For the first time, the National Marine Electronics Association and the American Boat and Yacht Council are teaming up at the 2015 NMEA Conference & Expo to provide member benefits for both organizations.
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 announced a new pricing structure that will create savings for technicians working toward multiple certifications in the same calendar year.
The Brunswick Boat Group hosted the American Boat and Yachting Council Standards Certification and Marine Systems Fast Trac, resulting in 36 new ABYC technician certifications.
The American Boat and Yacht Council released new consolidated boat warning labels with updated and standardized graphics in an effort to increase boater safety with easily understood information.
Marine industry companies commonly complain that there aren’t enough qualified candidates for the jobs they are trying to fill. Technology’s rapid and constant evolution is exacerbating the problem, and the dark days of what we now call the Great Recession have done more to drain the talent pool than fill it.
After 12 years of stewardship of the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology, the American Boat and Yacht Council is looking to private investors to fund the 84-year-old institution as it shifts to an online school.
The American Boat and Yacht Council promoted Ed Sherman to vice president and educational director.
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, a Washington state-based manufacturer of marine electrical systems, hosted the American Boat and Yacht Council’s Marine Electrical Certification course in late December.
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.