News - Small Boat Standards

By: David Lockwood, Photography by: David Lockwood

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Recreational boats are built to various standards around the world, so why doesn't the industry get together and create uniform laws?

News - Small Boat Standards
Small Boat Standards
Not all boats are built the same and some aren't even built to a standard.

This will be the hot topic of discussion at the Boating Summit Down Under staged by the National Marine Safety Committee on May 21-22 to coincide with the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.

The summit will give marine industry delegates the chance to hear international experts' views on small-boat standards.

It's widely acknowledged that aligning the standards used in the US and Europe would make life a lot easier for boat builders including those in Australia that have to make production changes to meet either market.

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