Annual ABYC Standards Week dates announced

Published On: June 13, 2024Categories: Industry News, News

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization dedicated to developing safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of boats, annual Standards Week will be Jan. 5-9, 2025, at the Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.

Standards Week includes daily meetings for Project Technical Committees (PTCs) to discuss updates to Supplement 65 of the Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft, set for publication in July 2025. All are invited to be involved and have a voice in the development of the revised or newly considered standards.

ABYC standards cover all major boat systems, and their development and annual review provide documents that significantly reduce boating accidents. A recent study showed that boats certified to ABYC standards are up to 47% less likely to experience certain accidents and reduce fatality risks by up to 58%.

Standards Week features additional networking opportunities with leading boating safety advocates. One of the highlights is ABYC’s annual meeting on the evening of Jan. 6. For more information, visit