July 23, 2012, Annapolis, MD: John Greviskis, host of Ship Shape TV, will appear as the celebrity
guest at the First Annual American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Boating Safety Clinic. The
clinic will be held Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Annapolis Maritime
Museum, 723 2nd Street, Annapolis, MD 21403.
Free, in-water boat inspections will be completed by ABYC certified marine surveyors. There will
also be certified technicians on-site to suggest repairs. The boat operator will take away a checklist
that includes electrical, fuel, exhaust, equipment, and signage areas. Boats of all types must be
registered prior to the event and can be done via www.abycboatingsafetyclinic.com.
"The American Boat and Yacht Council is a go-to resource for the marine community regarding
safety, standards and regulations,” said John Adey, ABYC President. "We want all boat operators to
have that same life-saving education.”
Greviskis has been instrumental in reaching boat operators. For more than 13 years, he has addressed
different projects, repairs and improvements on his show alongside marine industry leaders. A
program schedule can be viewed at http://www.shipshapetv.com/.
"It’s humbling to be affiliated with such a wonderful organization that cares about the same core
values as I do,” said Greviskis. "The ABYC is a conglomerate of the best minds in the marine
To help promote that safety is fun, interactive demonstrations and guidelines will shared by on-site
vendors who contribute, are related to, and have an expressed interest in safe boating such as the
National Safe Boating Council, the MD Department of Natural Resources, BoatU.S., United States
Coast Guard, and many more. The museum, just one block away from ABYC headquarters, will be
open for tours. Food and kid’s play will also be on-site. A silent-auction will also be held.
The American Boat & Yacht Council, ABYC, was created in 1954 as a non‐profit organization to develop safety standards for the design,
construction, equipage, repair and maintenance of boats. The mission of ABYC is to improve boating safety and reduce the number of injuries
and fatalities.Membership is recommended and rewarded.