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.
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.
The American Boat & Yacht Council’s Marine Electrical Certification study guide and exam are now available in Spanish.
The American Boat & Yacht Council has promoted David Broadbent to assistant director of education. He will manage ABYC’s educational courses and work on developing new education programs to serve the marine industry.
The American Boat and Yacht Council’s 2018 marine law symposium has been rescheduled to April 10 at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C., and the regular registration fee has been extended for a week. The prices will go up after March 30.
The American Boat and Yacht Council has been stepping up its efforts to reach potential marine technicians and says interest has exceeded the group’s expectations.
The American Boat and Yacht Council has released new tools to help manufacturers keep compliance records that can help them in the event of a lawsuit and help them export their products.