ABYC

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 announces summer webinars

The American Boat and Yacht Council is offering three webinars this summer: “Changes to Marine Fuel Systems,” “Basic Electrical Fundamentals Every Technician Must Know,” and “ABYC Standards Supplement 50.” “Changes to Marine Fuel Systems” is set for 1 p.m. (Eastern time) June 29. Attendees are invited to join the ABYC technical department for an overview…more

Westlawn Institute launches new scholarships, grants

The Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology today announced the most substantial grant and scholarship program in its 80-year history. According to Westlawn director Dave Gerr, for qualifying students, the Kathy and Jerry Wood Scholarship Fund could reduce tuition rates for qualifying students to levels not seen since the early 1980s. This program has been made…more

ABYC hosting fuel systems seminar

The American Boat and Yacht Council is holding a webinar June 29 on “Changes to Marine Fuel Systems.” The public is invited to join the ABYC technical department for an overview on the current status of marine fuel systems and the new government regulations affecting these systems. The Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air…more

ABYC offers advanced electrical course

The American Boat and Yacht Council is offering a four-day course in marine electrical certification July 13-16 at the College of the Albemarle in Manteo, N.C. The ABYC course is geared toward experienced technicians with at least three to five years experience working with marine electricity who are familiar with ABYC electrical standards. Boatbuilders, marine…more

Marine education events roundup

The Yacht Brokers Association of America is offering four regional Yacht Brokerage University events this year. Each full-day session will feature a variety of technology, marketing and sales presentations as well as discussion forums, networking and topics of local value to attending yacht brokers and industry leaders. Events are scheduled for July 20 at the…more

ABYC unveils membership discount agreement

The American Boat and Yacht Council today announced an agreement with global manufacturer and distributor Weems & Plath to provide a 25 percent discount on all merchandise to ABYC members, as well as to Westlawn Institute and Marine League schools staff and students. According to the agreement, the supplier of nautical products and gifts will…more

ABYC names officers, board members

The American Boat and Yacht Council announced the election of new officers and a new board of directors during its annual meeting in Annapolis, Md. The new members include chairman of the board Gerry Douglas, vice chairman George Bellwoar, technical chairman Dave Marlow and treasurer Jack Hornor. ABYC’s board provides guidance in furthering the council’s…more

ABYC teaching gas-engine certification course

The American Boat & Yacht Council will conduct its first certification class covering the newly revised gas-engine certification course April 20-23 at the Columbia Crossings Marina in Portland, Ore. “ABYC has been working diligently for almost 18 months to extensively revise this course and its accompanying study guide to reflect the latest in technology and…more

ABYC has openings for certification course

The American Boat & Yacht Council announced it has five seats remaining for its standards certification course. The course runs from :30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 6-8 in King’s Point, N.Y. The three-day course provides students with a comprehensive look at key ABYC standards. Class discussions address specific compliance issues relevant to engineers, installers,…more

ABYC debuts online standards directory

The American Boat and Yacht Council Foundation launched a standards-based online purchasing directory called the Marine Industries Global Purchasing Directory. “I am very excited to announce that the ABYC Foundation’s marine industry global purchasing directory is now available to all businesses worldwide that manufacture, build, repair or offer and use marine services,” said Skip Burdon,…more

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