Dave Marlow of Brunswick Corporation receives the ABYC Service Award at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail
American Boat & Yacht Council
February 21, 2013
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February 21, 2013, Annapolis, MD: The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) honored Dave Marlow, Director of Product Integrity/Government Affairs for Brunswick Corporation, with the ABYC Service Award. The award was presented February 12 at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail Industry Breakfast.
The ABYC Service Award is presented to an ABYC member who has served the council over a long period of time, through active participation on Committees and Boards, in a manner which materially benefits the goals of ABYC.
“As ABYC looks to the future of boatbuilding and the technical changes that will enhance the experience and ultimately save lives, we as an organization are forever indebted to volunteers like Dave,” said ABYC President John Adey while presenting the award.
With the support of the Brunswick Corporation, Marlow has twice led ABYC’s Technical Board as Board of Directors during his 25 year membership, most notably through some recent crucial changes that affect the safety and overall quality of the boating experience. Under his leadership, ABYC’s Technical Division and its standards and practices grew to become the accepted requirements for the National Marine Manufacturer’s Association (NMMA)’s certification program, and the basis for many of the EU’s ISO standards. He has been instrumental in receiving ANSI certification for ABYC standards, as well as entrenched in the debates concerning carbon monoxide, electric shock drowning and propeller injury mitigation.
Marlow, who is also an ABYC Master Technician, will now serve ABYC in the capacity of Vice-Chairman on the ABYC Board of Directors. “We train our employees through their education programs in an effort to impart compliance of the standards to the work force and not just relegate it to someone’s administrative responsibility. In my humble opinion, it helps set us apart so it’s truly value added,” said Marlow in his acceptance remarks.