On Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 9am to 2pm at Koko Marina Center boating safety partners across the Hawaiian Islands are teaming up to promote “Ready, Set, Wear It!” for “National Safe Boating Week.” The goal is not only to promote the comfortable and versatile options when it comes to life jackets, but also to educate the public about life jackets and safe boating in general. Each year, as many as 500 lives could have been saved if boaters had worn their life jackets. The market today makes it easier than ever for a boater to have fun and stay safe on the water. Drowning remains the primary cause of death in recreational boating accidents. Statistics released by the U.S. Coast Guard indicate that 84 percent of boaters who drowned in 2010 were NOT wearing their life jackets.