Standards are the core of ABYC as they are continuously researched, developed and revised by over 400 volunteer marine professionals on 16 Project Technical Committees (PTCs) from all fields of the industry including the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), trade organizations and private entities. ABYC collaborates with safety organizations worldwide such as Transport Canada and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). 

ABYC develops the safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of recreational boats. The standards and technical information reports cover all the major boat systems and the development and annual review of these standards correlates directly to the significant reduction in the number of boating accidents over the past six decades.

 Today, 90% of boats on the water are built to ABYC Standards and over 3,000 technicians are trained and certified by us so that your boat is maintained with highest level of technical expertise.

Why Standards Matter