IYRS Marine Systems students receive hands-on training from industry professionals utilizing the latest technologies in preparation for American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) Certifications & National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Certification.

Male marine systems student in shop     Female student in marine systems shop

IYRS ensures our Marine Systems curriculum is always guided by workforce needs by constantly consulting with many businesses and organizations to evaluate the needs of the industry and ensure the training we provide IYRS students is of utmost value to employers.

Students sit for the following ABYC Certification exams: Marine Electrical, Marine Systems and Marine Diesel Engines. Additionally, students sit for the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) certification exam.

Getting Workforce-Ready

Throughout the 6-month program, which includes a 4-week externship, students receive training in the following areas:

• Electrical and Eelctronic Systems
• Steering (Mechanical & Hydraulic)
• Marine Pumps
• Fuel Systems
• Diesel & Gasoline Engines
• LPG Systems
• AC and Refrigeration
• Plumbing Systems


Sample of Marine Systems Externship & Career Outcomes

  • Block Island Ferry
  • Blount Shipyard
  • Boston Boatworks, LLC
  • Brewer Street Boatworks
  • Bristol Marine
  • Brooklin Boat Yard
  • Cay Electronics
  • Chris Craft
  • Concordia Company
  • DePaul Diesel
  • Front Street Shipyard
  • Goetz Composites
  • Headsync, LLC
  • The Hinckley Company
  • Hunt Yachts
  • Jarret Bay Boatworks
  • Merritt Boat and Engine Works
  • New England Boatworks, Inc.
  • New York Yacht Club
  • Newport Shipyard
  • NorEast Marine Systems
  • Oldport Marine Services
  • Oyster Harbors Marine
  • Outerlimits Powerboats
  • Pirate Cove Marina
  • Puma Ocean Racing
  • RC Marine Electric
  • Rybovich
  • S/Y Knickerbocker
  • Sea|mester – Global Expeditions Group
  • Seven Star Marine
  • Siren Marine
  • Thunderbolt Marine Inc.