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 certification course offered in Maryland

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

ABYC launches webinar series on safety issues

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

ABYC amends electrical standard

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

ABYC takes technical training to Taiwan

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

ABYC elects new officers, board members

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

ABYC hosting certification webinars

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

ABYC holding certification course next month

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.

ABYC unveils new initiative, revises standards

MIAMI BEACH — The American Boat & Yacht Council this morning announced new educational initiatives, as well as revisions to a quarter of its standards. The announcements were made at the Miami Beach Convention Center during the 18th annual International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference. Mike New, ABYC director of education, announced the formation of the…more

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ABYC member first to earn 8 certificates

Dwight Escalera, of Wakefield, R.I., is recognized for having earned all eight American Boat & Yacht Council marine technician certifications. Escalera is the quality manager at Pearson Composites in Warren, R.I., and moonlights as a marine surveyor, boatbuilding instructor and industry compliance consultant through Executive Marine Services. He also is a member of the ABYC…more

ABYC conducts classes in South Africa

The American Boat & Yacht Council recently conducted two certification classes in Cape Town, South Africa. Fifteen South African students attended the ABYC electrical certification class and 11 were in the ABYC diesel engine certification class. These classes were part of a push to support the marine industry in South Africa. The Cape Town Boatbuilding…more

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