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ABYC schedules regional seminars in April

The American Boat & Yacht Council announced a new regional seminar series that will be held in locations around the country.

The American Boat & Yacht Council announced a new regional seminar series that will be held in locations around the country.

Those who attend can earn continuing education units while networking with industry experts. During April three sessions are scheduled in the Pacific Northwest and one will be held in Port Jefferson, N.Y.

“One of the most rewarding parts of our job is spending time with our members all across the country,” ABYC president John Adey said in a statement. “Presentations like these give us that opportunity while bringing ABYC’s safety message through demonstrations and give-and-take discussions.”

The events in the Pacific Northwest are sponsored by Blue Sea Systems. Participants will learn best practices on circuit protection and battery management and see the latest electrical products.

A $50 registration fee gives participants a $50 product voucher from the event host, dinner and drinks, giveaways from Blue Sea Systems, Ancor and Marinco, and the education value for two CEUs.

“It is rare when organizations in different segments of the marine industry can get together and offer an event that will make boating safer through education,” said David Johnson, vice president of the Power Products, LLC Marine and Mobile Division. “ABYC provides a strong and active organization to establish, train and update the guidelines for proper wiring of pleasure craft. Blue Sea Systems, now a part of six brands including Ancor, BEP, Marinco, Mastervolt and Pro Mariner, are committed to designing electrical products that help the industry comply to ABYC Standards.”

The Pacific Northwest dates are:

  • April 12, 4-8 p.m., hosted by Fisheries Supply, Seattle
  • April 13, 4-8 p.m., hosted by Port Supply, Anacortes, Wash.
  • April 14, 4-8 p.m., hosted by Western Marine Co., Vancouver, B.C.

ABYC will be hosting an extended version of the seminar series in Port Jefferson, N.Y., on April 20 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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