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ABYC’s Standards Week Goes Virtual


The American Boat and Yacht Council announced that its Standards Week, scheduled for Jan. 10-14 in Charleston, S.C., will move to a virtual format.

In addition, ABYC’s annual membership meeting and Marine Law Symposium will be rescheduled.

“It is with great sadness and an abundance of caution based on the current public health situation that we have decided to reschedule ABYC’s annual meeting and the Marine Law Symposium for a time when travel and gathering requirements are more favorable,” ABYC president John Adey said in a statement. “Project Technical Committees are accustomed to running productive virtual meetings, so the standards review and development processes remain, with more experts around the world able to attend.”

Project Technical Committees will discuss standards that are under review, decide which are being revised or newly considered for development, and how the standards may affect boating.

“The industry needs to be part of these discussions as elements are added to the standards and as we develop new standards,” said technical director Brian Goodwin. “The collaboration of ABYC’s PTC members is critical to ensuring the standards address current technology and remain the gold standard in boating safety.”

The virtual PTC meetings scheduled are:

• Product Interface

• Hull Performance

• Electrical Systems

• Fuel and Ventilation

• Steering and Propulsion

• On-Water Education

Click here for more information and to register. 



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