BoatU.S. president Jim Ellis was inducted into the National Safe Boating Council’s Boating Safety Hall of Fame this spring.
The award, now in its ninth year, is given to those who have shown a continuing commitment to the advancement of boating safety. Past inductees include Senator John Breaux and BoatU.S. founder Richard Schwartz.
Ellis’ advocacy of online boating safety courses and the need to bring more comfortable, inflatable life jackets to the market were cited at his induction.