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ABYC annual meeting kicks off Standards Week

The American Boat and Yacht Council held its annual meeting Jan. 6 in New Orleans, kicking off the organization’s Standards Week.

ABYC announced new members to its board of directors, including AIM Marine Group president Gary DeSanctis, Dometic Marine’s Eric Fetchko, Phil Cappel of the Coast Guard and Matt Majors of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. (Soundings Trade Only and Trade Only Today are part of the AIM Marine Group.)

An awards program also recognized ABYC members. The Lifetime Service Award went to Jim Getz, and the Service Award went to Bob Tate. The Bolling Fortson Douglas Memorial Award, established to recognize a female ABYC member who exemplifies dedication to the marine industry, went to Wendy Sanders.

Standards Week continues with meetings for electrical, hull performance, control systems, electrical components, hull and deck structures, navigation and sound signals, hull piping, fuel and ventilation, and firefighting and detection systems.

Click here for more details about ABYC Standards Week.

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