Charles Chapman Award

The Charles Chapman Award honors individuals or groups within the marine industry who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of boating for the benefit of the recreational boating industry and boating public.


Contact: Rachel Harmon


View past recipients of this prestigious award.

1995: Robert Cox, Chairman of the Board, Lauderdale Marina, Inc.

Robert Cox

The 1995 Charles Chapman award was presented to Robert O. Cox, who made a lifelong career of promoting and protecting the marine industry as an ocean racer, marina owner and nautical professional engineer who went into politics.

Cox embarked on a lifelong career of promoting and protecting the industry and other civic activities on a local, state and national level. Cox founded and was an early president of Marine Industries Association of Broward County; he is also former chairman of the Marine Advisory Board of Ft. Lauderdale, a former member of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council of the U.S. Coast Guard and past chairman of the Shipyard Museum in Clayton, NY.