Apr 24, 2018

ABYC LogoEarning ABYC Certification will instill customer confidence that you have the knowledge and skills to get the job done right. Join the +3,500 certified marine technicians dedicated to their trade by taking Certification Courses this year. 

Take an educational vacation at these course locations. 2018 Certification Classes:

Marine Composites Certification

• Key West, Florida - May 1-3, 2018

Diesel Engines Certification

• Astoria, Oregon - June 18-20, 2018

• St. Petersburg, Florida - July 31- August 2, 2018

Marine Systems Certification

• Fort Pierce, Florida - July 17-19, 2018

• Seward, Alaska - October 1-3, 2018

Marine Electrical Certification

• Seward, Alaska - September 18-20, 2018

• Gulf Shores, Alabama - October 22-24, 2018

ABYC/NMEA Combined Electrical Certification

• Burnaby, BC, Canada - August 21-24, 2018

• West Palm Beach, Florida - September 25-28, 2018

• Seattle, Washington - October 9-12, 2018

• East Greenwich, Rhode Island - December 3-6, 2018

Marine Corrosion Certification

• Mystic, Connecticut - November 6-9, 2018

Visit www.abycinc.org or contact Dave Broadbent at 410-990-4460 x119 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Mercury Marine Named Brunswick Safety Award SiteCapitol Engineering, a division of Mercury Marine has been awarded the 2017 Brunswick Chairman’s Safety Award, honoring more than five consecutive years without lost time.

The award, presented annually to sites that achieve excellence in safety while reducing injuries and enhancing safety programming, is one of only four facilities across all of Brunswick to receive the award for 2017. To qualify, sites must also demonstrate a sustainable cultural commitment to safety, along with broad-based employee engagement in safety activities.

“Safety in everything we do is a message that is built into the fabric of our culture at Mercury Marine,” said Jim Sutton...READ MORE



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Beneteau’s Powerboats Division. SkipperBud’s will add the Gran Turismo, the Monte Carlo and the Swift Trawler lines to dealership portfolios in Eastern Michigan and Ohio.

“This is a natural evolution for SkipperBud’s, Beneteau is already a wonderful partner. SkipperBud’s has been a large Four Winns, Glastron, and Scarab dealer throughout the Midwest for many years. We are excited to expand our product offerings in these markets.” Mike Pretasky, JR., President.

The 2019 model year inventory is on the way! Look for the Gran Turismo 40 and 46 in showrooms very soon. This fall the Swift Trawler 35 will make her debut in SkipperBud’s Midwest locations. READ MORE


Tonlight Warning Indicators



Transducers USA, has announced the expansion of their Tonelight™ Series of warning indicators to include a family of new models with stainless steel housings. These panel-mounted devices feature a unique combination of audible and LED warning signals. Tonelight annunciators emit both sound and flashing lights, which is especially desirable in environmental conditions with high levels of ambient noise. READ MORE




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