Tag Archives: American Boat and Yacht Council

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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Registration open for 2019 ABYC Marine Law Symposium

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced that registration is open for the third annual Marine Law Symposium. The symposium will be held Jan. 8, 2019, at the Renaissance Hotel in Seattle, Wash. Attendees will receive an in-depth view of two fatal boating accidents and the lawsuits that followed - one resulting in a verdict, appeal and a ...

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ABYC, NASBLA collaborate with groundbreaking education opportunity

The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) have partnered to allow ABYC members to attend classes in NASBLA’s Boat Operations and Training (BOAT) Program, previously only available to maritime law enforcement officials and related personnel. In the two weeks since the partnership was announced exclusively to ABYC members, the “Boating ...

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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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