New Initiative Engaging Victims and Survivors of Boating Accidents

The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) has recognized the need in the boating community to provide a single point of engagement for those persons who have survived a boating accident and those who have lost a friend or family member as a result of a boating accident.

National Safe Boating Council Announces Next Executive Director

The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) is pleased to announce that Rachel Johnson, CAE has been selected by the NSBC board as the next executive director of the organization, following current Executive Director Virgil Chambers’ announced retirement on September 30, 2013.

NSBC Announces Retirement of Executive Director Virgil Chambers

The National Safe Boating Council, the foremost coalition for the advancement and promotion of safer boating, today announced Executive Director Virgil Chambers will retire on September 30, 2013 after nearly 20 years with the organization.

National Safe Boating Council Appoints New Board Member

The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) is pleased to announce it has appointed Sarah Ryser, Director of Communications for the National Marine Manufactures Association (NMMA), to its Board of Directors.

Rachel Johnson Earns Certified Association Executive Credential

ASAE has announced that Rachel Johnson, Communications Director of the National Safe Boating Council has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE®) credential. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. Less than five percent of all association professionals have earned the CAE.

Marine Safety Alert on Inappropriate Navigation Light

The Coast Guard has recently become aware of the uninspected towing vessel industry using inappropriate navigation lights that fail to meet the criteria for use onboard any vessel; SEACHOICE Products LED Navigation Light, SCP #03201 shown below. Online research shows many outlets for the sale of this product. It is possible that this product may be in widespread use in the recreational boating industry as well.

New Training Available: Boat Pro Point of Sale

The No. 1 goal of both marine industry and boating safety professionals is to help today’s boat buyers maximize their enjoyment when spending time on the water. Behind that goal is the simple understanding that proper education leads to a lifetime of fulfillment aboard a boat.

Wear It! Grassroots Support

As part of the 2013 North American Safe Boating Campaign (“Wear It!”), the National Safe Boating Council is offering a total of up to $35,000 in resources and funding to state agencies, organizations and other groups throughout the United States and Canada to help promote the campaign in their communities. The North American Safe Boating Campaign and this project are produced and supported under a grant from the Sports Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard.