Tag Archives: ABYC

Applicants sought for ABYC scholarships

MINNEAPOLIS — The MRAA Educational Foundation has renewed its partnership with the American Boat & Yacht Council to offer two scholarship programs, for which they are currently seeking applications. The Basic Scholarship provides the recipient complimentary access to ABYC’s Introduction to Basic Marine Electrical & Corrosion Mitigation, a four-day course for newcomers to marine electricity that provides students with the ...

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ABYC releases standards and technical information reports for small craft

The American Boat and Yacht Council has released its annual update to the Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft, Supplement 55. The CD and manual of Supplement 55 are now available for purchase. Among the many important standard revisions are changes to A-24, Carbon Monoxide Detections Systems on Boats and seat testing found in H-31, Seat Structures. Additionally, ...

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ABYC hosting educational and networking events at IBEX

The American Boat & Yacht Council will be hosting a variety of educational sessions at the International Boatbuilders’ Exposition & Conference, Sept. 15 – 17 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. ABYC will also host networking opportunities including a virtual career fair. The educational session topics at IBEX include ABYC 2015 Standards Update; Designing a 12-24 Volt DC System ...

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Gevo announces first pump sales of isobutanol-blended gasoline at Express Lube Service Station

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), has announced that Express Lube of Fredericksburg, Texas, is the first U.S. service station to sell gasoline blended with Gevo's renewable isobutanol at the pump. This is anticipated to be the first of many retail locations to offer Gevo's product as the company rolls out its isobutanol to the marina, outdoor equipment and off-road ...

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National Marine Manufacturers Association endorses Gevo’s biobutanol in marine applications

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today endorsed Gevo, Inc.’s (Nasdaq:GEVO) use of its renewable biobutanol (also known as isobutanol) by the marine industry as an effective, less damaging, more suitable biofuel alternative than ethanol for powering various types of marine and recreational boat engines. Engine manufacturers from across the recreational boating industry have identified biobutanol as ...

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Brunswick employees gain ABYC certification

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – In Edgewater, Fla., the Brunswick Boat Group recently hosted the ABYC Standards Certification and Marine Systems Fast Trac, resulting in 36 new ABYC technician certifications. The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is dedicated to the development of technical safety standards, education and professional certification for the marine industry. The Fast Trac program provides students with a faster, less ...

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ABYC unveils consolidated warning labels

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has released new, consolidated boat warning labels. The updated and standardized graphics and messaging increase boater safety by providing easy-to-understand information. Professional-grade printed sheets are now available from ABYC. The average new boat has numerous warning labels affixed to it. The same length and style of boat from a different builder may have ...

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New investors pledge support to Westlawn Institute

After 12 years of dedicated stewardship of the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) was faced with a tough decision to ensure the venerable institution's survival. Thanks to a group of private investors, the 84-year-old school's future looks bright. "In order to be an attractive choice for today's students seeking this type of niche ...

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ABYC names new VP, educational director

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has promoted Ed Sherman to the position of VP and educational director. The announcement was made at the organization's annual meeting in Seattle. In his previous role as director of educational programming, Sherman was responsible for the development and updating of ABYC certification and training programs. As the organization's lead ...

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BRP-Evinrude showcases biobutanol during test rides at Miami International Boat Show

STURTEVANT, Wis. – Through its Evinrude brand, BRP will be showcasing the alternative fuel biobutanol, a second-generation biofuel, during test rides at the Miami International Boat Show. BRP’s Evinrude engineers have been collaborating for four years with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and several engine and boat manufacturers in the testing of advanced alternative fuels for use in recreational ...

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