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Certification of skilled trade and service companies


Quality is the focus


A corporate certification is the successful verification of a company using a set of criteria by a neutral certification body. This process is regulated by an EN standard. Most known undoubtedly is certification to EN ISO 9000 ff. These are standards that describe the principles of quality management measures. It is a system certification. Through carefully documented processes within an organisation it shall be ensured that the objectives of quality management can be achieved. Thus the operational procedures are certified and not the resulting quality.

IMCI has a different approach which focuses on quality expected by a customer. There exist clearly defined quality objectives, whose compliance is checked regularly. This result certification has the advantage, that the end user is shown a defined and validated quality of services which are provided.


Excellent retail trade and service companies can be found here.

Companies have the opportunity to get certification in one or more of the following specialised business areas :

•    Boat specialised trade

•    Accessories specialised trade

•    Boat service specialised trade

•    Engine sales & service specialised trade (3 levels)


The quality catalogue has a total of approximately 200 individual quality criteria including about 90 mandatory ones which must be fulfilled in any case. For the other performance criteria points can be collected  to reach the specified and required minimum number of points. Each company gets audited by an IMCI Inspector.

When all mandatory criteria and also the required minimum points are reached, the certification is granted for a total of 3 years.



Craig Scholten
Rec Boat Holdings, LLC
IMCI’s approach to product certification is very professional and totally supported by a team that understands the process.
Guido - Thank you very much for your excellent work and service.
Uli - Your team is the best!
Compliance Specialist
Jim Herron
Monterey Boats
I appreciate the speed and efficiency your department displayed in processing our certificate updates this year. I am very happy with your services.
Jim Herron
Compliance Engineer
Thom Dammrich
National Marine Manufacturers Association
Congratulations, Uli.
The success of IMCI is due to the outstanding customer service provided by you, your highly qualified staff, and the unparalleled reach and quality of your global team of Inspectors.
Ana Rodríguez Peiró
Aitamar s.l.
IMCI is exactly the organisation that fulfils the standard of professionalism, seriousness and high level quality for the certification process that we require for our clients.
Ana Rodríguez Peiró
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The IMCI website offers information about followings subjects: 1. The CE certification of boats and components (like: hatch, fuel hose, steering system, fuel tank and other). 2. Certification of new and used / old boats for the European market. Sometimes this process is also called: CE certification, boat certification, European certification etc. 3. The CE certificate is demanded if you import a new or used boat to EU (imported boat) as a privat or legal person. 4. Most times you have to show the CE certificate and Declaration of Conformity (DoC) to register the boat in your country (boat registration). 5. The certification must be in accordance with the Recreational Craft Directive 94/25/EC amended by Directive 2003/44/EC. 6. Second hand boats are assessed by a Post Construction Assessment (PCA). The issued document is the Report of Conformity.