ABYC Free Webinar Series Returns


The American Boat & Yacht Council is rebooting the free informational webinars launched last year, starting June 17 with “Fuel System Troubleshooting: Basics of identifying fuel-related engine problems.”

The webinar series, covering marine-industry technical and business topics, will be offered the third Thursday of each month.

“We initially started the free webinar series to support marine businesses with their training needs during the Covid pandemic and quickly saw high viewership numbers and a demand for continuing education opportunities,” David Broadbent, ABYC’s education director, said in a statement. “We have received positive feedback from our members and from across the industry so we will continue offering our free webinars every month.”

The webinars have capacity of 500 attendees for the live presentation and many filled up within 24 hours last year, with ABYC members receiving early access to seats. The day after each webinar, a recording is posted in perpetuity on ABYC’s YouTube channel; since early March, the recorded events have had more than 30,000 views from 15 countries.


Recorded topics available now include those on lithium-ion batteries, surveying electrical systems, electric propulsion, fiberglass repair, marine corrosion, rigging inspections, selection and installation of boat batteries, propeller selection and more.

As ABYC returns to traditional on-site certification training, it also will continue to add content to its online platform with free and paid classes.

“People remain interested in participating in education events that are both accessible and affordable and we now have a variety of options available for busy marine professionals that want to continue to grow their skills,” said Broadbent.

Register here for ABYC’s June 17 webinar.

Marine-industry sponsorship opportunities are available; contact ABYC at marketing@abycinc.org. 


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