The American Boat & Yacht Council, ABYC, is a non-profit organization that develops voluntary global safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of recreational boats.The vision of ABYC is to maximize customer satisfaction with the boating experience through safety standards for products, service and repair.
In addition to writing standards, ABYC has the premier comprehensive education program. The education programs include seminars, workshops, Marine Technician Certification program, and standards accreditation.
ABYC's approximately 3,000 members include boat builders, boat yards, yacht brokers, marinas, service technicians, surveyors, retail marine stores, marine insurance companies, equipment manufacturers and boat owners. Both nationally and internationally, ABYC is the acknowledged authority that provides uniform standards to enhance marine manufacturing, maintenance, service and safety.