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 hosts invasive-species summit in Vegas

The American Boat and Yacht Council hosted an Aquatic Invasive Species Summit Jan. 27-28 in Las Vegas to explore the role of boat design and construction as it regards invasive species.

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

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