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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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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IBEX 2022 announces new networking events

IBEX 2022, set for Sept. 27-29 in Tampa, Fla., features networking opportunities and special events, including new opportunities to connect marine industry professionals. New for 2022, on Wednesday, September 28, the Emerging Marine Leaders (EMLs) will present the Strengthening Leadership through Brand Development and Networking session, hosted by Boating Industry. Attendees can connect, learn, and share […]

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Profiles in Leadership: Dave Marlow

By Wanda Kenton Smith One of Dave Marlow’s most memorable childhood boating experiences involved a sinking boat and rescue mission.  He and his brother were enjoying a fun sightseeing adventure in Norfolk Harbor with their grandfather aboard his small 14-foot aluminum jon boat with a Mercury 9.8 outboard to view the big ships. On the […]

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ABYC publishes updated standards, hosts webinar

ABYC has published its 62nd supplement to Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft. The annual publication provides the marine industry with the latest updates to the boat building and repair standards used for over 90% of the boats constructed in the United States.  On August 17, ABYC will be hosting a free webinar to provide an […]

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Corrosion Demystified

Corrosion Demystified Taking the guesswork out of the analysis Corrosion is, without a doubt, the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed condition that affects small craft. The good news is no corrosion scenario should remain a mystery—corrosion and its prevention are comprehensible. Galvanic Corrosion While there are many subvarieties of corrosion, it boils down to galvanic or […]

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IBEX releases special event schedule

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced that it has scheduled a slate of networking and special events to bring together industry professionals during the show, to be held September 27-29, 2022, at the Tampa Convention Center. New for 2022, on Wednesday, September 28th at 4 p.m. in the Tech Talk Theater, the […]

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NMMA names director of environment, health and safety compliance

NMMA announced Jeff Wasil as Director of Environment, Health and Safety Compliance. He will serve as the technical representative to external organizations, advise NMMA members on environmental regulations and work on international issues impacting the boating industry. Wasil has been a leader of global marine regulatory development and key member of marine industry technical projects […]

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ABYC releases advanced electrical certification course

The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has launched an on-demand course for their newest professional certification, Advanced Marine Electrical. The online certification contains new videos, readable content and chapter review quizzes.  “As electric and electronics systems on recreational vessels become more complex, technicians need to expand their knowledge to provide the service their customers require,” said David Broadbent, […]

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The Real Kicker Behind Desert Storm

<!– New Products: The Real Kicker Behind Desert Storm –> A celebration of speed on the water and more, the annual Desert Storm Poker Run in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., presents a showcase for its backers. Among those backers is Kicker Marine Audio, the event’s presenting sponsor since 2018. The Oklahoma-based company has gradually made […]

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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 […]

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