Life Rings-Lifebuoys

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  • close up of buoyword perry buoy

    Item #

    P8-07

    Price:

    $130.00
  • close up hangingother side

    Item #

    P8-60

    Price:

    $160.00
  • B.F. Fairless Jim Bouy - Life PreserverB.F. Fairless Jim Bouy - Life Preserver

    Item #

    P8-87

    Price:

    $95.00
  • B.F. Fairless Life PreserverB.F. Fairless Life Preserver

    Item #

    P8-87A

    Price:

    $95.00
  • Eastern Asia Life Ringside of life ring

    Item #

    P8-34

    Price:

    $160.00
  • George M Steinbrenner Life Vest-WeatheredGeorge M Steinbrenner Life Vest-Weathered

    Item #

    P8-90

    Price:

    $105.00
  • full viewside of life ring

    Item #

    P8-01

    Price:

    $120.00
  • other side of life ringbottom of life ring

    Item #

    P8-54

    Price:

    $150.00
  • full photocloser look of the styrofoam in life ring

    Item #

    P8-15

    Price:

    $130.00
  • full picturephoto with the paint chipping

    Item #

    P8-49

    Price:

    $130.00
  • full viewtorn strip

    Item #

    P8-14

    Price:

    $150.00
  • full photo of sea princesSea Princes Georgetown Life Buoy

    Item #

    P8-11

    Price:

    $130.00
  • full viewside view

    Item #

    P8-26

    Price:

    $150.00
  • Vintage MV Sino Trader JEJU Life RingVintage MV Sino Trader JEJU Life Ring

    Item #

    P8-28A

    Price:

    $150.00
  • front side of life ringside view

    Item #

    P8-20

    Price:

    $130.00
  • White and Blue Mooring BuoyWhite and Blue Mooring Buoy

    Item #

    P8-99

    Price:

    $90.00
  • Green And White Mooring BuoyGreen And White Mooring Buoy

    Item #

    P8-99D

    Price:

    $90.00
  • Half Green And Half Red Mooring BuoyHalf Green And Half Red Mooring Buoy

    Item #

    P8-99B

    Price:

    $90.00
  • Blue And White Mooring BuoyBlue And White Mooring Buoy

    Item #

    P8-99E

    Price:

    $85.00
  • Half Red and Half White Mooring BuoyHalf Red and Half White Mooring Buoy

    Item #

    P8-99A

    Price:

    $90.00
  • Red With White Stripe Mooring BuoyRed With White Stripe Mooring Buoy

    Item #

    P8-99C

    Price:

    $90.00

The Best Selection of Vintage Buoys & Vintage Life Rings


Life rings, life buoys, life preservers, life ring buoys – call them what you want – we have the real deal here! Our vintage life preservers and buoys come from both Great Lakes ships and oceanic vessels, so they’re totally authentic nautical items. In fact, most have their original ship’s name right on them, making them extra appealing when it comes to use as décor.

Read on to learn all about our vintage buoys and life rings, how our customers often utilize them, and why Big Ship Salvage is your source for striking nautical accent pieces.
Please note: Our antique life preservers and buoys are not graded nor intended for safety applications. They are FOR DISPLAY ONLY.

Uses for Your Antique Buoys & Life Preservers


At Big Ship Salvage, we’re dedicated to providing our customers with diverse options when it comes to their nautical décor. Our products in this category include:
  • Life preserver rings – Nothing says “nautical” like these key pieces of equipment, and if you’re looking to add some seafaring flair to your home or business they’re definitely the items you need.
  • Life preservers – These rectangular life preservers are commonly seen on many ships and vessels, so incorporating them into your décor can give you just the nautical look you’re seeking.
  • Life vests – At times, we carry vintage life vests that can add a nice, rustic touch to a space styled with nautical décor.
  • Mooring buoys – These buoys are commonly seen in marinas and other areas where boats anchor, being intended for mooring vessels and marking off swimming areas. Our buoys are offered in a wide array of colors so you can find the perfect match for your space.
All of these salvaged nautical treasures come right from the decks of large freighters and other ships. You can display them in an as-found condition, or give them a fresh coat of paint, whatever suits your style. Some people even change the vessel name found on the vintage life preservers to a family or individual’s name for some added significance. Ways that some customers incorporate our vintage buoys and life rings into their property’s interior design include the following:
  • In the entryway of their home or business to set the stage for the space and establish the desired maritime atmosphere
  • Affixed to walls, ceilings, or beams as eye-catching accent pieces
  • As part of an outdoor area, such as a deck, patio, or garden, enhancing the space with some nautical flair
  • Within a bathroom to complement other décor as part of an oceanic or seaside theme 
No matter how you choose to incorporate our antique life preservers and buoys, we’re confident you’ll love how much they can add to the ambiance of your property. Review our options above to find the ideal items for you, and please note that inventory at Big Ship Salvage is always changing, so put us on your favorites list and check back often!

Advantages of Shopping with Big Ship Salvage


When you choose Big Ship Salvage for your nautical décor, you benefit in a variety of ways, including though:
  • No minimum orders – Whether you need a single piece to give your space its finishing touch or many vintage life preservers and other items to complete the look of your home or business, we’ve got you covered.
  • Wide product variety – Our warehouse is vast and houses diverse maritime products that include portholes, navigation lights, nautical flags, ship’s bells, and so much more!
  • Affordable pricing – We’re proud to provide both quality and affordability for our customers so they can get the optimal nautical decorations they need for their space.

Contact Us for Antique Life Preservers & Buoys


If you’re ready to place an order, simply click any of the items above for simple checkout. You can also call us at 574-870-1571 to talk to a live person, or contact us online and we’ll be happy to respond quickly!

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