ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 1, 2023) – The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) will host a free webinar “Staying Current with Electrification” May 3, 2023, from 2-4 p.m. EDT. as part of the risk mitigation series. Registration is free https://abycinc.org/riskmitigation.

The agenda will include:

  • Standards and regulation updates from USCG and ABYCPresenters: Jeff Ludwig (Chief, Recreational Boating Product Assurance Branch, USCG); Brian Goodwin (Technical Director, ABYC)
  • Battery fundamentals: Separating fact from fictionPresenters: Maciej Rynkiewicz (Assistant Standards Developer, ABYC); Denis Phares (CEO, Dragonfly Energy) 
  • The growing popularity of 48-volt equipmentPresenters: Chris DeBoy (President, VETUS-Maxwell); Menno Ligterink (OEM Regional Sales Manager, Navico Group)
  • What’s the next battery technology? Presenter: Emily Klein (Materials Scientist and Engineer, Element)

To learn more visit https://abycinc.org/riskmitigation.

The USCG/ABYC Risk Mitigation Series are recurring online events dedicated to reducing the risk involved in designing and building recreational boats. These events are free and recorded. To view past recordings, see below:

Series 1—Regulations and Electrification

Series 2—Put the Fire Out

Series 3—Defect Notification and Product Recalls

Since 1954, the nonprofit American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has developed safety standards for boat design, construction, equipage, repair and maintenance. The essential global source of marine industry technical information, ABYC’s product safety standards, credentialing, education, training, and other tools help members make boating safer.

The mission of the Coast Guard’s Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety is to minimize the loss of life, personal injury, property damage, and environmental impact associated with the use of recreational boats, through preventive means, in order to maximize safe use and enjoyment of U.S. Waterways by the public

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