This part of ISO 6185 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 LH in
accordance with ISO 8666 less than 8 m with a motor power rating of 15 kW and greater.
This part of ISO 6185 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 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 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 75kW and greater.
NOTE 1 General arrangements of typical boats of Types VII and VIII are given in Annexes A and B, respectively.
This part of ISO 6185 excludes single-chambered boats and boats made from unsupported materials,
and is not applicable to aquatic toys and inflatable liferafts.
NOTE 2 For craft, concerned by the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) of the European Union, fitted with
inboard engines with nonstandard integral exhausts, noise emission requirements need to be considered.