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 three-day event is aimed at marine industry educators who will learn how to address STEM teacher skills gaps at tech schools.
The engines will help with training as the industry deals with the technician shortage.
ABYC will launch a training program for instructors this summer.
In a guest column, ABYC president John Adey discusses the best ways for marine businesses to avoid costly mishaps.
Accident investigators will learn how to interpret the data and how it can be used in criminal and civil cases.
Yanmar and the American Boat and Yacht Council are partnering to conduct marine technician training at the engine company’s Yanmar Academy at the new Yanmar Evo Center in Acworth, Ga.
The American Boat and Yacht Council will hold its annual aquatic invasive species summit Sept. 20 in Annapolis, during which the group will discuss its new technical information report on the topic with marine industry stakeholders.
The classes were previously offered only to maritime law enforcement officials and related personnel.
The American Boat and Yacht Council has developed a component certification program that confirms the compliance of tested samples of marine equipment with the performance requirements in the current applicable ABYC standards.