‘Human Bobber’ inventors in Fort Lauderdale get Shark Tank deal


Justin Rietema and Doug Schultz are landscape architects by trade, but boaters at heart. So the Fort Lauderdale area residents spent six years developing a life-saving flotation jacket, called the Human Bobber, in the hopes of achieving financial independence.

They took a major step in that direction when they successfully pitched their invention on ABC-TV’s Shark Tank program, winning support from two nationally prominent entrepreneurs.