American Boat & Yacht Council

American Boat & Yacht Council

What you will discover as you read through my articles and watch my YouTube Channel, I am constantly mentioning the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) and its standards. So, I figured it would be best to write up a brief article on this Organization and inform you guys why I am always mentioning them.

If you read the “about me” page on this site, you most likely read the part about me being “ABYC Certified”. To be more specific, I am ABYC Certified in Marine Electrical. I decided to achieve this certification as I strongly believe in the ABYC and what they are doing for the boating community. Especially when it comes to safety and creating Standards for the Marine Industry.

The ABYC develops Standards for boat builders, technicians, and product manufacturers to follow. I perform all my work to meet these standards. In most cases, my work exceeds their standards. Not because I am some Technical Ninja, but because their standards are practical and easily achievable. I remember watching an ABYC Webinar, where the ABYC President John Adey mentioned something about the ABYC Standards that has always stuck with me. Mr. Adey stated something along the lines of: “The Standards are the floor and not the ceiling”. I simply took that analogy as all work should meet, if not exceed the ABYC Standard.

Since I wholeheartedly believe in the ABYC and its Technical Standards, I decided to include their Standards in my articles and videos. For example, if I am talking about battery containment, you may see the following included in such article: “E-10.7.1 Battery mounting materials and surfaces potentially in contact with corrosive electrolytes (e.g., lead acid type) shall withstand electrolyte attack”. By doing this, I figured it will keep us all on the “same page” and make everyone aware of the current ABYC Standard in place.

With that said, I strongly encourage you to head over to American Boat and Yacht Council ( Browse through their site and get a much better feeling of who they are and what they do for our community. They truly are a great Organization.

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