The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) annual Standards Week will be Jan. 7-11, 2024, in Annapolis, Md. ABYC Standards Week is a marine industry gathering with daily Project Technical Committees (PTCs) meetings scheduled to discuss updates to Supplement 64 of the Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft, set for publication in July 2024. Participants have a voice in the development of the revised or newly considered standards and their potential impact on the boating industry.
Key topics in 2024 include AC and DC electrical systems, electric propulsion, galvanic isolators, navigation lights, tow points, windshields, hatches, doors, visibility from the helm, exhaust systems and inboard engines. Apart from the PTC meetings, Standards Week features networking opportunities with boating safety advocates and ABYC’s annual meeting, which will commemorate the organization’s 70th anniversary.