What Is Standards Week?
Standards are the core of ABYC as they are continuously researched, developed and revised. Over 400 voluntary marine professionals from all fields of the industry are involved in standards development and it all starts here!
Top 4 Reasons to Attend Standards Week
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The development and annual review of the standards provide guidelines that correlate directly with the significant reduction in the number of boating accidents over the past six decades. Get involved in the process and support boating safety!
STAY IN THE KNOW
Learn what standards are being revised or newly considered and how it could affect the future of boating and your business.
NETWORK WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS
Standards Week is a great opportunity to exchange information and extend your network with industry leaders.
Project Technical Committee (PTC) meetings are your time to voice concerns and comment on the language of specific standards. It is essential to have a diverse group with the appropriate technical expertise at the table to ensure the highest quality standards.
“Not only are the current standards discussed, but participants also have the opportunity to ask questions about specific issues that arise during the design and construction of their models. Everyone has the opportunity to provide input which can affect the industry standards covering their current and future product.”
Becky Smith, Sea Ray Product Development & Engineering Compliance Supervisor
“ABYC’s annual meeting is a perfect time to share successes, gain perspective about boating safety, and make new contacts. Repairers, technicians and surveyors can take advantage of this opportunity to be in the know and protect their work product.”
Kenneth Weinbrecht, President of Ocean Bay Marine Services Inc.
“The ABYC Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft has become the de facto boating safety standard in North America, and Standards Week is all about improving this standard to save lives and property. Attending ABYC Standards Week is my opportunity to make a difference in the marine community.”
James Cote, Marine Electric and Corrosion Consultant/Surveyor, Cote Marine LLC.
“SeaStar Solutions/Dometic has been actively participating in ABYC for many decades. ABYC provides an open, structured forum to discuss and question new trends and technology, and offers diverse representation to provide historic, as well as forward-looking perspectives.”
Brian Dudra, Dometic Vice President & General Manager.
January 5, 2021
Join ABYC and our dedicated volunteers to celebrate all that’s happened in boating safety over the years.