Charles Ranger and Robert Gray Earn ABYC Certifications

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Deltaville, Virginia — Deltaville Boatyard (DBY) Technicians Charles “Charlie” Ranger of Middlesex and Robert “R.J.” Gray of Gloucester and have earned American Boat and Yacht Counsel (ABYC) Marine Systems Certifications in February. Both veteran marine mechanics spent a week preparing for the certification by attending the ABYC Marine Systems class in Baltimore, Maryland prior to passing the comprehensive exam. This is Gray’s first ABYC certification and Ranger’s third, making him an ABYC Certified Master Technician.

Ranger stated, “Earning my ABYC Mater Technician certification within six months has been both challenging and rewarding. I greatly appreciate the commitment from Deltaville Boatyard that made these educational opportunities possible.”

“I am proud to work for a boatyard that places such a strong emphasis on professional education and look forward to my next opportunity to add education to my experience,” Gray said.

Keith Ruse, President of Deltaville Boatyard commented, “As an ABYC Standards Accredited service facility, Deltaville Boatyard considers it critically important to cultivate a staff of experienced marine technicians who strive to achieve certification through ABYC. RJ and Charlie are both great guys and excellent techs. DBY is extremely proud of both of them.”

The American Boat and Yacht Council have been developing safety standards for the design, construction, equipage, repair, and maintenance of boats for over 60 years. “ABYC certifications and professional education are important to us. The safety of our clients and the quality of our work drive us at Deltaville Boatyard. Adhering to ABYC standards and earning ABYC certifications are two of the ways we can build safety and quality into each project,” said Ruse.

Deltaville Boatyard provides a large variety of quality marine services. For more information, visit or call 804-776-8900.

Charlie Ranger

R.J. Gray