Tag Archives: Technicians

Master Technicians in the field

ABYC is certifying more women than ever before. Here are some of their stories. By Sarah DevlinABYC Content Director The number of women seeking certification as marine technicians continue to increase. Here, we profile five female technicians who show us that Certified Marine Technicians enter their careers for a variety of different reasons, from a changed career to a well-timed ...

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Yamaha names newest Certified Master Technicians

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Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit announced the marine technicians who successfully earned Yamaha Master Technician Certification during late 2021 and early 2022. In order to earn the certification, experienced marine technicians must complete six week-long courses covering outboard engine operating systems, proper installation, service and maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting skills. Out of hundreds of applicants, approximately 30 technicians pass Yamaha’s ...

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Workforce development: Working towards the future

By Jamie Stafford It seems that this has been the decade of novel challenges. Supply chain shortages continue to plague the global economy as we all grow weary of new strains of Covid-19. Unfortunately, supply chain issues are not the only shortages on hand. The marine industry is no stranger to workforce insufficiency, but now more than ever, this critical ...

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International Marine Service Technician Week kicks off this week

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) kicks off International Marine Service Technician Week, April 24-30. The weeklong celebration aims to bring awareness and recognition to the hard-working professionals who keep boats safe, reliable, and enjoyable. Marine businesses, associations, and boaters are encouraged to participate by celebrating and highlighting their marine technicians. “This week is a great chance to acknowledge ...

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Workforce Development: How can the industry help?

By Sarah Devlin Content Director, American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) Following up on “Workforce Development: What’s Available” (July issue of Boating Industry), we explore how the industry can support workforce development. This is the final in a three-part series, based on a survey this magazine conducted in the spring of 2021. Neil Collins was an auto mechanic in Maine ...

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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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