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 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

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

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