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ABYC to Publish Largest-Ever Standards Manual


The American Boat & Yacht Council will publish its largest-ever Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft.

The 2021-22 manual has a July 31 publication date, but ABYC is offering a pre-order sale price until June 18 of $80 for ABYC members and $465 for non-members — a savings of $20 off the regular price.

ABYC’s standards are continuously revised by more than 400 volunteer marine professionals on Project Technical Committees. As a result, each year ABYC releases an updated manual, keeping current with the marine industry’s newest trends and technologies.

“PTCs have had an active year in standards development and virtual meetings have allowed for broader international participation,” Brian Goodwin, ABYC technical director, said in a statement. “Over 20 revised documents are set to be published this year, a great accomplishment by experts from all fields of the industry dedicated to keeping boating safe and enjoyable.”


Highlights include the updated E-30, Electric Propulsion Systems, which addresses advancements in electric propulsion technology. E-10, Storage Batteries, is another safety-critical standard that will be updated as well as ABYC’s largest and most popular standard E-11, AC & DC Electrical Systems on Boats.

“There’s a growing demand for electric propulsion and more manufacturers are applying this technology to boats and associated systems,” said Goodwin. “Additionally, the increasing complexity in boats’ electrical systems has led ABYC to expand upon its suite of standards to include topics such as battery switches and lithium-ion batteries, which are covered under standards C-7 and TE-13.”

Order here or call (410) 990-4460 x103 to order the printed manual or a desktop download.



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