Tag Archives: American Boat & Yacht Council

ABYC’s Craig Scholten appointed chair of small craft committee

Craig Scholten, American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) technical vice president, has been named Chair of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Management Board ISO/TC 188 Small Craft. ISO TC 188 working groups are responsible for the creation and ongoing development of over 79 Small Craft documents that are used in the design, construction, and testing of recreational boats ...

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ABYC, Transport Canada announce joint standard acceptance

Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security (TCMSS) has published a policy on the acceptance of ABYC standards as an approved alternative method for small vessel compliance in Canada. The policy is effective as of Oct. 30, 2019. “Having one set of standards throughout North America is a huge benefit for engineering, manufacturing and trade for the marine industry,” said Craig Scholten, ...

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ABYC announces 2020 Marine Law Symposium

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced that registration is open for the fourth annual Marine Law Symposium, “Fire, Explosions and Other Thermal Events,” Jan. 7, 2020, in New Orleans, Louisiana. “We are thrilled to announce the 2020 Marine Law Symposium, with an outstanding speaker lineup” said John Adey, ABYC president. “Attendees will get a unique perspective on ...

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MRAA, NMMA, RIMTA publish guide to growing the workforce

Today, as the result of a yearlong collaborative effort, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association announced the release of “10+1 Strategy: A Marine Industry Guide to Growing the Workforce.” Endorsed by 25 national, regional and state trade associations, the “10+1 Strategy: Marine Industry Guide to Growing the ...

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Evinrude and ABYC donate outboard to West/Rhode Riverkeeper

BRP (TSX:DOO) announced that Evinrude has partnered with the American Boat & Yacht Council to donate a newly refurbished 90 horsepower Evinrude E-TEC outboard engine to the West/Rhode Riverkeeper. “We’re thrilled and honored to have been selected for this donation,” said Jeff Holland, riverkeeper. “Our old 50-horsepower outboard died last season. With this new motor, we’re once again able to ...

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ABYC hosting regional marine training seminars

The American Boat & Yacht Council is hosting marine training seminars around the country, open to all levels of experience. Attendees will receive industry training from ABYC technical staff, network with other local professionals and earn four Continuing Education Units. “We started these regional seminars last year and due to the excellent reviews we have now included it as part ...

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ABYC names new board members, officers

The American Boat & Yacht Council hosted its 63rd annual meeting and announced the election of three new members to the board of directors as well as the election of four officers. The annual meeting included an awards presentation to recognize ABYC members who have provided exceptional service to the marine industry. Joining the board of directors is Christina Paul ...

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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 announces standards week, annual conference for January

The American Boat & Yacht Council has announced its eighth annual Standards Week, Jan. 9-13, 2017. Project Technical Committee (PTC) meetings and ABYC’s annual meeting will take place at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. Standards Week is a critical step in the development of ABYC standards. Participation in the process is encouraged from a diverse group, each ...

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