Chris Edmonston

President, BoatU.S. Foundation, VP BoatU.S. Government Affairs  

OFFICE: 703.461.2878 ext 8356

cedmonstron@boatus.com

Chris Edmonston is a lifelong boater who brings more than 30 years of experience in the marine industry, with 20+ years specializing in boating safety issues and concerns. Besides his role of president of the BoatU.S. Foundation, he also serves as vice president of government affairs for BoatU.S. 

He is the past chair of the National Safe Boating Council and currently serves on the US Coast Guard National Boating Safety Advisory Council. He is a member of the Coast Guard’s ‘Tiger Teams’ for life jacket use and visual distress signals. 

Mr. Edmonston is the past chair of NASBLA’s National Education Standards Panel which sets the standards for all recreational boating education. He is a Master Instructor Trainer for on-water boat handling. 

He is also chair and on the board of the Sportfish and Boating Partnership Council and board secretary of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable.

Related Content

Water Sports Foundation Campaign Wins National Boating Industry Safety Award

Southold, NY, December 8, 2021 – The Sea Tow Foundation and its Boating Safety Advisory Council announced six winners today of their National Boating Industry Safety Awards which recognizes the best boating safety work in the for-profit section of the recreational boating industry. Sponsored for the second year by KICKER Marine Audio, the six top […]

Read More

Boating Safety Print Ads

Various print ad campaigns have been employed to spread the word about safer boating practices.

Read More

Coast Guard Announces Appointments to National Boating Safety Advisory Committee

The U.S. Coast Guard today announced the appointment of twenty individuals to serve as members of the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC).

Read More