The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of boats, has registration open for its annual Standards Week, January 9-13, 2023, in New Orleans.
Standards Week is dedicated to daily Project Technical Committee (PTC) meetings to discuss updates to Supplement 63 for Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft to be published July 2023. Events also include ABYC’s annual meeting and cocktail reception on January 9, an ABYC regional training seminar on January 10 and an ABYC Standards Certification course on January 11.
A critical step in developing ABYC safety standards, Standards Week includes participation from a diverse group of marine industry professionals, each with a different perspective and area of expertise. Participants at Standards Week learn which standards are being revised or newly considered for development and how these standards may affect the future of boating.
Below is a list of on-site PTC’s conducting meetings during Standards Week:
- Fire Fighting and Detection Systems
- Fuel and Ventilation
- Control Systems
- Thermal Appliance
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