Tag Archives: ABYC

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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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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