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 & 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 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.
The American Boat and Yacht Council is hosting an Aquatic Invasive Species summit to engage stakeholders in a dialogue about prevention, inspection and the decontamination of boats.
The American Boat and Yacht Council is holding its sixth annual Standards Week Jan. 12-15 in Seattle.
The American Boat & Yacht Council is offering a new membership category designed for insurance companies and law firms operating in the marine industry.
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.
ABYC Standards Week, scheduled for Jan. 13-17 in Tampa, Fla., will celebrate the American Boat and Yacht Council’s 60th anniversary.