The American Boat and Yacht Council said today that industry veteran Craig Scholten joined the association as technical vice president.
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.
In response to member surveys, the American Boat and Yacht Council announced enhancements to its certification programs.
The American Boat & Yacht Council announced a new regional seminar series that will be held in locations around the country.
Sara Anghel, executive director and vice president of government relations at NMMA Canada, was appointed to the board of the American Boat and Yacht Council.
The Coast Guard’s National On-Water Standards grant management team and the American Boat and Yacht Council approved and published the first of three proposed skills-based American national standards for on-water instruction, called the EDU-1 On-Water Power Standard.
The American Boat and Yacht Council Foundation is partnering with BRP Evinrude in a special December donation campaign to fund two outboard engines for marine technology classrooms.
The American Boat and Yacht Council is holding its seventh annual Standards Week Jan. 11-15 in Jacksonville, Fla.
The American Boat and Yacht Council added two new full-time employees — technical standards specialist David Broadbent and lead instructor and chapter development manager Kevin Ritz.
Hands-on training sessions hosted by the American Boat and Yacht Council at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference sold out quickly despite having increased for this year and expanded yet again.
The American Boat and Yacht Council released its annual update to the Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft, Supplement 55.