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Guard, and other interested organizations
to create rigorous new guidelines and
to improve existing ones. BoatU.S.
sends staff to represent our members on
several of these committees and works
on them behind the scenes all year long.
Then, once a year, the ABYC Technical
Committees convene for a week to
hammer out as many new and improved
standards as possible. As new products and
technologies become available, they must
be examined to see how they may affect
existing standards. As new information
is gathered – by, say, analyzing BoatU.S.
Marine Insurance claims files – that
data can be presented to the committees
to improve the standard. The process is
driven by a common goal: building boats
that keep you and your family safer. At
the last series of ABYC meetings, the
following important areas were addressed.
On Fourth of July weekend, 2012, the
34-foot cabin cruiser Kandi Won capsized
with 27 people aboard; three children
died. The skipper of the boat said he
was unaware that having eight people
on the upper deck could cause enough
instability to capsize the boat, which
also was rocked by large wakes as it was
heading home. The investigation revealed
that the boat’s upper deck was severely
overloaded, causing the boat to heel past
the point of no return, spilling everyone
into the water. If you’ve been in a small
boat, you’ve probably seen capacity labels
that help skippers prevent overloading
those boats, but no such guidance is
available for skippers of larger boats.
An inexperienced captain could easily overload a boat, unaware that capsize
could be only one large wave away. The
ABYC Hull Performance committee is
working on developing weight limits for
upper decks on larger boats – similar
to existing capacity limits for smaller
ones. When finalized this year, the standard would require builders to prominently display a label specifying how
much weight can safely be on an upper
deck without adversely affecting stability.
Some manufacturers, such as Sea Ray, are
proactively labeling upper-deck capacity.
Knowing how many crew can safely be on
a flybridge could prevent a tragedy.
Lithium-ion batteries are ubiquitous
these days; your laptop and cellphone
almost certainly have them, and billions
are sold every year. For the most part,
they’ve got a pretty good safety record.
But not long ago, the entire fleet of
Boeing 787 Dreamliners was grounded
due to Li-ion battery fires, and there
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The industry is working to reduce the
number of safety labels on the boat by
creating a universal label that provides a