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 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

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

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