GLOVERSVILLE, NY – April 15, 2005 - For 2005, Taylor Made is upgrading its line of life rings for the boating market with the introduction of new vinyl-coated foam models.


The new life rings, which retail starting at $52.99, contain a unicellular polyurethane foam with a soft vinyl skin. They come with traditional sewn-in beckets or in some models with floating polypropylene grab lines secured inside the foam core, eliminating external straps that can wear, mildew or deteriorate.


The Taylor Made life rings, are available in orange or white colors, in 20, 24 and 30-inch sizes. They are inspected and tested in accordance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations. Special models meeting international SOLAS requirements have an energy-absorbent vinyl skin and reflective tape for higher visibility.


Taylor Made Products, a member of the Taylor Made Group®, is one of the largest and most innovative suppliers of marine aftermarket products, including buoys, fenders, boat covers, bimini tops, dock products, flags, pennants and hardware.


Headquartered in Gloversville, New York, the Taylor Made Group, Inc. has nearly 100 years of experience as one of the recreational marine industry’s largest, most diversified suppliers to boatbuilders and the aftermarket. The Taylor Made Group includes Taylor Made Products, Taylor Made Systems, Taylorbrite LLC and Trend Marine. The Group operates 12 facilities in the United States, the Republic of Ireland, England, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. Employing more than 1,300 associates, its products are distributed through a worldwide distribution network.


For sales inquiries, contact Taylor Made Products by phone, +1 518 773 9400, by e-mail, Visit our website at


Taylor Made Products

65 Harrison Street

Gloversville, NY 12078




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