ABYC Online Library adds access to ISO small-craft standards

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The American Boat & Yacht Council now provides access to the International Organization for Standardization small-craft standards on the ABYC Online Library.

“ABYC is excited to offer its members ISO small-craft standards on its online library, which will save our members thousands of dollars,” Craig Scholten, ABYC technical vice president, said in a statement. “If you bought the suite of 68 ISO standards individually from other standards providers, it would cost you over $12,000.”

The ABYC library is automatically updated when new standards are published. Scholten said that this is important because the most recent European Union directive requires that new product be in compliance with the latest standards.

For example, he explained that “grandfathering” CE product compliance to non-current standards is not allowed by Directive 2013/53/EU and that manufacturers need to ensure procedures are in place for series production to remain in conformity with current standards.

An introductory discount is available for ABYC members to purchase the ISO standards for $349 until Nov. 3.


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