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ABYC announces Educator Training Conference

The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) announced their inaugural “Marine Service Technology: Educator Training Conference” to be held July 23-25, 2019 in Annapolis, Maryland. The three day conference will feature specific topics to enhance the knowledge, delivery and support of marine instructors and school administrators around the country. “Whether you have been teaching marine tech for years, or are thinking ...

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ABYC Foundation names new executive director

The ABYC Foundation announced Margaret Podlich has been hired to serve as executive director. The ABYC Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), focused on providing resources that create educational and lifelong career opportunities to current and aspiring marine service technicians. “I can’t imagine a more perfect person to be the foundation’s first executive ...

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Evinrude makes major donation to ABYC to combat technician shortage

Evinrude, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and the National Marine Distributors Association (NMDA) announced today that Evinrude will donate two million dollars’ worth of Evinrude ETEC G2 3.4L V6 outboard engines to the ABYC Foundation supporting next generation marine technician training. The donation, which is the largest of its kind in history, will support students in high schools ...

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ABYC announces new board members and officers, presents awards

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) hosted its annual meeting in Seattle, Wash. and announced the election of new members to the board of directors. Joining the board of directors is Derek Rhymes from All Boats Marine Surveys and Lia Jaros from the Marine Trades Association of Maryland. Joining the executive board in the position of secretary is Christina ...

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ABYC launching online marine technician learning opportunities

The American Boat & Yacht Council is launching new online education opportunities for marine technicians, broadening the educational offerings already available. Starting in December 2018, ABYC will release one new comprehensive course to the public each quarter. Additionally, each month free micro-courses will be made available to ABYC members. This will provide many opportunities to accumulate Continuing Education Units (CEUs) ...

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ABYC announces Standards Week 10th anniversary plans

The American Boat and Yacht Council, the nonprofit organization that develops the safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of recreational boats, has announced its 10th annual Standards Week, Jan. 7-11, 2019, at the Renaissance Hotel in Seattle, Wash. Throughout the week various Project Technical Committee (PTC) meetings will take place, where the standards under review this year ...

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ABYC receives SOBA’s 2018 Special Recognition Award

The American Boat and Yacht Council's Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Project Technical Committee was presented with the 2018 Special Recognition Award by the States Organization for Boating Access (SOBA) at the 32nd Annual Boating Access Conference in Duluth, Minn. Each year, SOBA recognizes individuals, organizations or groups who significantly contribute to the development, protection and safety of recreational boating.  “ABYC was presented with ...

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More schools support marine industry workforce development

Four new schools have enrolled in the American Boat & Yacht Council’s "Fundamentals of Marine Service Technology” curriculum program during the month of September. The program was built to help secondary and post-secondary schools easily implement standards based marine service curriculum, with an inland or coastal focus. Additionally, a nationally recognized competency certificate is available for program completers who successfully ...

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Yanmar, ABYC partner in training opportunities

YANMAR and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) are teaming up to conduct marine technician certification courses at YANMAR Academy which is located at the new YANMAR Evo Center in Acworth, Georgia. “ABYC is a long-standing organization with high standards for safety and training in the boating industry,” said Tim Miller YANMAR America senior manager of learning & development. ...

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ABYC publishes updated boat building, repair standards

The American Boat and Yacht Council has published its 58th supplement of “Standards and Technical Information Report for Small Craft” which covers all major boat systems and provides boat building and repair guidelines. ABYC standards are continuously researched, developed and revised by over 400 volunteer technical experts and marine professionals. “Each year the standards are updated to reflect changes in ...

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