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ABYC releases Spanish resources for marine technicians

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) announces its Marine Electrical Certification study guide and exam are now available in Spanish. The marine industry is facing a growing workforce shortage of skilled technicians and the newly translated resources will ensure the inclusion of Spanish-speaking talent into ABYC’s certified technician program. “South Florida has a very large contingent of experienced Spanish-speaking ...

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AYBC announces component certification program

The American Boat & Yacht Council has announced a new component certification program that confirms the compliance of tested samples of marine components with the performance requirements in the current applicable ABYC standards. ABYC has partnered with the International Marine Certification Institute, an independent accredited certification body, to administer the component certification program globally. Components with valid certificates will gain ...

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Apprenticeship: One approach to tech shortage

Institutions, industry address critical workforce issue The workforce shortage in the marine industry remains in a state of crisis, but companies are taking active steps toward finding and retaining the technicians and skilled laborers of the future. The majority—over 80 percent by some estimation—of marine technicians still gain their core skills through on-the-job training, according to the Marine Career Training ...

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ABYC works toward apprenticeship program in Maryland

On Feb. 1, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) hosted eight marine industry employers, two representatives from Anne Arundel Community College (AACC), and the workforce development team from the Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM) to discuss the creation of a marine industry apprenticeship program in the state of Maryland. ABYC has recently developed a wide scoped, entry level ...

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NMEA, ABYC announce 2018 combined training schedule

The National Marine Electronics Association and the American Boat and Yacht Council have announced the 2018 Combined Electronics & Electrical Installer Training Schedule. This is the third year the associations have teamed up to offer these valuable courses to the marine industry. Students who successfully complete the four-day course earn three certifications: ABYC Electrical, Basic NMEA Marine Electronics Installer (MEI), ...

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ABYC Marine Law Symposium rescheduled for April 10

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has rescheduled the Marine Law Symposium “Anatomy of an Accident” for April 10, 2018, in Charleston, South Carolina. ABYC was forced to postpone the event from the original date, Jan. 9, due to the “bomb cyclone” winter storm, which shut down the Charleston airport for days. Registration is now open to the public at www.abycinc.org/marinelaw. ...

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ABYC announces 2018 marine law symposium details

Legal and insurance experts, marine law enforcement and manufacturer representatives will share their expertise to help attendees navigate the legal aspects of boating accidents at the American Boat & Yacht Council's second annual Marine Law Symposium, “Anatomy of an Accident,” Jan. 9, 2018, in Charleston, S.C. The agenda includes a review of five actual accidents and lawsuits that have implications for ...

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ABYC releases annually updated standards for 2017

On July 31, the American Boat and Yacht Council published its 57th supplement of “Standards and Technical Information Report for Small Craft,” which covers all major boat systems and provides boatbuilding and repair guidelines. ABYC standards are continuously researched, developed and revised by over 400 volunteer technical experts and marine professionals on 16 Project Technical Committees. Each year the standards ...

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Mariner Exchange partners with ABYC

Mariner Exchange, a marketplace that connects boat owners with boat repair professionals, announced that is has partnered with the American Boat & Yacht Council. “We’re very excited to partner with ABYC, which represents the standard for service in the industry. ABYC member companies will have a badge on their company profile which will designate to our users that they represent ...

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