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New Benefit to ABYC Members!
Westlawn Transfer Opens Door to Discounted Courses for ABYC Members


June 2, 2003, Edgewater, MD: The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) today announced that as part of its affiliation with the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology (also known as the Westlawn School of Yacht Design), ABYC members will now be eligible to receive a discount on Westlawn courses and programs.

Sharon Busker, Membership Director of ABYC said, “We are excited to be able to offer this type of educational opportunity to our members.” Busker continued, “Members can now take these courses to further their careers or interests, and learn about yacht design and construction on their own schedule, at a discounted price.” “We are continually looking for ways to diversify our member benefits, and we are confident that our members will see the value in this!” concluded Busker.

Members who are interested in learning details about course discounts can call ABYC headquarters in Edgewater, MD at (410) 956-1050.

Dave Gerr, Director of Westlawn stated, “Offering discounts for Westlawn courses to ABYC members is only the first of several planned steps to increase both the value of ABYC membership and to enhance the Westlawn Institute.” Gerr continued, “The opportunity to provide the industry with more affordable and more comprehensive professional education and training is what the ABYC-Westlawn partnership is all about. Stay tuned for new and exciting course offerings and future developments!”

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is a not-for-profit organization that has been developing, writing and updating the safety standards for boat building and repair in the United States for nearly 50 years. ABYC is actively involved with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as well as certification programs for marine technicians. These standards are available on CD-ROM and in printed form. Membership, discount information and general information can be requested by also calling (410) 956-1050 or by visiting the ABYC Web Site at www.abycinc.org. To learn more about Westlawn please call (203) 359-0500.