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Certification mark for Inflatable boats

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Certification mark for Inflatable boats


The certification mark applies to inflatable boats with a maximum motor power rating of 4.5 kW and to inflatable canoes and kayaks. Inflatable boats with and without motor are subject to stringent regulations, which manufacturers, distributors and importers must comply with. TÜV SÜD Product Service verifies compliance with these regulations.

Basis of certification:

The certification mark is based on the EN ISO 6185-1 standard. This standard defines the requirements for inflatable boats, including requirements related to their materials and functional components as well as safety-related and in-water performance requirements.


Key words of the certification mark:

  • Product tested
    Within the scope of the certification, TÜV SÜD carried out in-depth product tests. Only products passing these tests will be awarded the TÜV SÜD certification mark.
  • Production monitored
    Periodic surveillance of the manufacture of a product constitutes the basic premise for certification that includes the award of a certification mark. Certification always requires product testing and regular factory inspections.

    As a third-party expert organisation, TÜV SÜD Product Service verifies that the manufacturer is able to maintain consistent quality in line with the requirements throughout high-volume production and has established the necessary quality system, including incoming goods inspections, lists of materials and final product testing.

    In addition, calibration of the necessary measuring and monitoring equipment must be ensured. Surveillance and/or monitoring covers the testing of safety-critical components and other materials used. If unauthorised changes are made to the product, the certificate will be withdrawn and the TÜV SÜD certification mark may no longer be used.
  • ISO 6185-1

    The EN ISO 6185-1 (Inflatable boats - Part 1: Boats with a maximum motor power rating of 4.5 kW) provides the basis for the tests (see "Basis of certification").


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