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Yanmar, ABYC partner in training opportunities

YANMAR and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) are teaming up to conduct marine technician certification courses at YANMAR Academy which is located at the new YANMAR Evo Center in Acworth, Georgia. “ABYC is a long-standing organization with high standards for safety and training in the boating industry,” said Tim Miller YANMAR America senior manager of learning & development. ...

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IBEX 2018 offers expanded education, seminars, workshops

This year, visitors of the 28th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), held Oct. 2-4 at the Tampa Convention Center, will have access to an expanded education program. IBEX 2018 will offer participants up to 100 unique opportunities to learn about new processes, access technical information, demo products, and more, during the IBEX Education Conference, which includes the technical IBEX ...

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MRAA, NMMA, RIMTA publish guide to growing the workforce

Today, as the result of a yearlong collaborative effort, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association announced the release of “10+1 Strategy: A Marine Industry Guide to Growing the Workforce.” Endorsed by 25 national, regional and state trade associations, the “10+1 Strategy: Marine Industry Guide to Growing the ...

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Apprenticeship: One approach to tech shortage

Institutions, industry address critical workforce issue The workforce shortage in the marine industry remains in a state of crisis, but companies are taking active steps toward finding and retaining the technicians and skilled laborers of the future. The majority—over 80 percent by some estimation—of marine technicians still gain their core skills through on-the-job training, according to the Marine Career Training ...

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ABYC works toward apprenticeship program in Maryland

On Feb. 1, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) hosted eight marine industry employers, two representatives from Anne Arundel Community College (AACC), and the workforce development team from the Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM) to discuss the creation of a marine industry apprenticeship program in the state of Maryland. ABYC has recently developed a wide scoped, entry level ...

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ABYC Marine Law Symposium rescheduled for April 10

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has rescheduled the Marine Law Symposium “Anatomy of an Accident” for April 10, 2018, in Charleston, South Carolina. ABYC was forced to postpone the event from the original date, Jan. 9, due to the “bomb cyclone” winter storm, which shut down the Charleston airport for days. Registration is now open to the public at www.abycinc.org/marinelaw. ...

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ABYC releases annually updated standards for 2017

On July 31, the American Boat and Yacht Council published its 57th supplement of “Standards and Technical Information Report for Small Craft,” which covers all major boat systems and provides boatbuilding and repair guidelines. ABYC standards are continuously researched, developed and revised by over 400 volunteer technical experts and marine professionals on 16 Project Technical Committees. Each year the standards ...

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Mariner Exchange partners with ABYC

Mariner Exchange, a marketplace that connects boat owners with boat repair professionals, announced that is has partnered with the American Boat & Yacht Council. “We’re very excited to partner with ABYC, which represents the standard for service in the industry. ABYC member companies will have a badge on their company profile which will designate to our users that they represent ...

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Boat donation program to benefit boating safety

The ABYC Foundation has announced a vessel donation program, accepting new and used powerboats, sailboats and personal watercrafts. Donors will have the opportunity to receive a tax deduction while supporting the mission of the ABYC Foundation. ABYC Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to advancing education for marine professionals, and funding additional research and development of ABYC safety standards. “Proceeds ...

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Evinrude and ABYC donate outboard to West/Rhode Riverkeeper

BRP (TSX:DOO) announced that Evinrude has partnered with the American Boat & Yacht Council to donate a newly refurbished 90 horsepower Evinrude E-TEC outboard engine to the West/Rhode Riverkeeper. “We’re thrilled and honored to have been selected for this donation,” said Jeff Holland, riverkeeper. “Our old 50-horsepower outboard died last season. With this new motor, we’re once again able to ...

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