Marine service businesses continue to struggle to fill many open jobs and the focus is on how the industry can recruit the next generation. The Educator Training Conference aims to give high school and post-secondary instructors all the tools needed to implement standards-based curriculum into their programs. - January 24, 2020
The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) announced their inaugural “Marine Service Technology: Educator Training Conference” to be held July 23-25, 2019 in Annapolis, Maryland. The three day conference will feature specific topics to enhance the knowledge, delivery and support of marine... - April 13, 2019
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) harm water access, fishing, boating and tourism. A technical information report has been published for boat manufacturers to reference that provides information regarding Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) with consideration to the design and construction of boats, trailers, engines, components, and accessories in order to minimize the spread of AIS. - August 15, 2018
The ABYC Foundation has announced a vessel donation program, accepting new and used powerboats, sailboats and personal watercrafts. Donors will have the opportunity to receive a tax deduction while supporting the mission of the ABYC Foundation.
ABYC Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to advancing... - June 08, 2017
Expert witness training for the boating industry. - November 11, 2016
The marine industry as a whole is facing a shortage of qualified marine technicians. Ranging from boatyards to manufacturers, the industry is worth over $121 billion to the U.S. economy. With over 34,800 businesses employing close to 500,000 people, the marine sector is in need of a skilled workforce. - July 15, 2016
The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the non-profit responsible for developing the safety standards for recreational boats, is pleased to announce that industry veteran Craig Scholten has joined the association as technical vice president. - May 18, 2016