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 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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Woman named ABYC-certified technician

Deltaville Boatyard mechanic Christy Gray has become the fourth woman named an American Boat and Yacht Council certified master technician.There are about 100 certified ABYC master technicians in the United States, according to the Virginia-based boatyard. Gray also is a graduate of The Landing School in Maine, having completed its 10-month marine systems program. “When…more

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