Boating Industry Safety Award Winners Announced at Elevate SummitPublished on December 9, 2019
The Sea Tow Foundation announced winners of its inaugural National Boating Industry Safety Awards at the Elevate Summit in Orlando. The awards were sponsored and judged by the newly established National Sober Skipper Advisory Council and funded through a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund, which is administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. They were established to recognize the best boating safety work in the for-profit sector of the recreational marine marketplace occurring within the United States.
The winners included:
- Top Marine Manufacturer Award for Boating Safety: Sea Ray Boats
- Top Marine Retailer Award for Boating Safety: MarineMax Top Marine Media Award for Boating Safety: Bonnier Corporation
- Top Marine Marketing and Boating Safety Outreach Award: Yamaha Outboards
- Sober Skipper Award: Freedom Boat Club
For more information about the National Sober Skipper Advisory Council and the National Boating Industry Safety Awards, visit the Sober Skipper website at www.soberskipper.com
Members of the Sea Tow Foundation’s North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council include David Connolly, Thomas H. Connolly and Sons; David Dickerson, NMMA; Jim Emmons, Water Sports Foundation; Kevin Falvey, Bonnier/Boating Magazine; Mike Hankins, Crevalle Boats; John Jost, Ken Cook Company; Captain Keith Lake, MarineMax; Dave Marlow, Brunswick Corporation; Captain Frank Stoeber, Regal Boats; Nic Thomas, Freedom Boat Club; Stephanie Vatalaro, RBFF; Annamarie Worrell, Emerald Coast Marine Group. The council’s executive committee includes Kristen Frohnhoefer, Sea Tow Services International; Gail R. Kulp and Michael Wesolowski, Sea Tow Foundation; and Wanda Kenton Smith, Kenton Smith Marketing.