New services available on ABYC’s Web site

EDGEWATER, Md. – The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has added several new features to its recently re-designed Web site, ABYC said in a statement today.

The features are an effort to improve the site’s utility and value for ABYC members, marine professionals and the boating public, according to ABYC.

The following new features are accessible to both members and non-members, the release said.

ABYC Membership Directory: Visitors can now enter searchable criteria to view a listing of all ABYC members opting to be listed in the business directory. ABYC members are also able to log-in to a separate “Members Only” directory to receive more detailed information on other business members.

ABYC Certified Marine Technician Directory: Using the new directory, visitors can also search for ABYC certified technicians in their area that have opted to be listed. ABYC has five, standards-based certification programs (Electrical, Refrigeration/AC, Gasoline & Diesel Engines, Marine Corrosion and Composite Boat Building) that are all recognized as an important factor in improving the quality of installation and repair work on small craft in accordance with ABYC standards. Those listed in this directory have demonstrated proficiency in their designated area by taking the ABYC certification course(s) and passing the corresponding certification exam.

ABYC Standards Accreditation Directory: In addition to becoming ABYC certified in one or more of the above designated areas, a marine professional can take the three-day ABYC Standards Accreditation course, which is a comprehensive exploration and familiarization of ABYC’s standards. Those who have taken this course, passed the exam and have opted to be included in this directory can be located by clicking the “Education Programs” tab on the ABYC home page.

ABYC Apparel & Accessories at the “Ship’s Store:” ABYC apparel and accessories are also now for sale online. All transactions are secure.

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