When you see the designation “NMMA Certified Using ABYC Standards,” it means that NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Association) personnel have thoroughly inspected the brand and model, and they attest that it meets the ABYC standards that it requires. ABYC standards are designed to make boats safer, more seaworthy, and more durable in the harsh marine environment. Meeting these standards means the boat will be fully functional longer and will be easier to maintain. In most cases, the standards are the industry’s best practices. In virtually all cases, they make the boat safer for the occupants. NMMA certification covers some 300 items and measurements. According to the NMMA, 85% of the boats built in the U.S. are certified. We think every boat owner should watch this BoatTEST video to fully understand the importance of NMMA certification.