ABYC set to celebrate its 60th anniversary

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ABYC Standards Week, scheduled for Jan. 13-17 in Tampa, Fla., will celebrate the American Boat and Yacht Council’s 60th anniversary.

Keynote speaker and The Landing School president Bob DeColfmacker will reflect on the group’s history and forward to its overall guiding vision during the 2014 annual meeting, which takes place Jan. 15 at the DoubleTree Hilton Tampa Airport, the ABYC announced.

During the meeting, ABYC also will detail its annual report, which will reflect an increase in standards, certifications and membership.

Standards Week 2014, with the theme of “Building Boating Safety,” is sponsored by Electrical Systems Inc. and will include companies' engineers, marine manufacturers, surveyors and government representatives.

Sessions include electrical, hull and deck structures, electrical components, hull piping, product interface, and engine and powertrain.

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