The ABYC Foundation announced a vessel donation program that will accept new and used powerboats, sailboats and personal watercraft.
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 American Boat and Yacht Council said it will host marine training seminars this month and in April at four locations in three states.
The American Boat & Yacht Council announced the election of three new members to its board of directors at its 63rd annual meeting and the election of four officers.
Christina Paul, a partner in the Miami office of the global law firm K&L Gates LLP, was recently appointed to the board of the American Boat and Yacht Council.
The national Certified Professional Yacht Broker program said it appointed American Boat and Yacht Council president John Adey to its Certification Advisory Council.
After the economic collapse of 2008, when the boating industry was scrambling, a trend began to take hold. After a period that saw owners sell their large yachts and the construction of new yachts stalled, people began refitting yachts for less money and in less time.
The American Boat and Yacht Council said it joined #GivingTuesday, which is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to start the holiday giving season.
The American Boat and Yacht Council said it has published Coast Guard regulations for towing vessels.
The American Boat and Yacht Council said its 2017 Marine Law Symposium will be held Jan. 10 in Charleston, S.C.
The National Marine Electronics Association and the American Boat and Yacht Council released the schedule of NMEA/ABYC combined training classes for 2017.