• Member News: ABYC to Host Aquatic Invasive Species Summit

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) have been a growing issue in the natural resources management community and recreational boating industry. Fishing, boating, and tourism are all harmed by AIS, putting water access at risk. The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) is hosting the AIS Summit to engage major stakeholders in an in-depth dialogue… Continue reading

  • ABYC Steps Up Electric Shock Drowning Prevention Efforts

    March 24, 2014, Annapolis, MD: The American Boat & Yacht Council’s Foundation (ABYC) is partnering with the Energy Education Council’s Safe Electricity “Teach Learn Care TLC” campaign to help prevent Electric Shock Drowning (ESD). The safety messages include proper maintenance of your boat’s electrical system and safe actions in the water. Thanks to a grant… Continue reading

  • IBEX Announces Innovation Award Winners

     IBEX ANNOUNCES INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS Manufacturers of Creative and Cutting-Edge Products Honored at Industry Breakfast LOUISVILLE, KY—September 17, 2013—The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) today announced the winners of the 2013 IBEX Innovation Awards. A panel of experienced technical boating journalists and editors from Boating Writers International (BWI) judged all entries and presented awards… Continue reading

  • American Boat & Yacht Council and Safety Colleagues Co-Host Compliance & Standards Coffee at IBEX

    Brooklin, ME— September 5, 2013— The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) invites all 2013 IBEX exhibitors to Compliance and Standards Coffee on Wednesday, September 18 from 8 – 10 a.m. to network with compliance experts while enjoying free coffee and pastries. Compliance leaders will be on hand to talk about topics such as the Standards… Continue reading

  • ABYC Releases Annual Update to the Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft

    The annual update to the STANDARDS AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION REPORTS FOR SMALL CRAFT by which boats are built and repaired was released August 1, by the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) in Supplement 53. For Supplement 53, ABYC Standard S-31 Environmental Considerations for Electric/Electronic Components Installed Onboard Boats was added.  The following ABYC Standards were… Continue reading