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 lists upcoming certification classes

The American Boat and Yacht Council is hosting upcoming certification classes in Albany, N.Y., and Mystic, Conn. On March 16, a four-day gasoline engine and support system certification course takes place in Mystic. On March 30, a three-day standards certification course takes place in Albany. Click here for information and to register for these and…more

ABYC offers certification-course discounts

The American Boat and Yacht Council is offering yacht association/society members, owners, captains and crew of large yachts a $200 discount on all ABYC basic and advanced technical certification courses through June 30. Also, ABYC is offering owners and captains of large yachts a special introductory annual membership in ABYC for $199. “We are finding…more

ABYC forms partnership in Africa

The American Boat and Yacht Council and the Cape Town Boatbuilding and Technology Initiative in South Africa, have partnered under a five-year agreement to have CTBi represent ABYC’s education, training and technical work force certifications interests on the African continent. CTBi will incorporate ABYC’s post-secondary school curriculum into its marine technical educational post-secondary program primarily…more

ABYC starts fund-raising appeal

The American Boat and Yacht Council Foundation announced its year-end giving appeal in support of educational projects and programs not typically funded by ABYC’s annual budget. This year, the foundation’s goal is to raise $100,000 in six weeks. “Although this has been an extremely challenging financial year for all of us, the foundation truly needs…more

ABYC publishes guide to EPA regulations

The American Boat and Yacht Council announced today that the first edition of its newest publication “EPA Regulations for Recreational Boats” is now on sale. The publication provides a convenient source for the laws and regulations that govern the design and construction of boats in consideration of fuel and exhaust emissions. The excerpts of government…more

Marine insurance workshop set for Annapolis

A marine insurance seminar will be held Thursday, Dec. 3 at the Calvert House in Annapolis, Md. Sponsored by the American Boat and Yacht Council and the Mid-Atlantic Mariners Club, the seminar offer attendees the ability to earn up to eight continuing education units. Four hours will be dedicated to towing and salvage and four hours…more

ABYC offers lower rate on courses

The American Boat and Yacht Council is offering two-for-one pricing on certification courses through December in select areas of the country. When an organization or individual signs up for an ABYC course, a second student can attend the course at no additional charge. An additional fee of $225 will be assessed for the second student…more

Carolina technician receives ABYC certification

John Henderson of Paul Mann Custom Boats in Manns Harbor, N.C., was recently designated a master technician by the American Boat and Yacht Council. Henderson attended months of training and certification processes involving electrical systems, refrigeration/air conditioning and marine corrosion. He has been working as a systems installation supervisor with Mann for more than three…more

Prop group’s convention set for November

The National Marine Propeller Association will hold its annual national convention Nov. 6-8 in Las Vegas at the Orleans Hotel & Casino. Keynote speakers will include Skip Burdon, president of the American Boat and Yacht Council, and Don MacPherson, technical director of HydroComp. The 17th annual convention will include a series of seminars focusing on…more

Technician receives ABYC certification

Jon Morris recently completed his American Boat & Yacht Council certification training to become Deltaville Boatyard’s sixth ABYC Master Certified Technician. The ABYC Master Technician designation is for ABYC-certified technicians who have successfully passed at least three of ABYC’s certification exams. “We believe that enrolling our marine technicians in ABYC’s training programs will help increase…more

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