Sea Tow Foundation Announces Call for Entries for 2022 National Boating Industry Safety Awards

• Applications Accepted Through July 23

SOUTHOLD, NY, JULY 8 — The Sea Tow Foundation, in cooperation with its Boating Safety Advisory Council, announced the official call for entries for the “2022 National Boating Industry Safety Awards.”

“The Sea Tow Foundation is excited to enter its fourth year hosting the National Boating Industry Safety Awards and to present this year’s awards just prior to the start of IBEX 2022 in Tampa, Fla. With a streamlined application process, we’re looking forward to learning more about the many ways companies throughout the marine industry have been promoting responsible boating,” said Gail R. Kulp, Executive Director of the Sea Tow Foundation.

Sea Tow Foundation call for National Boating Industry Safety Awards

The awards recognize efforts to promote safety on the water within the for-profit sector of the boating industry in the following categories:
   • Marine Manufacturer
   • Gear/Equipment Manufacturer
   • Marine Media Firms or Companies
   • Public Relations, Advertising, or Marketing Effort
   • Small Marine Retailer/Dealership (up to 3 locations)
   • Large Marine Retailer/Dealership (4 or more locations)

“I encourage all who have spearheaded boating safety initiatives to take the time to apply as the industry and consumers deserve to see your hard work and dedication to keeping us all safe on the water,” said Chad Tokowicz, Government Relations Manager at the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas. “This is also an important opportunity to highlight the various ways boating safety initiatives take place and can inspire future initiatives while highlighting best practices that resonate throughout the boating community.”

More Information:
• No cost to enter
• Deadline to enter is Saturday, July 23
• Participants may submit multiple applications for different efforts.
• The application process has been simplified this year to make it quick and easy to enter.
• Awards will be presented Monday, September 26, at the Soundings Trade Only Most Innovative Company Awards event.

To learn more and to enter the National Boating Industry Safety Awards, visit:

The Sea Tow Foundation is eager to see the creativity across the boating industry as the 2022 contest will recognize a wide range of efforts honoring boating industry companies including those in the manufacturing, media, retailer, marketing and advertising realms. View a list of winners from previous years to see examples of the types of campaigns that could be considered for entry.


The Sea Tow Foundation – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – was started in 2007 by Captain Joe Frohnhoefer, founder of Sea Tow Services International, after he witnessed too many preventable accidents and fatalities on the water. Through its flagship programs which include the Life Jacket Loaner Program, Sober Skipper Campaign, and the National Boating Industry Safety Awards, the Sea Tow Foundation strives towards its vision of a world where boaters are safe and responsible. To learn more, visit

About the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
At the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, we believe that for the marine industry to thrive, the retail organizations that interact with the boaters in their community must thrive. With that in mind, MRAA works to create a strong and healthy boating industry by uniting those retailers, providing them with opportunities for improvement and growth, and representing them with a powerful voice. For more information, visit or contact us at 763-315-8043.