For anyone building a boat, the Standard AS.1799- Small Craft – Part 1. General requirements for power boats is now available for public comment.  It may be accessed via the Standards Australia website:

Note – you must register with Standards Australia to access the draft standard and comment.

Please also be reminded that the ABP Standard – Edition 5 is publicly available via the Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) website:

Please view the Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) on the webpage for more information regarding the ABP Standard Edition 5.

MAST encourages all Tasmanian boat builders, boat dealers and duty holders to adopt their practices to the ABP Standard update as soon as possible.