Tag Archives: American Boat & Yacht Council

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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ABYC launches online learning platform

The American Boat & Yacht Council has launched a new online marine training platform which hosts multi-module courses, interactive learning tools and on-demand webinars. Students will have the opportunity to learn at their own pace and save on travel expenses to attend on-site courses. “ABYC is strengthening its position as the marine industry’s leader in technical training with the introduction ...

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ABYC hosts regional seminars

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) announces a new regional seminar series to be hosted in various locations around the country. Attendees can earn continuing education units (CEUs) while networking with industry experts. In April, three sessions are scheduled around the Pacific Northwest and one session will be held in Port Jefferson, N.Y. “One of the ...

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ABYC names new board members

The American Boat & Yacht Council has announced the appointment of four new members of the board as well as a new vice chairman and secretary. Joining the board of directors is Ward Eshleman II from Ward Marine Electric, Inc.; John Fetterman from the National Association of State Boating Law Administration; Sara Anghel from the National Marine Manufacturer Association Canada; ...

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ABYC partners with NMEA Conference & Expo

For the first time, the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) and the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) are teaming up at the 2015 NMEA Conference & Expo to provide member benefits for both organizations. ABYC is offering a Fast Trac Marine Electrical Certification with significant discounts for NMEA and ABYC members. Additionally, ABYC members will receive the same discounted ...

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ABYC reduces recertification costs for technicians

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) announced a new pricing structure that will create significant savings for technicians working toward multiple certifications in the same calendar year. Additionally, ABYC will no longer charge students for study guides for re-certifications. “After a routine survey asking our certified technicians what we could do to improve our services for them one thing ...

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