ABYC appoints new team members

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ABYC kicks off Standards Week 2023

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of boats, kicked off its annual Standards Week, January 9-13, 2023, in New Orleans, LA. Participants at Standards Week will be part of the standards that are being revised or newly considered for development. […]

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2023 Starcraft SVX 230 IO

The SVX 230 IO serves up an agile, stable and responsive ride. Bill Doster Overview Boatbuilders have long attempted to blend the size and space of a deck boat with the look and style of an open-bow runabout, but results are often mixed. Starcraft’s SVX 230 IO pulls off the challenge with aplomb. Hullsides carry […]

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ABYC’s Standards Week set for January 9-13

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of boats, has registration open for its annual Standards Week, January 9-13, 2023, in New Orleans. Standards Week is dedicated to daily Project Technical Committee (PTC) meetings to discuss updates to Supplement 63 for Standards and […]

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2023 Stingray 211DC

The 211DC combines power and stability. Courtesy Stingray Boats Stingray makes sleek, versatile and top-performing sportboats for all types of families. Every one we’ve tested proved to be quick, agile, smooth-riding, and packed with amenities for family boating or fishing fun. The 211DC combines all these features. The dual-console design is growing in favor, and […]

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ABYC announces agenda for SUR/TECH conference

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) announced the agenda and opened registration for its SUR/TECH virtual conference, Feb. 7-8, 2023, offering continuing education for marine surveyors, technicians and other marine industry professionals. Attendees can choose one day based on topics of interest, or attend both days and earn up to 10 continuing education credits (CEUs). “We […]

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Dan’s New Favorite Boat

As Editor-in-Chief Dan Harding approaches his 100th boat review, he comes across a surprising new build that he says might be the most impressive yet. And it’s only 14-feet long. As I approached the new boat, I can’t help but stare longer than is polite at her dark hull color. Her angular sheer and proud […]

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Marine leaders gather for 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT

By Jamie Stafford Just last week, the Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT – the premier educational and networking event for leaders across the recreational marine industry – wrapped up in sunny Orlando, Fla. ELEVATE is produced and hosted by Boating Industry and parent company EPG Brand Acceleration. The conference, hosted over three days, featured plenty of […]

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How to Install a New Anchor Windlass

Whether you are replacing a windlass or installing one for the first time, we recommend taking a good look around the foredeck. Imtra The editors at Boating have teamed up with the experts at Imtra to bring you advice on how to keep your boat in Bristol condition and get the most from your hours […]

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Advanced Marine Electrical Online Course Now Available

PHOTO COURTESY OF BOATHOWTO Boat system experts Nigel Calder and Dr. Jan Athenstädt have released their new Advanced Marine Electronics online course which offers 13 modules covering a wide array of topics focused on boats’ electrical systems, and goes beyond compliance with the safety standards promulgated by the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and […]

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ABYC names new accreditation director

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has named Sarah Devlin as the new accreditation director to manage and promote the ABYC Foundation’s expanding Marine Trades Accreditation Program (MTAP), which launched earlier this year. Devlin will work directly with secondary and post-secondary schools across the country that are educating future marine technicians. “I am eager […]

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ABYC opens registration for 2023 Standards Week

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of boats, has opened registration for its annual Standards Week, January 9-13, 2023, in New Orleans, La. Standards Week is dedicated to daily Project Technical Committee (PTC) meetings to discuss updates to Supplement 63 […]

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Registration opens for ABYC, USCG Risk Mitigation Series 3

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) will be hosting the third webinar in their free online USCG/ABYC Risk Mitigation Series, titled “Defect Notification and Product Recalls,” to be held Nov. 9 from 2-4 p.m. EST. In the past year, the USCG/ABYC Risk Mitigation Series has included such topics as “Regulations […]

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Solutions for the labor shortage

By Margaret PodlichExecutive Director, ABYC Foundation A Minnesota High School faces a 50% cafeteria worker shortage and needs to feed 2500 students a day. It now pays students $16/hour and gives them course credits to work alongside adults. Students work between classes, don’t need transportation to their jobs, and are having fun. In six years, […]

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ABYC to host student career day at IBEX

As part of its ongoing efforts to engage future marine technicians, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) Foundation has partnered with the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) to host an inaugural Student Career Day on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Tampa, Fla. Sponsored by Faria Beede Instruments, Jabsco/Xylem, Magic Tilt, Syntec, Transhield, and Yamaha, ABYC’s […]

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NMMA’s Robert Newsome appointed to National Boating Safety Advisory Committee

Last week, Robert Newsome, NMMA’s senior vice president of operations, was sworn in to the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC), following his appointment to the Federal Advisory Committee by the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas. NBSAC provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Homeland Security through the Commandant of the United States […]

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IBEX announces 2022 Innovation Awards judges

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today the distinguished list of judges for the 2022 IBEX Innovation Awards Program. The program is managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI). Awards will be presented during the annual Industry Breakfast, Keynote, and Innovation Awards presentation, held from […]

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New Webinar Series from ABYC

PHOTO COURTESY OF ABYC The ABYC Foundation Educator Training Conference will welcome a new format this year. Starting September 20, it will be offering a new subscription-based monthly webinar series geared toward enhancing education for future and current marine technicians, in place of the former two-day virtual experience. “We are excited about this new model […]

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