See all exhibitors from the 2017 IBWSS below. A huge thank you to all of the exhibitors for your support of this conference from the NSBC, NWSC, and NASBLA!

Boat Ed

Contact: Mitch Strobl
14086 Proton Road
Dallas, TX 75244
Tel: (214) 437-9900

Boat Ed, IBWSS Premier Sponsor, partners with state agencies and organizations across the United States and Canada to deliver a quality learning experience in both the classroom and online.

Since its founding 21 years ago, Kalkomey Enterprises, LLC has been dedicated to providing outstanding safety education products and services, including Boat Ed.By partnering with Kalkomey, agencies are able to grow and improve their programs.

ACR Electronics

Contact: Nichole Kalil
Tel: (305) 485-7736

Since 1956, ACR Electronics, Inc. has been designing and manufacturing safety and survival products including Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPRIBs), Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs), Search and Rescue Transponders (SARTs), Strobe Lights, Life Jacket Lights, Boat Search Lights and Airplane Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs).


Contact: Ed Sztuka
Tel: (678) 787-1540

The Autotether™ is a lanyard-free wireless kill switch system.  It allows the operator and passengers to enjoy unrestricted movement onboard, without sacrificing vital marine safety in man overboard situations.

Contact: Katerina Douskova
Tel: (877) 722-8838 x249
Email: is a leading provider of safe boater education and certification across the United States and Canada. Over the past 15 years, we’ve helped over 2 million students get their NASBLA approved boating certification!

BoatU.S. Foundation

Contact: Chris Edmonston
147 Old Solomons Island Road, Suite 513
Annapolis, MD 21401
Tel: (703) 461-2878

The BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is an innovative leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. The Foundation provides educational outreach directly to boaters and supports partner organizations nationwide.

With millions of boaters on the water, our aim is to reduce accidents and fatalities, increase stewardship of our waterways and keep boating a safe and enjoyable pastime. The BoatU.S. Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our work is primarily funded by grants and individual donations.

Brunswick Commercial and Government Products

Contact: Jim Brown
420 Megan Z Avenue
Edgewater, FL 32132
Tel: (859) 509 0393

We’ve been in the business of building boats for commercial and military applications for more than fifty years. From our beginnings as an arm of the legendary Boston Whaler brand to now – part of Brunswick Corporation, the largest marine manufacturer in the world – we’ve focused exclusively on building the toughest boats for the toughest jobs. At Brunswick CGP, you’ll work with people who have been in your shoes – experienced professionals who know what needs to go into a boat so you get the most out of it. Whether you are in the market for an unsinkable fiberglass boat, a rigid inflatable or even an aluminum workboat, we have the platforms to support your mission.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Division of Law Enforcement

Contact: Brian Rehwinkel
620 S Meridian St
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600
Phone: (850)488.5600

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Division of Law Enforcement conducts outreach and education programs for boaters in Florida in order to keep Florida’s waterways safe.  With more than one million boaters, and a wide variety of year-round boating opportunities, boating safety is an important part of the Division of Law Enforcement’s mission.

FreeSUP So Cal

Contact: Matt Holder
P.O. Box 9301
Newport Beach, CA 92658
Tel: (949) 375-0154

FreeSUP So Cal is formed to promote the safety and general advancement of the sport and recreation of stand up paddle boarding in navigable waterways:

International Association of Marine Investigators (IAMI)

Contact: Deputy Chris Castelli

IAMI’s mission is to develop and provide high levels of training to law enforcement, insurance investigators, and other marine professionals. Working and training together with both public and private sectors, to combat marine theft, arson, fraud, and other criminal activity in the marine environment.

2018 International Boating and Water Safety Summit (IBWSS)

Contact: Mike Fields

The International Boating and Water Safety Summit (IBWSS) is the premier event for training, awareness, meeting and networking for anyone involved in boating and water safety.

Save the date and pick up information for the next IBWSS in Lexington, Kentucky, March 4 – 7, 2018.

Life Cell Marine Safety

Contact: Scott Smiles

Life Cell Marine Safety has developed Life Cell, a buoyancy device that stores all essential marine safety equipment. Our mission is to redefine how safety equipment is stored on boats.

Metal Shark Aluminum Boats

Contact: Dean Jones
6814 E. Admiral Doyle Drive
Jeanerette, LA 70544
Tel: (337) 364-0777

Metal Shark is a leading supplier of custom boats for military, law enforcement, Fire/Rescue and commercial entities.  Metal Shark manufactures custom monohull and catamaran center console and pilothouse patrol boats, fireboats, and other specialty vessels up to 250’. Visit the company’s website at

Mustang Survival

Contact: Steve Chambers
Tel: (360) 961-8807

Mustang Survival is the leading supplier of quality flotation and personal protective equipment to the most demanding maritime and aviation customers including Coast Guard, Law Enforcement, Water Rescue Teams, Fighter Pilots, Commercial and Recreational boaters.

National Association of State Boating Law Administrators

Contact: Tom Hayward
1648 McGrathiana Parkway, Suite 360
Lexington, KY 40511
Tel: (859) 225-9487

The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators is a national nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that works to develop public policy for recreational boating safety. NASBLA represents the recreational boating authorities of all 50 states and the U.S. territories. Learn more at





National Safe Boating Council

Contact: Sheila Chappell
9500 Technology Drive, Suite 104
Manassas, VA 20110
Tel: (703) 361-4294

The National Safe Boating Council is the foremost coalition for the advancement and promotion of safer boating through education, outreach and training. Please stop by our booth or visit

National Water Safety Congress

Contact: Mike Fields
PO Box 4132
Frankfort, KY 40604
Tel: (502) 352-8771

The mission of the National Water Safety Congress is to promote water safety education and professional development to prevent drownings and water-related incidents. Learn more at

National Weather Service Marine Coastal and Tsunami Branch

Contact: Wayne Weeks
1325 East West Highway, Room 13112
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: (301) 427-9391

NOAA National Weather Service –  Federal agency responsible for weather observations, forecasts, watches, and warnings for all of U.S. land and water. Wind, waves, hurricanes, rip currents, flooding, tsunamis, space weather.

National On-Water Standards (NOWS)

Contact: Joanne Dorval
1500 K Street NW, Suite 350
Washington, D.C. 20005
Tel: (202) 638-2788

The mission of the National On-Water Standards (NOWS) Program is to advance the overall level of quality, availability and consistency of On-Water, skills-based instruction in recreational boat operation through the development, integration and application of On-Water Standards within the US Coast Guard’s National System of Standards for Recreational Boat Operation. Learn more at

PPG Marine / Parroco Creative Solutions

Contact: Wil Busby
2612 Taylor Road
Chesapeake, VA 23321
Tel: (757) 213-2065

PPG Marine / Parroco Creative Solutions provides comprehensive training, testing and inspection services to manufacturers and companies nationwide. We offer online video based training / LMS and marine compliance services.


Contact: Erik Larsen
1610 West 1600 South
Springville, UT 84663
Tel: (800) 762-6876 x2002

Robotronics Inc. is an educational Robot and Costume manufacturing company. Since 1983, we have designed and built many different Robots & Costumes that have been and are still being utilized to help educate both children and adults in the many facets of water safety. Visit us at to learn more.

Rolyan Buoys

Contact: Crystal Duncan
W68 N158 Evergreen Boulevard
Cedarburg, WI 53012
Tel: (330) 630-8594

Since 1969, Rolyan Buoys has supported safer boating by designing and manufacturing buoys and floats that meet State and Federal boating regulations. Stop by our booth or visit


Contact: Jan Wagner and Claus Gruner
Flachter Str. 32

SEABOB RESCUE – powerful drive, low overall weight, versatile on and under water. Optimized for simple handling – can be deployed from any insertion point.

Saves time and energy to save lives.

Sea Scouts, Boy Scouts of America

Contact: Keith Christopher
1325 West Walnut Hill Lane
Irving, TX 75038
Tel: (972) 580-7810

Sea Scouts, Boy Scouts of America: The Sea Scouts provides nautical programs for youth ages 14 to 21. Boating and water safety programs include in, on, around, and under the water activities. Learn more at

USCG America’s Waterway Watch

Contact: Mary Larsen
4621 S. Hope Spring Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Tel: (404) 731 7658

America’s Waterway Watch enlists the assistance of those who recreate, live or work on our waterways asking them to be alert to anything suspicious. A hotline number permits anonymous reports. Learn more at

United States Power Squadrons

Contact: Tammy Brown
1504 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
Tel: (888) 367 8777 x228

The United States Power Squadrons® is the world’s largest recreational boating organization with more than 30,000 members. For more than 100 years, we have worked to make the water a safer place through boating education, volunteerism and fellowship. With the United States Power Squadrons®, you can improve your boating skills and knowledge online, in the classroom with certified instructors, or outdoors with hands-on training. By joining America’s premier boating organization, you can have fun with other boaters on the water and on land!

Water Sports Industry Association

Contact: Larry Meddock
4860 Waterwitch Point Drive
Orlando, FL 32806
Tel: (407) 620-7992

The Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA) is the leading advocacy and educational body for the towed water sports community, providing central leadership and organization to allow for the continued growth of wakeboarding, waterskiing, wakesurfing, wakeskating, tubing and all towed water sports.

Weems and Plath

Contact: Ken Browne
214 Eastern Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403
Tel: (802) 046-2578

Weems & Plath has manufactured time-tested nautical instruments for safe and enjoyable boating since 1928. Visit us at our booth, and see our full product line at

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