ISO 6185-3:2014 specifies the minimum safety characteristics required for the design, materials to use, manufacture and testing of inflatable boats and rigid inflatable boats with a hull length in accordance with ISO 8666 less than 8 m with a motor power rating of 15 kW and greater.
ISO 6185:2014 is applicable to the following types of boats intended for use within the operating temperatures of -20 °C to +60 °C:
Type VII: Powered Boats (with power ≥ 15 kW) fitted with a buoyancy tube attached to the port and starboard sides, suitable for navigation in conditions of Design Categories C and D and capable of installing motor power rating of 15 kW and greater.
Type VIII: Powered Boats (with power > 75 kW) fitted with a buoyancy tube attached to the port and starboard sides, suitable for navigation in conditions of Design Category B capable of installing motor power rating of 75 kW and greater.
ISO 6185:2014 excludes single-chambered boats and boats made from unsupported materials, and is not applicable to aquatic toys and inflatable liferafts.
Legislation related to this standard
Approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to recreational craft
Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 2013 on recreational craft and personal watercraft and repealing Directive 94/25/ECHarmonized/Supporting