NMMA's Jeff Wasil Elected ABYC Board Chair

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) announced new board members at its annual meeting last week in New Orleans, including the election of NMMA's Jeff Wasil to board chair. The annual event acts as the official opening for ABYC Standards Week, where experts from all fields of the marine industry review and update safety standards pertaining to the design, construction, and repair of recreational boats.

New ABYC board members are William Daley, former president of CED Technologies, and Kate Holden, marketing and communications director of the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX). Sean Hatherley of Navico Group will serve the remainder of David Johnson’s term.

The meeting concluded with ABYC’s annual award ceremony. Andy Adams, managing editor of Canadian Yachting magazine and Boating Industry Canada, received the ABYC Horizon Award for conspicuous contributions to the future success and growth of ABYC and the recreational marine industry. Colleen Moore, an ABYC Master Technician working with Diversified Marine received the Bolling Fortson Douglas Memorial Award as a female ABYC member who best exemplifies dedication to the marine industry with the advancement of safety, education, and standards.

For a full list of ABYC’s board of directors and more information about ABYC, visit www.abycinc.org.