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ABYC Designates Service Technician Week


The American Boat and Yacht Council designated April 24-30 International Marine Service Technician Week to promote careers in the service sector.

"As it’s spring commissioning time for most of the northern parts of the U.S. and people are excited about getting on the water, it’s a great time to honor marine service technicians,” David Broadbent, ABYC education director, said in a statement. "By designating an entire week to the dedicated professionals in this field, we have the luxury of really drawing attention to this fulfilling career path.”

Annual U.S. boat sales surged 14 percent in 2020 and double that rate in Florida, underscoring the need for more technicians.

"We all owe a big thanks to ABYC-certified technicians and others who excel at their job and work on their continuing education to keep current with the industry’s newest trends and technologies,” Broadbent said.



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