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Projects & Initiatives


School Curriculum 
ABYC is pleased to announce the first industry-driven Marine Service Technology Program for secondary and post-secondary schools. This program gives schools all the tools needed to implement a standards-based curriculum including instructor guides, online demos, presentations, sample tests, discounts on textbooks and more! 


Engine Donation 

Evinrude has donated $2 million dollars' worth of ETC G2 3.4L V6 outboard engines to the ABYC Foundation to help train the next generation of marine technicians. This donation, which is the largest of its kind in history, will support high schools and tech schools.  It includes access to the entire Evinrude training curriculum. 



Students in the marine workforce are varied in age and experience level; the traditional student in high school or community college, the adult changing careers or looking for continuing education. Whether it be for a 2-year program or a 1 day seminar, scholarships can help eliminate some of the barriers.


Boat Donation  

We accept new and used boats with titles in good (or better) working condition - including powerboats, sailboats, and PWCs. Proceeds from the donations go right back into Foundation initiatives and programs. Some donated boats are used for educational purposes to further advance our mission and work.  


The Hornor Maritime Center 

Our 2,500 sq. ft. event space has 3 walls of windows and a deck overlooking Back Creek and the Chesapeake Bay. This space allows ABYC to host in-house training year round.  We also rent it for other events, weddings, retirements, and parties.   


Living Classroom  


The ABYC Foundation is using a donated 38 ft. trawler power boat as a floating classroom. Located less 3 minutes from our office, this boat is now integrated into our classes. This boat was chosen for its many systems and teaching opportunities for new and seasoned students. 

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