Achieving a world class industry
SABBEX has an industry Code of Conduct, which encourages that minimum standards are adhered to in several business aspects:
The SABBEX Code also has a developmental focus designed to encourage companies to achieve international best practice.
Companies are audited in matters including warranty procedure, owners’ manuals, customer service and international specifications.
It should be noted the term ‘accredited’ does not imply any guarantee of performance on the part of SABBEX.
Should a member fail to comply with the minimum standards, the council can suspend or terminate membership, but recourse will be in terms of the contract between the client and builder.
You can refer to the Member Profiles for accreditation status.
Participation in the SABBEX Accreditation Programme requires the following:
- That the boat builder has been manufacturing and exporting for more than 2 years
- Reinstated membership for a minimum of 1 year
- A complete audit checklist
- That the business is inspected and audited by a SABBEX appointed surveyor