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Practical Application of ABYC Standards (Annapolis, MD) - CLASS FULL!
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6/4/2019 to 6/5/2019
When: June 4-5, 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: ABYC Headquarters - Hornor Maritime Center
613 Third Rd
Third Floor
Annapolis, Maryland  21403
United States
Presenter: Derek Rhymes
Contact: Casey Bates
410-990-4460 X100

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Course Fees

Course registration fee:
  • ABYC Member price: $449
  • Non-Member price: $749

*Price includes: One year Standards Library Desktop Subscription, ABYC Standards Study Guide, lunch daily, and Certificate of Completion.



This two-day, hands-on course is designed for the entry-level marine professional, marine surveyor, service writer, sales/customer service representative, and insurance personnel.

Course Objectives:

  • Educate marine industry professionals on application of current ABYC Standards to boats while conducting an initial inspection for service, condition and valuation (C&V) surveys, and insurance claims.
  • Writing and understanding a survey report with recommendations conveyed in a clear and concise manner, with the correct use of photo documentation in a complete report.
  • "Condition versus Compliance" - finding the balance between the standard and the boat you are evaluating. 

Subject Boat: 1985 California 38 Convertible with inboard gas engines

Students can expect a mix of classroom and on-board learning. Students will inspect the subject vessel and evaluate it for compliance with current ABYC Standards. After gathering their findings, students will write an evaluation with recommendations to be presented to the class and reviewed by the instructor. 

Course Highlights:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the ABYC Standards
  • Learn how to apply the standards to older boats
  • Learn how to adequately identify, document, photograph, and present your findings for the purposes of insurance documentation, survey reports, and customer files
  • Practice applying current standards to a typical boat with the ultimate goal of safety in mind


  • Laptop - attendees must bring their own laptop
  • Liability Waiver will be sent upon registration and must be signed before first day of class

CEUs available: 16


Standards Covered

ABYC Standards Covered:

  • A-4      Firefighting equipment
  • A-16    Navigation lights
  • A-23    Sound signal appliances
  • A-24    Carbon Monoxide detection systems
  • A-31    Battery chargers and inverters
  • E-2       Cathodic protection
  • E-10     Storage batteries
  • E-11     AC & DC electrical systems
  • H-2      Ventilation of boats using gasoline
  • H-24    Gasoline fuel systems
  • H-27    Seacocks, thru-hull fittings and drain plugs
  • H-41    Reboarding means, ladders, handholds, rails and lifelines
  • P-1       Installation of exhaust systems for propulsion and auxiliary engines
  • P-4       Marine inboard engines and transmissions
  • P-6       Propeller shafting systems
  • P-21     Manual hydraulic steering systems
  • TE-4     Lightning protection
  • TH-22  Educational information about carbon monoxide



Lunch will be served both days.  
Please let us know upon registration if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies. We will do our best to accommodate food intolerance /special diets - but there is no guarantee! 
Contact Bonnie Wilson at bwilson@abycinc.org (410) 990-4460 x103



ADA Requests
Students with ADA accommodations must inform the ABYC in writing of said needs at the time of class registration to ensure that any special accommodations can be made.

Refunds will not be considered for non-attendance or for requests received less than 10 days prior to the course start date. Cancellation requests may be emailed to Casey Bates at cbates@abycinc.org.

ABYC reserves the right to cancel classes based on enrollment and/or instructor availability no later than two weeks prior to the course start date.  Please take this into consideration when making any travel or accommodation arrangements.  ABYC will not provide any reimbursements for travel expenses.


Attendees are responsible for arranging their own transportation and lodging.

Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis Downtown
174 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Follow this link for the Hilton Garden to receive ABYC's corporate rate - 


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