ABYC Standards Week, scheduled for Jan. 13-17 in Tampa, Fla., will celebrate the American Boat and Yacht Council’s 60th anniversary.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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