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.

Webinar to review new OSHA standards

The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association is collaborating with the American Boat and Yacht Council to bring ABYC’s new webinar training format to ABBRA members. The first ABBRA/ABYC webinar, titled “Environmental, Health, and Safety Compliance, an Investment in your Company,” is scheduled for 1 p.m. (EST) on Dec. 7. The initial live, interactive online…more

Groups offer upcoming marine technical courses

The American Boat & Yacht Council will host three technical seminar sessions next week at the Marine Equipment Trade Show at the Amsterdam RAI. The seminar schedule is as follows: Marine Applications of Lithium Batteries Today Noon, Wednesday RAI Room E104 Presenter: Ed Sherman, ABYC director of curriculum What’s New in Marine Composite Applications 2…more

ABYC adds electrical course to lineup

The American Boat and Yacht Council added another course to its schedule. Basic Marine Electrical will be held from Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Sure Marine in Seattle. This three-day course is designed for the marine professional who is an electrical novice with minimal or no electrical experience. Topics include basic theory, alternators, battery charger and…more

ABYC course, study guide offered in Spanish

The American Boat and Yacht Council announced that its laminator course and accompanying study guide are now available in Spanish. The ABYC is offering the course using a translator for the first time on site in Spanish to all boatbuilders, composite manufacturers, government agencies and associations in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico.…more

ABYC offers certification program on DVD

The American Boat and Yacht Council has released the newest self-study, DVD-based Electrical Certification program for the marine industry’s work force, in partnership with the Ken Cook Co., an ISO-certified provider of technical publications. The new distance-learning course is intended to substantially lower the overall cost for marine technicians to become ABYC-certified. “This self-study course…more

Groups announce upcoming webinars

Boating Writers International’s next webinar, designed to bring writers and vendors together to improve press coverage of new marine products and boats, is set for 2 p.m. (EDT) Wednesday. The idea for the presentation emerged from a meeting of BWI directors where they discussed concerns about the high volume of news conferences and product introductions…more

ABYC unveils new webinar schedule

The American Boat and Yacht Council released its webinar schedule for May through August. The first event is with Kevin Ritz on the Fundamentals of Marine Electricity at 1 p.m. May 12. Ritz will touch upon highlights from the “West Coast” Basic Electric class that he has been teaching for years. The cost is $49…more

ABYC publishes guide in Spanish

The American Boat & Yacht Council announced its first publication in a series of technical resources that was translated into Spanish. The Brunswick Boat Group partnered with ABYC to produce and publish the USCG Compliance Guidelines. The guidelines cover federal requirements for ignition protection, grounding, batteries, conductors in circuits of less than 50 volts and…more

ABYC offers free webinars in April

The American Boat & Yacht Council will provide no-cost access to its April webinar series on a global basis. This offer is extended to the first 1,000 registrants for each webinar. “This is our way of encouraging all levels of our industry to participate and learn firsthand of the quality of our webinar series, as…more

ABYC adds R.I. school to standards group

The American Boat and Yacht Council added the New England Institute of Technology in Warwick, R.I., to its Marine League of Schools. The addition brings to six the number of post-secondary institutions that belong to the league for the delivery of standards-based technical work force education and training. The league was established in 2009 to…more

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