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National Boating Industry Safety Awards Call for Entries


The Sea Tow Foundation has announced a call for entries for its National Boating Industry Safety Awards.

The awards — held in conjunction with its North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council and sponsored by Kicker Marine Audio — honor boating safety efforts from the previous year from Aug. 15, 2019 through Aug. 15. 2020.

It will be the largest awards held to date by the Sober Skipper Advisory Council.

“Due to the positive response from our inaugural contest in 2019, coupled with recommendations from our advisory council, we have nearly tripled the categories of entry in hopes of recognizing the outstanding work of many more boating safety advocates throughout all segments of the recreational marine industry,” said Sea Tow Foundation Executive Director Gail R. Kulp in a statement.

The following categories are up for submission:

• Powerboat manufacturer

• Sailboat manufacturer

• Engine manufacturer

• Gear/equipment manufacturer

• Human-powered (canoe, kayak, SUP) manufacturer

• Marine retailer with up to 3 locations

• Marine retailer with more than 3 locations

• Marine media outlets

• Marine marketing and outreach

• Marine distributor

• Multi-year campaign

Entries are now being accepted through Oct. 15. Click here for contest rules and an application.

“We highly encourage all those organizations throughout the marine industry involved in promoting boating safety to apply in this year’s awards competition,” said Kulp. “The Sea Tow Foundation and our North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council, coupled with the title sponsor Kicker Marine Audio, are very pleased to shine the spotlight on the best boating safety efforts by companies in the for-profit segment of the recreational marine industry.”

Winners will be announced live during the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas’ Virtual Dealer Week, scheduled for Dec. 8-11. 



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