The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops the safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of recreational boats, announced its 12th annual Standards Week will be extended and held virtually, Jan. 5-21, 2021. What has usually taken place over a week of day long meetings will be extended to four weeks. The ABYC virtual events include:
- ABYC’s annual meeting and happy hour, Jan. 5
- Project Technical Committee (PTC) meetings, Jan. 11-22.
- Sur/Tech Symposium, surveyor and technician training, Jan. 6-7
- ABYC Standards Certification course, Jan. 26-28
At the core of Standards Week is the development and review of ABYC Standards. This year, PTCs will gather using an online platform, during multiday, three-hour long sessions. Participation in the standards review process is required from a diverse group of marine industry professionals, each with different perspectives and areas of expertise. Attendees can be engaged in revisions to the boat building and repair standards under review or newly considered and affect the future of international boating. All are welcome to have a voice in the standards development process. For more information visit www.abycstandardsweek.com.