ABYC

The American Boat & Yacht Council was created in 1954 as a non-profit organization to develop safety standards for the design, construction, equipage, repair and maintenance of boats. The council's mission is to improve boating safety and reduce injuries and fatalities.

The ABYC changed its standards on upper-deck weight capacity after overloading caused at least one high-profile accident that prompted legislation that sought to regulate boat capacity.

ABYC updates boat-capacity standards

The American Boat and Yacht Council updated its Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft to reflect changes in industry best practices and advancements in technology.

ABYC and NMEA join on conference training sessions

The National Marine Electronics Association and the American Boat and Yacht Council will offer a new combined training event at the NMEA’s Sept. 19-22 International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo in Florida.

ABYC to create marine technology curriculum

The American Boat and Yacht Council Foundation was awarded a grant from the Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation to create the first industry-accepted marine technology curriculum.

ABYC names new vice president

The American Boat and Yacht Council said today that industry veteran Craig Scholten joined the association as technical vice president.

ABYC board adds NMMA Canada official

Sara Anghel, executive director and vice president of government relations at NMMA Canada, was appointed to the board of the American Boat and Yacht Council.

New proposed standards available for download

The Coast Guard’s National On-Water Standards grant management team and the American Boat and Yacht Council approved and published the first of three proposed skills-based American national standards for on-water instruction, called the EDU-1 On-Water Power Standard.

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