What are the Standards?
Standards are the core of ABYC as they are continuously researched, developed and revised by over 400 volunteer marine professionals on 16 Project Technical Committees (PTCs) from all fields of the industry including the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), trade organizations and private entities. ABYC collaborates with safety organizations worldwide such as Transport Canada and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). As a result of strong industry and government support, ABYC has evolved into the premier standards developer and the viable alternative to mandatory government regulations of the marine industry.
The Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft covers all the major boat systems and the development and annual review of these standards correlates directly to the significant reduction in the number of boating accidents over the past six decades.
Today, 90% of boats on the water are built to ABYC Standards and over 3,000 technicians are trained and certified by ABYC so that boats are maintained with highest level of technical expertise.
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List of Standards Where Standards Apply
4/25/2017 » 4/28/2017
ABYC Marine Electrical Certification (Tracy's Landing, MD) - CLASS FULL!
5/2/2017 » 5/5/2017
ABYC Marine Systems Certification (Fort Myers, FL) - CLASS FULL!
5/9/2017 » 5/12/2017
ABYC/NMEA Combined Training (Sarasota, FL) - CLASS FULL!