only one choice for me
I've been in the water with a water-ski vest helping someone recover a jet ski, and since then I bought a complete set (8) of Stearns Merchant Mate II life vests. Yes, they are bulky but qualify as Type I vests with 22 lbs buoyancy. I never have to worry about whether the vest will inflate. If I had to spend any time in the water, its what I would want to have on. You can get them for less than $80. Are you going to buy an inflatable for all the people who can be on your boat? Or hand out one of those itty bitty cheapy orange life vests to your guests?