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.

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

ABYC set to release standards update

The American Boat and Yacht Council is giving its annual update to the Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft. The standards by which boats are built and repaired will be released Aug. 1. ABYC standards C-1 Primer Bulbs and C-2 Carbon Canisters also were published and are available for purchase on the ABYC…more

ABYC and ABBRA schedule webinar on inventory management

The American Boat & Yacht Council and the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association will co-host a webinar titled “Optimizing Inventory” on July 25 from 1-2 p.m. EST. The webinar will be led by Stephen Bullard, senior sales Director at PierVantage. Bullard has more than 20 years in marine service management, has logged more than…more

ABYC adds NMMA president to its board

The American Boat & Yacht Council named National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich and Ulrich Heinemann of the National Marine Certification Institute as its newest board members. Exiting as a board member, but remaining on the ABYC’s technical board is Tom Marhevko, vice president of engineering standards at the NMMA. Cindy L. Squires, formerly…more

MIAMI: ABYC hands out service award

ABYC president John Adey gave David Marlow, director of product integrity/government affairs at the Brunswick Boat Group, the ABYC Service Award at the Miami International Boat Show. Marlow, who has served as technical director to the American Boat and Yacht Council, which writes safety standards for the marine industry, has gone “above and beyond” the…more

ABYC’s annual standards forum begins Monday

A 34-foot Silverton carrying 27 people capsized on Long Island Sound in a high-profile accident on the Fourth of July last year, killing three children and prompting legislators to propose load-capacity limits on powerboats. Improper anchoring and operator inexperience were determined to be the causes of an accident that killed two National Football League players…more

ABYC electrical seminar set for January

The American Boat and Yacht Council will hold a four-day program called Introduction to Basic Marine Electric and Corrosion Protection from Jan. 8-11 at the Connecticut Marine Trades Association facility in Essex, Conn. Instructor Dwight Escalera will present the newcomer to marine electrics with the basic information to get started in this area of marine…more

ABYC president says to ‘fend off government regulations’

The reason the American Boat and Yacht Council exists is to hold off government regulations by keeping boaters safe. That’s according to ABYC president John Adey, who told Soundings Trade Only that builders who participate by becoming members have more influence on how regulations get written. “Our customers and clients want less government and less…more

Webinar set for marina and boatyard operators

The American Boat and Yacht Council and the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association are hosting a webinar Thursday to address payment protection for boatyard and marina operators. Having the correct policies and contracts in place before work commences can be crucial to avoiding the frustrating of not being paid for services rendered, the ABYC…more

ABYC electrical seminar set for Rhode Island

The American Boat and Yacht Council and the New England section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers are holding a seminar Nov. 15 in Warwick, R.I., to discuss AC ground faults, troubleshooting dock wiring and how to mitigate risks. ABYC educational programming director Ed Sherman will demonstrate the tools used to determine…more

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