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ABYC Opens Standards Week Registration


The American Boat & Yacht Council, the nonprofit organization that develops safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of boats, has opened registration for its annual Standards Week slated for Jan. 9-13 in New Orleans, La.

Standards Week is dedicated to daily Project Technical Committee meetings to discuss updates to standards and technical information reports for small craft (Supplement 63), set for publication in July 2023.

“Standards Week brings a wide range of industry stakeholders together to review and improve boating safety standards,” said technical board chair and Mercury Marine product safety manager Pete Chisholm in a statement. “It has the added benefit of allowing an environment to build collaborative relationships across the industry.”

Meetings will also be held to discuss firefighting and detection systems, electrical standards, fuel and ventilation, control systems and more.

Events also include ABYC’s annual meeting and cocktail reception on Jan. 9, an ABYC regional training seminar on Jan. 10, and an ABYC Standards Certification course on Jan. 11.



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