Rating, Classification & Standards Organizations

ABYC (American Boat & Yacht Council)

Standards, technical-information reports for small craft & technical workforce education & certification

Bureau Veritas North America

Classification society

Canadian Yachting Association

Canadian rating rules & race management

Cordage Institute

Synthetic & natural fiber rope standards

Lloyd's Register Americas

Scantling rules

NMEA/National Marine Electronics Association

NMEA electronics standards

National Fire Protection Association

Fire protection standard for pleasure & commercial motor craft

US Sailing

Rating rules management