Development of Safety Standards for Small Craft by American Boat and Yacht Council 660426
The American Boat and Yacht Council was formed to supply the boat manufacturing industry with safety standards for pleasure craft. Tentative standards first developed by the Technical Members of the Council are widely disseminated throughout the industry for comment. Only after all comments and suggestions are resolved is the standard finally adopted. Adopted standards thus represent the best thinking of the majority of the boating industry. Standards are keyed to the safety of life at sea and the safety and durability of the vessels themselves.