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ABYC, CG Launch Event Series


The American Boat and Yacht Council announced that registration is open for the first session in its Risk Mitigation Series, a free virtual conference with the Coast Guard that will focus on marine electric systems, including propulsion and generator alternatives.

The event is scheduled for Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time).

“Electric propulsion is here, and our industry needs to be prepared for its evolution. This is the forum to launch many of the conversations we’ll be having for decades,” ABYC president John Adey said in a statement.


ABYC said the Risk Mitigation Series will become a regular event, with interactive discussions related to one general topic.

“These conversations will be, in many ways, the cornerstone for best practices as electric propulsion becomes more commonplace,” said Jeff Ludwig, chief of the recreational boating product assurance branch of the Coast Guard Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety.

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The November session will include nearly 20 speakers addressing electric propulsion development, design and regulation, with discussions to follow. Topics include:

• Regulated vs. Unregulated

• Designing for the Environment

• When the Accident Occurs

• Rating for Range

• The Future

Click here for the full agenda and to register.


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