Jan 9, 2024
Attendees at ABYC’s Standards Week gather in Annapolis, sharing expertise and insights to advance boating safety standards.
Industry Volunteers Convene for Standards Development, Networking
The American Boat & Yacht Council, a non-profit organization responsible for developing safety standards in boat design, construction, maintenance, and repair, has launched its annual Standards Week in Annapolis. Running from Jan. 7-11, 2024, the event offers participants a chance to contribute to the revision and creation of new standards. ABYC’s annual meeting and 70th anniversary celebration will take place on the evening of Jan. 8 at the organization’s headquarters in Annapolis.
Standards Week is dedicated to daily Project Technical Committee (PTC) meetings to discuss updates to Supplement 64 for Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft, set for publication in July 2024.
“Standards Week is vital for shaping the future of boating safety,” said Brian Goodwin, ABYC technical director. “The annual event brings together diverse insights, ensuring our standards meet current challenges and anticipate future needs.”
Below is a list of PTC’s conducting meetings during 2024 Standards Week:
· Electrical Component
· Engine and Powertrain
· Hull and Deck Structures
· Hull Performance
· Navigation Lights and Sound Signal Appliances
For more information about Standards Week please visit www.abycstandardsweek.com .
More Information About ABYC Standards
· 90% of the boats on the water are built to ABYC standards
· In product liability cases, ABYC standards are the authoritative reference for evaluating issues of design, construction, maintenance, and product performance.
· ABYC is the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited representative to ISO, and works to promote the needs of the US marine industry in relation to ISO.
· ABYC standards meet or exceed US federal requirements and address an additional 60+ marine industry technical subjects.
· Transport Canada policy provides for acceptance of ABYC standards on both pleasure and non-pleasure craft in Canada.