ISO-6185-2 Inflatable boats - Part 2: Boats with a maximum motor power rating of 4,5 kW to 15 kW inclusive


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This part of ISO 6185 specifies the minimum safety characteristics required for the design, materials to use, manufacture and testing of inflatable boats (including rigid inflatable boats) less than 8 m in overall length with a minimum buoyancy of 1 800 N.

This part of ISO 6185 is applicable to the following types of inflatable boats, intended for use within the operating temperatures of −15 °C to +60 °C:

  • Type V: Inflatable boats capable of taking a motor power rating of 4,5 kW to 15 kW inclusive;
  • Type VI: Inflatable craft propelled by sail with a sail area greater than 6 m2 (see normative annex A).

This part of ISO 6185 excludes single-chambered boats and boats made from unsupported materials of more than 12 kN buoyancy and powered by motors exceeding 4,5 kW, and is not applicable to aquatic toys and inflatable liferafts.




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Document Number

ISO 6185-2:2001

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Publication Date

Nov. 15, 2001

Committee Number

ISO/TC 188