A Few Notes about ABYC and H-31…
The American Boat and Yacht
Council has recommended seating standards for the
marine industry, These standards help classify pedestal applications into two
categories. These are:
Seat designed for occupancy while the boat is under way at any speed.
Seat designed for occupancy only at boat speeds not exceeding five miles per
Within each of these
classifications all pedestals must pass a series of tests,
(horizontal and vertical impacts, torque and static load test). There are also
types of Class A seats. Those are:
Seat mount must resist 30 foot pounds of torque.
Class A Driver
Seat mount must incorporate a "mechanical interference lock" and
resist 150 foot
pounds of torque.
Springfield Marine has been a
leader in establish and complying with these
recommended practices from the American Boat and Yacht Council. In an effort to
help you understand how our product complies with the regulations, we have
assigned the following labels to identify them:
CLASS A PASSENGER
CLASS A DRIVER