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 debuts new online training program

The American Boat and Yacht Council launched a new online marine training platform that hosts multi-module courses, interactive learning tools and on-demand webinars.

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.

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