The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has published its 62nd supplement to Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft. The annual publication provides the marine industry with the latest updates to the boat building and repair standards used for more than 90% of the boats constructed in the United States.
On August 17, ABYC will host a free webinar to provide an overview of this year’s largest supplement published to date, with 20 new and revised standards, including the first-ever installation standard for lithium ion batteries on boats as well as new standards that address warning labels and manufacturer statements of origin. Updated and expanded standards also include fuel fill testing requirements, power assist hydraulic steering systems, zone of protection for jet boat propulsion controls, outboard engine weights, and a revision to the recommended compliance date for C-5 and A-16.
ABYC standards are continually researched, developed and revised by more than 400 volunteer technical experts and marine professionals participating in Project Technical Committees (PTCs). For more information about the report and the upcoming webinar, click here.