Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

ABYC issues annual standards update

The American Boat and Yacht Council released its annual update to the Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft, Supplement 55.

The American Boat and Yacht Council released its annual update to the Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft, Supplement 55.

Among the important standard revisions are changes to carbon monoxide detection systems on boats and seat testing. The section on DC electrical systems on boats was improved for better differentiation between AC and DC requirements.

The full list of revised standards includes A-14, Gasoline and Propane Gas Detection Systems; A-24, Carbon Monoxide Detection Systems on Boats; A-31, Battery Chargers and Inverters; E-11, AC and DC Electrical Systems on Boats; H-4, Cockpit Drainage Systems; H-31, Seat Structures; H-33, Diesel Fuel Systems; and S-7, Boat Capacity Labels.

“This supplement has numerous important updates addressing relative issues in the recreational boating industry,” ABYC technical director Brian Goodwin said in a statement. “It is imperative that boatbuilders and repair faculties are up to date on these changes.”

Using ABYC standards, the National Marine Manufacturers Association certifies more than 85 percent of the boats built in the United States. Online access to the standards is free for ABYC members.

The Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft is also available for purchase as a CD or softbound manual.

Related

Sudbury Names Martin Flory Group Agency of Record

The Peabody, Mass., boat-care products company has hired the public-relations firm to enhance market positioning of the company and its subsidiaries.

Yamaha Rightwaters Supports N.Y. Oyster Restoration

The Billion Oyster Project in New York Harbor aims to bring back bivalves to the mouth of the Hudson River and one of the country’s busiest harbors.

Zeelander Names New CEO

Marine industry veteran Grant Hooper is appointed CEO of Zeelander Yachts.

AIM Marine Group Hosts Meet the Editors Event

More than a dozen editors from Active Interest Media’s Marine Group participated in the day-long, information-sharing event.

Fairline Makes Leadership Appointments

The British luxury boatbuilder founded plans to chart its course for the future with a new CEO and the return of Derek Carter as chairman.

Battle on the Great Lakes Rages On

The Icebreaker Wind Turbine Development faces strong headwinds from boating and fishing groups.

Limestone Boat Co. Expands Dealer Network

The company adds four new dealers to its roster, with three to represent Aquasport Boats.