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
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.
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
The American Boat and Yacht Council is holding an electrical certification class Oct. 6-9 at the Automotive Training Center in Warminister, Pa. This four-day course is designed for the experienced technician with at least three years experience working with marine electricity. The student needs to be very familiar with ABYC electrical standards. Course topics include…more
Port Supply is sponsoring a four-day American Boat and Yacht Council marine systems certification course this summer to provide more regional training opportunities to customers in the mid-Atlantic. The training will be held Aug. 25-28 at two marinas (The Sailing Emporium and Haven Harbor Marina) in Rock Hall, Md. Lunch will be provided each day…more
The American Boat and Yacht Council will be offering a summer series of technical education webinars covering safety-related topics for the marine industry. The first webinar, “Hot Docks, Hot Boats & Electric Shock Drowning,” will be held at 2 p.m. June 18. “This is a safety issue that everyone, especially on-water officers, should know about,”…more
The American Boat & Yacht Council will publish a technical amendment to the July 2008 version of its Electrical Standard, E-11, AC and DC Electrical Systems on Boats. The amendment only applies to section E-11.11.1 and its subsections, and specifically addresses a new device, the Equipment Leakage Circuit Interrupter (ELCI). It will appear in the…more
At the request of the Taiwan Yacht Industry Association and the United Ship Design & Development Center, the American Boat & Yacht Council will be holding two ABYC certification courses in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. ABYC will conduct the four-day electrical certification course May 12-15 and the four-day marine systems certification course May 18-21 as part of…more
The American Boat and Yacht Council elected new officers and incoming board directors. Election results were approved at ABYC’s annual meeting at Broward College in Miramar, Fla. Gerry Douglas, vice president and a principal of Catalina Yachts, was named chairman of the board and George Bellwoar, vice president of sales and marketing for Perko, was…more
The American Boat and Yacht Council is offering a free series of webinars to share knowledge of the ABYC certification courses and technical topics. Three separate webinars will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday. “During these difficult economic times, now is the time to build credibility even further as a marine professional and…more
The American Boat & Yacht Council will hold its Standards Certification course May 5-7 in Mystic, Conn. The course will provide students with a comprehensive and focused look at the key ABYC standards, and conclude with a 100-question exam. Click here for information, or call ABYC at (410) 990-4460.