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.

Blue Sea Systems employees pass ABYC course

Blue Sea Systems, a Washington state-based manufacturer of marine electrical systems, hosted the American Boat and Yacht Council’s Marine Electrical Certification course in late December.

ABYC hands out annual awards

The American Boat and Yacht Council held its 2015 Standards Week Jan. 12-15 in Seattle and hosted educational opportunities and its annual meeting, where the group presented its annual awards.

ABYC adds new membership category

The American Boat & Yacht Council is offering a new membership category designed for insurance companies and law firms operating in the marine industry.

ABYC joins on safe-electricity campaign

The American Boat & Yacht Council’s foundation is partnering with the Energy Education Council’s safe electricity “Teach Learn Care TLC” campaign to help prevent electric-shock drowning.

21 MarineMax employees gain ABYC certification

The American Boat and Yacht Council certified 21 MarineMax employees from store locations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio and Texas. Each employee tested in Marine Systems, which includes key information from 21 ABYC standards as they apply to boat component selection and installation. “MarineMax will strive to certify as many employees as possible to…more

ABYC names membership manager

The American Boat and Yacht Council added Kevin Scullen to its Annapolis, Md., team as membership manager. “Kevin comes to ABYC as a seasoned membership professional with a wealth of local knowledge and boating experience,” ABYC president John Adey said in a statement. “We are really looking forward to his insight and new ideas.” Before…more

ABYC and Coast Guard join on propeller guard test

A new propeller guard test developed by the Coast Guard and the American Boat and Yacht Council seeks to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of various guards. “There really wasn’t anything out there that portrayed the performance or maneuverability of a boat, with and without a guard,” ABYC president John Adey told Trade Only Today.…more

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