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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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ABYC expands outreach to help solve skilled workforce needs

The ABYC Foundation has been awarded a grant from the Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation to create the first industry accepted marine technology curriculum. The grant, along with donations from Yamaha and MarineMax, will allow the ABYC Foundation able to offer curriculum at a minimal cost to schools in need and feed trained students into two-year post-secondary marine technical schools ...

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ABYC names Craig Scholten as technical vice president

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) announced that industry veteran Craig Scholten has joined the association as technical vice president. With 33 years of experience in the boating industry, Scholten will further support ABYC’s mission of being the essential source of technical information in the international marine industry. Scholten will oversee the ABYC technical department and be responsible for ...

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NMEA conference returns to Florida

The 2016 NMEA International Marine Electronics Conference and Expo begins its three-day run on Sept. 20, 2016, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Fla. The event will focus on education and training, a new products expo, demonstration boats, product awards, networking and social events. "After listening to member feedback and suggestions, we have increased the training offerings and brought back ...

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ABYC announces new certification requirements

In response to member surveys, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced enhancements to its certification programs, which will further increase the reputation of ABYC certified technicians as well as maximize the customer experience. The changes include the introduction of continuing education units (CEUs), documented work experience and the addition of various certification categories to better associate what ...

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ABYC hosts regional seminars

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) announces a new regional seminar series to be hosted in various locations around the country. Attendees can earn continuing education units (CEUs) while networking with industry experts. In April, three sessions are scheduled around the Pacific Northwest and one session will be held in Port Jefferson, N.Y. “One of the ...

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NMEA partners with ABYC to offer training

SEVERNA PARK, Md. – The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) announced a joint training venture with the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC). This four-day training event will focus two of the days on ABYC marine electrical standards and training, and two days on NMEA marine electronics standards and training. The training event is specifically designed as a one-stop shop ...

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ABYC partners with MYMIC to offer members OSHA compliance training

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Surprise Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections around the country have cost marine facilities thousands of dollars in violation penalties. The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has recently partnered with MYMIC Training Technologies, a company that provides safety audits and training, to help ABYC members comply with OSHA requirements and start the season prepared. OSHA ...

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