank Blog constantly provides updates and follow-ups about entrepreneurs who have appeared on the Shark Tank TV show. Once an episode has aired, we monitor the progress of the businesses featured, whether they receive funding or not and report on their progress. The Shark Tank Blog will follow-up on Human Bobber & Justin Rietema and Doug Schultz as more details become available.