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.
The award recognizes “an outstanding instructor who is shaping future marine service technicians.”
More schools are receiving outboards through the program, so students “will be better prepared to enter the workforce.”
About 18,000 tech positions will need to be filled by 2020