Tag Archives: ABYC

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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ABYC holds Standards Week and annual meeting

SEATTLE, Wash. -- The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) held its 2015 Standards Week in Seattle, Washington, January 12–15. Also during this time, the organization hosted educational opportunities and its Annual Meeting. The event is a critical step in the revision of ABYC Standards. Each is reviewed on a three- or five-year cycle by an ABYC project technical committee. ...

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