Annual Engineering Compliance Seminar Wraps Up Today in New Orleans

NMMA’s 2017 Engineering Compliance Seminar and Type Accepted Pavilion kicked off Monday and will conclude later today at the Sheraton in New Orleans. The annual three-day seminar outlines changes to the ABYC standards for the upcoming model year and these standards are the basis for the NMMA Certification program.

Seminar speakers highlighted recent changes in ABYC’s Standards and Recommended Practices for Small Craft and the Engineering Standards staff addressed questions on the NMMA Certification process. This annual seminar provides manufacturers the opportunity to discuss current and contemporary certification issues with fellow boat builders, quality control engineers, NMMA staff, inspectors, and ABYC staff.

NMMA Certified Boat and Yacht manufacturers are required to send at least one person from their organization to the NMMA Engineering Compliance Seminar at least once every two years. In addition, certified manufacturers must have at least one representative pass applicable Compliance Specialist exams annually.

Coinciding with the Engineering Compliance Seminar is the Type Accepted Pavilion, an exclusive setting for Type Accepted suppliers to reach boat manufacturers with product compliance at center stage. The use of Type Accepted components is a critical element of a boat builder’s NMMA Certification.

For more information on the Engineering Compliance Seminar, Type Accepted Pavilion or NMMA Certification, click here.