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.

ABYC announces personnel moves

The American Boat and Yacht Council added two new full-time employees — technical standards specialist David Broadbent and lead instructor and chapter development manager Kevin Ritz.

Expanded ABYC seminars at IBEX draw heavy interest

Hands-on training sessions hosted by the American Boat and Yacht Council at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference sold out quickly despite having increased for this year and expanded yet again.

ABYC issues annual standards update

The American Boat and Yacht Council released its annual update to the Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft, Supplement 55.

ABYC will offer certification course at NMEA

For the first time, the National Marine Electronics Association and the American Boat and Yacht Council are teaming up at the 2015 NMEA Conference & Expo to provide member benefits for both organizations.

ABYC lowers recertification costs

The American Boat and Yacht Council announced a new pricing structure that will create savings for technicians working toward multiple certifications in the same calendar year.

Brunswick employees gain ABYC certification

The Brunswick Boat Group hosted the American Boat and Yachting Council Standards Certification and Marine Systems Fast Trac, resulting in 36 new ABYC technician certifications.

ABYC unveils new boat-warning labels

The American Boat and Yacht Council released new consolidated boat warning labels with updated and standardized graphics in an effort to increase boater safety with easily understood information.


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