The lack of common standards now shows in many aspects of fit, finish and support.
I don't see those as the standards they have in mind. I actually don't see "quality standards" even on the agenda. There may be some merger of some of the technical standards and sharing in technical engeering. In the end the vendors themselves pay for the standards development. They pay all the money
to support the standards organization and of course they control it to some degree. Unless most of the vendors want something it won't happen. It always starts as the "least that they all can agree on" and slowly works from there. This merger is all about the money
it costs to fund and sustain the standards organization.
Any substantial changes to what we see out on the water
are a long way ahead. It's not like AYBC was doing that poor a job of it. It might be nice to envision a standards group that acts like the IEEE but I don't think that is in the future for the marine industry.