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ABYC announces return of free webinar series

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Due to the success of its free informational webinars offered last year, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is rebooting the series, starting June 17 with “Fuel System Troubleshooting: Basics of identifying fuel-related engine problems.” The webinar series, which covers a range of technical and business topics, will be offered every third Thursday of the month. “We initially started the ...

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ABYC to publish largest Standards manual ever

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The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops the global voluntary safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of recreational boats, is set to publish its largest supplement ever of the Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft. ABYC is offering aspecial pre-order sale until June 18 for the 2021-2022 manual, which will ...

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Workforce Development: Why it matters

By Sarah DevlinContent Director, American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) The 2021 Boating Industry annual dealer survey indicates one of the top challenges for dealers is finding qualified marine technicians. For this three-part series, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) team is reaching out to key players in the industry to address why this is a concern, what programs ...

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ABYC hires new content director

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Sarah Devlin joins the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), supporting ABYC’s marketing team as content director. A newly created position, Devlin will use her education and communication background to deliver valuable content and resources to the marine industry. “We are so excited to have Sarah join the ABYC team and she has already hit the ground running,” said Shannon ...

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ABYC Foundation seeks nominations for Educator of the Year

The ABYC Foundation is seeking nominations for its Educator of the Year Award, honoring an outstanding instructor who is shaping future marine service technicians. Candidates should be currently teaching marine service technology for recreational boats in a high school, post-secondary school or corporate setting. “We had a strong pool of candidates for last year’s Educator of the Year Award and we are excited to ...

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Certified Marine Technicians increase with online learning

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On March 31, 2020, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that provides standards-based technical education for the marine industry, hosted its first interactive online education course in response to the COVID pandemic. Exactly one year later, 1,100 students have passed online courses to earn their professional-level ABYC certification. Additionally, 54 marine technicians have become ABYC Master ...

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ABYC announces virtual Educator Training Conference

The ABYC Foundation announced their second Educator Training Conference to be held July 20-22, 2021, in a virtual format. The “train-the-trainer” event is designed for high school and post-secondary instructors and administrators who either are teaching, or are thinking about teaching marine service in their schools, as well as boating industry leaders who want to connect with these influencers.  “We were ...

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ABYC releases video for National Invasive Species Awareness Week

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This week, Feb. 22-26, is National Invasive Species Awareness Week and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) released an animated video to raise awareness about the threat Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) pose to the boating industry and what manufacturers can do to limit the spread. AIS can damage ecosystems and negatively impact fishing and the future of the boating ...

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ABYC’s Virtual & Extended Standards Week launches

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This week the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), kicks off  its 12th annual Standards Week – Virtual & Extended, with various events taking place Jan. 5-28, 2021. ABYC’s virtual events as part of Standards Week include: ABYC’s annual meeting and happy hour, Jan. 5 Sur/Tech 2021, surveyor and technician training, Jan. 6-7Project Technical Committee (PTC) meetings, Jan. 11-22ABYC Standards Certification course, Jan. ...

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ABYC SUR/TECH Conference supports continuing education needs

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The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is hosting SUR/TECH, a virtual training event, Jan. 6-7, 2021, dedicated to providing continuing education for marine surveyors, technicians and other marine professionals. “With technical training events canceled around the world, ABYC reached out to industry leaders and top educators to support marine industry professionals in their continuing education needs,” said Kevin Scullen, ABYC ...

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