Tag Archives: ABYC

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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ABYC hosting regional marine training seminars

The American Boat & Yacht Council is hosting marine training seminars around the country, open to all levels of experience. Attendees will receive industry training from ABYC technical staff, network with other local professionals and earn four Continuing Education Units. “We started these regional seminars last year and due to the excellent reviews we have now included it as part ...

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K&L Gates Partner Christina Paul appointed to ABYC board of directors

Christina Paul, a partner in the Miami office of the global firm K&L Gates LLP, was recently appointed to the American Boating & Yacht Council board of directors.  She will serve a three-year term. The ABYC is a non-profit, member organization that develops voluntary safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of recreational boats. ABYC is the premier ...

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ABYC’s John Adey joins CPYB Advisory Council

The national Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program, supported and sponsored by all seven broker associations in North America, recently welcomed John Adey, president of the American Boat and Yacht Council as a member of their Certification Advisory Council. Certified Professional Yacht Brokers are recognized as having achieved the highest level of industry accreditation, available only to fully qualified yacht ...

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ABYC seeks support for outboard donation program on #GivingTuesday

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has joined #GivingTuesday, which is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday giving season. The ABYC Foundation is once again partnering with BRP Evinrude to give outboard engines to organizations in need. Upon necessary financial support, the nonprofit organization West & Rhode Riverkeeper, Inc. will receive the outboard ...

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ABYC publishes USCG regulations for towing vessels

In June 2016 the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) published new requirements for the design, construction, onboard equipment and operation of towing vessels and the requirements for obtaining and renewing a Certification of Inspection, which are incorporated into Title 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as the new Subchapter M. To support and outline compliance requirements, the American Boat ...

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ABYC Marine Law Symposium announced

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced the 2017 Marine Law Symposium, Jan. 10, 2017, in Charleston, S.C.. The training event will cover the roles and expectations of an expert witness and provide attendees with tactics, tips and tools of the trade when preparing for trial. Expert witnesses, manufacturers, surveyors, insurance personnel, underwriters, compliance professionals and others in ...

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ABYC releases annually updated standards

Each year the Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft is updated to reflect changes in industry best practices and advancements in technology. The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) officially released the 2016-2017 update with Supplement 56. Among the many important standard revisions is H-5: Boat Capacity. In response to high profile accidents where overloading of upper decks ...

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BRP Sturtevant Training Center to host ABYC Marine Systems Certification Course

BRP (TSX:DOO) announced Tuesday it will host the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Marine Systems Certification Course at its BRP Training Center in Sturtevant, Wis. The course, offered Sept. 13 through 16, will include key information from different ABYC Standards as they apply to boat component selection and installation. Students will receive training in the best industry practices for ...

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