American Boat and Yacht Council

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The American Boat and Yacht Council is a non-profit organization which sets standards for the safe construction and maintenance of boats in the United States.[1] It is a standards development member of the American National Standards Institute.[2] Founded in 1954,[3] it is currently chaired by Kenneth Weinbrecht of Ocean-Bay Marine Services, Inc.[4] It sets standards on items such as required electrical cable color coding, size and construction.[1] Some standards, such as bilge pump requirements, are legally binding.[5]


  1. ^ a b Calder, Nigel (1995). Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual. ISBN 978-0070096189.
  2. ^ "American Boat and Yacht Council Hosts First International Marine Standards Summit". 2006-03-15. Retrieved 2014-09-30.
  3. ^ ABYC Marine Technician Training & Certification
  4. ^ "Dave Marlow named Board Chair of the American Boat & Yacht Council". 2014-01-29. Retrieved 2014-09-30.
  5. ^ "ABYC H-22: DC Electric Bilge Pumps Operating Under 50 Volts - abyc.H-22.1986.pdf" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-09-30.

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