Last 20 News
- (2017-01-17) Directive 94/25/EC will be repealed !
- (2017-01-05) EU Official Journal News with regards to Directive 2013/53/EU
- (2016-12-21) Merry Christmas and a peaceful 2017
- (2016-11-13) ISO Standards Packages available at IMCI in English, French and German for the Recreational Craft Directive
- (2016-09-09) EN ISO 14895:2016 and EN ISO 16315:2016 were published in the EU Official Journal
- (2016-06-21) “Blue Guide 2016” was published
- (2016-06-20) The RSG Guidelines 2016 have been published
- (2016-06-17) New form of the Declaration of Conformity with regard to the new Directive 2013/53/EU available
- (2016-06-14) EU Official Journal News with regards to Directive 2013/53/EU
- (2016-06-02) IMCI Achieves Notification for Recreational Craft Directive II
- (2016-05-20) The time limit for the application of ISO stability standards 2013 for boats and yachts was extended
- (2016-04-10) Lars Granholm is dead
- (2016-02-21) IMCI is Lake Constance accredited laboratory
- (2016-01-21) Attention: New ISO Stability Standards for Craft are in force !
- (2015-12-21) Merry Christmas and a peaceful 2016
- (2015-10-01) Engineering Compliance and CE Seminar Registration Now Open
- (2015-09-09) IMCI seminar session in course of IBEX 2015
- (2015-07-03) The RSG Guidelines 2015 have been published
- (2014-12-19) Merry Christmas and a very prosperous 2015
- (2014-12-18) IMCI will be again on BOOT in Düsseldorf, Germany
Albatross Marine Design
|IMCI is the most trusted pilot in paper storms of small craft certification.
Zodiac Hurricane Technologies Inc.
|IMCI is really a great and flexible organization, a leader who brings together the present, and the vision of the future on the marine regulatory business, providing to you great assistance and service to build and certify EC compliant product,…it’s like a good quality reliable radar that helps you to navigate the “rough seas” of the continuous changing directives, and regulations for the marine industry.
|IMCI certification allows Volvo Penta to market its US-built products confidently in Europe. Its certification process ensures a timely, thoughtful review of our engineering decision-making. IMCI's professionals help keep us appraised of upcoming changes in regulations to allow us to react well in advance of enforcement.
IMCI certification means peace of mind for Volvo Penta and our OEM customers.
Vice President Marine Sales
|To the IMCI Staff,
During the years we have had many new designs CE certified by IMCI.
Both the final handling of the applications and in the assisting us in making the correct decisions it has always been pleasant to work with you.
We are often pushing you in terms of time to get an approval through or quick answers. In those cases we have always been mead with understanding and quick responses from your side.
You are very focused in insuring quality which makes our job a lot easier.
We have also praises to the inspectors (Lars Olsen and Tomas Valling) who have always been quick and solid in doing the inspections ensuring a minimum processing time whilst ensuring high quality.
I am looking forward to further working with you on future projects.
Intrepid Powerboats Inc.
Wanted recognize and pass along some great praise, thanks and appreciation to the IMCI staff! Ralf and Udo provided clear expertise at every level and outstanding support in helping us expedite the certification process.
We had boats in port and your staff worked over and beyond to help us out.
Cheers and see you soon my friend,
Volvo Penta of the Americas, LLC
|Volvo Penta can always rely on the IMCI team to provide excellent service in a timely and professional manner. Whether it is a certification application or a question about the standards and how they might apply to our products, we are consistently provided with a prompt and well reasoned response to all our needs.
Thank you and keep up the good work!
Manager, Emissions and Regulations
|Francesco Ruiz de Ballesteros
LYNX Yachts B.V.
I wish to thank you and all the IMCI staff, for the absolute professionalism showed through all the certification process of the YXT-One, and the invaluable guidance during the final stage of the process, which allowed for a smooth delivery to our client.
Lynx Yachts is a new formed shipyard, and YXT-One was the first Lynx Yachts vessel built under the RCD, we would not have done it without the precious and continuous guidance coming from Renze Dijkstra (Radar Scheepsexperts) and IMCI.I hope this was only the first of a long series of Lynx Yachts vessels built in cooperation with IMCI.
Ing. Francesco Ruiz de Ballesteros
Naval Architect & Marine Surveyor
YXT Project Manager
Robertson and Caine
|IMCI’s speed of response to all our queries and the professional handling makes dealing with IMCI a pleasure for me and my team.
Quality Assurance Manager
|Aart van Twillert
|IMCI is a very skilled and quick organisation. As builder of custom yachts we work therefore gladly with them together.
Over the years there a fine relationship was developed.
Aart van Twillert
|Marcel & Maurice Pols
Altena Yachting B.V.
|The combination of solid workmanship, client input and modern yachtbuilding techniques makes each Altena Yacht a superb yacht.
IMCI fully supports us in these projects.
Marcel Pols und Maurice Pols
|Ana Rodríguez Peiró
|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
Regal Marine Industries
|Dear IMCI team:
Thank you for your assistance with our certification. Your team continues to provide impeccable customer service delivered in a most professional manner on a timely basis. Your staff always goes the extra mile with key "go to" people every step of the way to assist the customer. We recommend others use your certification services. The positive business experience you provide to the boating community is definitely refreshing and appreciated!
Henningsen & Steckmest
|On IMCI, we appreciate especially the high flexibility and availability - and the pragmatic approach being so important to the individual construction of yachts.
IMCI works always in a practical approach.
Sea Eagle Boats, Inc.
|Our new STS10 inflatable boat model is about to go in production in the next week. It is great to receive the CE Examination Report in less than two weeks of filing the application. Thanks for your very prompt service. We really appreciate this. It's a pleasure to deal with a professional organization like IMCI. Keep up the good work!
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!
FRIEDRICH MARX GmbH & Co. KG
|Thanks for the super quick handling all RCD matters! The cooperation with IMCI works excellent!
|Bonnie & Mark Hauptner
Ocean Master Marine, Inc
|Hello Ulrich Heinemann,
We just wanted to tell you how impressed and pleased we have been with doing business with IMCI. We have worked with 3 individuals at IMCI through a couple of years- and they have all been a pleasure to do business with. .
Bonnie & Mark Hauptner
Brunswick Boat Group
|Staying on top of the both the Directive and the ISO standards takes commitment and expertise. IMCI helps its business partners by participating in standards development, providing easy to use certification tools, and engineering oversight. Complying in the worldwide market place takes a lot of effort - IMCI is there to help you navigate every step of the way. There is no better choice.
David Christopher Marlow
Director Product Integrity
Kesäpurje Sailing School
|Dear Renate Heeren,
Thanks a lot for the information. I am very happy that the certificate is on the way to me.
I am very satisfied with the professional approach and good service I have received from IMCI people; from the IMCI office and the Finnish IMCI Inspector, Mr Anton Salokoski.
I can truly recommend your services to anybody who needs to certify a boat.
Sailing and Navigation Instructor
RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore
|It’s a big decision to sell your product to the European market.
Partnering with IMCI is the most effective way to navigate the standards and regulations that come with European clients.
|Joseph N. Hoffman
Ilmor Engineering Inc.
|To IMCI Staff:
I would like to thank, on behalf of Ilmor Engineering, Inc. and Ilmor Marine, LLC, everyone at IMCI who has contributed to completing the certification projects initiated by Ilmor over the past few years, which has greatly helped our business growth. This includes a special expression of appreciation to Marc Schneeberg and Doug French, both having demonstrated expertise, patience and diligence to help bring Ilmor’s marine certification projects to successful completion.
Mr. Schneeberg, especially, provided vital service to help Ilmor achieve the coveted BSO Exhaust Gas Type Approval (especially important to Ilmor as one of the company co-founders, Mario Illien, is a native of Switzerland) in an effort that was more challenging and labor-intensive than either of us may have anticipated. He has also handled other certification materials and correspondence in a professional and timely manner.
Mr. French, as Exhaust Emissions Inspector, has provided thorough and cooperative professional inspection service, while demonstrating engineering expertise and organization which has helped to complete data collection and submission efficiently.
I look forward to working with IMCI for certification of new Ilmor marine engine products, as well as current models, in the future.
Joseph N. Hoffman
Governmental Compliance Specialist
|Dear Dr. Wolff,
I appreciate very much the efforts you and your organisation have done for these certifications.
It avoids a lot of troubles. I will not forget.
Thank you very much and regards,
|CE certification is a complex topic, but working with the IMCI group makes it much more easy, also for smaller yards. IMCI is very helpful and a reliable partner for Certification. When designing new boats, we often ask IMCI for up to date information.
Thank you very much!
|Santiago Alvarez Forn
|Dear Mr. Heinemann,
I know for a fact that complaints reach an organization very quickly, whereas good news is rather slow to travel.
So as I did get a very good service from the Marine Division (Dr. Udo Wolff, Mr. Andreas Bender and Mr. Guido Voerste have been the persons I have been in touch with), I wanted to let you know that we are a highly satisfied customer.
Satisfaction comes from the quality of information provided from the onset, efficient and easy access to forms, web based support for form completion, willingness and speed of response from the people involved (especially Dr. Wolff), and speed to deliver. I was also very impressed with the web tracking possibility, which I used and worked very well, (both in terms of actual job and anxiety management!).
One could argue that it was not a particularly demanding request, but that does not diminish the quality and speed of the human and technical resources.
So thanks for running such an effective team.
I remain, yours sincerely,
Santiago Alvarez Forn
Supply Chain Manager
Robertson and Caine
I would just like to put on record my thanks all the staff at the IMCI for your assistance in speedily resolving the CE Certifications issues on our Leopard 48 Sailing Catamaran.
The speed of response to all my queries and the professional way in which they were handled make dealing with the IMCI a pleasure for me & my team.
To Peter, Ralf & Uli I am grateful to you all for your input during the Certification process.
We now have happy Owners who can register their vessels and get on with the joys of sailing rather than worry about Certification & Registration issues.
I look forward to a long and successful association between our two organisations.
Quality Assurance Manager
Florida Marine Tanks Inc.
It is a pleasure working with you and the entire IMCI staff. Since 1998 we have certi-fied nearly 500 tank models. We commend the IMCI staff for its technical knowledge and friendly, responsive service. I would not hesitate to recommend IMCI to all of the marine industry for CE certification.
National Marine Manufacturers Association
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.
I appreciate the speed and efficiency your department displayed in processing our certificate updates this year. I am very happy with your services.
Our team at USWatercraft has been proud to introduce our new C&C 30 sport racer to the competitive sailing community. From the outset of this project’s conception, we targeted a boat that was modern, nimble, and exciting to sail. With that, safety and reliability were paramount ingredients, knowing that the boats would be pushed hard, horizon to horizon. As the fleet grows, those horizons include several European markets, too.
All of these factors led us down a clear decision path: safety and reliability warranted CE certification, and IMCI’s staff and associates were the best resource of experience and helpful direction to guide us through the process.
Steve Carrier here in the USA, along with Ulrich, Guido, and the IMCI team in Brussels provided clear information with regards to the web of ISO standards: stability; downflooding assessment; hatch and portlight integrity; crew weight limitations; and the like, all coupled to a specific design category and anticipated (and potentially rough) sailing conditions.
Though the underlying calculations and application submissions took some investment of time on our part, we are confident and very thankful that the CE review process greatly benefits USWatercraft as a company, and gives a welcomed extra margin of safety to those who sail our boats.
Thank you, IMCI … we appreciate all that you offer!
Senior Naval Architect / Chief Design Engineer
|Peter Methven, OBE
|IMCI is at the forefront of EU RCD homologation and their level of professionalism is exemplary. IMCI’s willingness to react to urgent requests exemplifies their customer service ethos. For technical knowledge, IMCI continues to provide invaluable guidance.
Peter Methven, OBE
|IMCI and his representative in Croatia, Prof. Dejhalla, were recommended to us for the certification of our first RIB, Falkor 22. The whole process was smooth and Prof. Dejhalla was fulfilling our expectations. At the end, we are very pleased with the service IMCI provided to us and will certainly use their service again.
|Robert L. Johnstone
MJM Yachts LLC
|You are to be congratulated, and I am grateful, for the hands-on service you and your surveyors have provided MJM Yachts, through its licensed builder, Boston BoatWorks, on its path to developing the technology enabling MJM to become the world leader in high-tech fuel efficient powerboats.
It is reassuring to be able to build and market these vessels within the framework of a good international standard and to have such timely response from personnel that are a pleasure to work with.
Founder & CEO
Island Spirit Multihulls
|I would like to let you know what a pleasure it was working with Peter Jacops and the staff of International Marine Certification Institute.
Peter is a professional with all the interactions we had with him and he helped us to understand the RCD and the ISO standards. They meant for us to raise our own standards not only going through the certification process, but in our Quality Control and building process as well.
The interactions I’ve had with the other staff members in Belgium were also very positive.
From myself and the staff at Island Spirit Multihulls, we would like to thank you and staff at IMCI and we look forward to working with Peter and IMCI in the future for our future models.
|Lars & Bregina van Straten
|Starting from the drawing board, IMCI is involved in the CE certification. Due to this hands-on approach, the build is not delayed by the CErtification, but is supported by it.
Lars & Bregina van Straten,
|In CE certification of our luxury yachts, IMCI expertly guides us in full confidentiality and with fine expertise.
Ningbo Fuhua Boat Building Industry Co. Ltd.
We do feel very happy to work with you and hope we will have new boat models to be CE certified in near future.
Thank you once more for all your help and have a nice weekend!
Shanghai Far East FRP Boat CO. LTD.
|Thanks for all, thanks to the whole IMCI Team (Peter, Alex, Larry, Randall!),
Without your work, our team’s several months’ promotion, and preparation work for competing in the China Cup will become zero. It will damage our brand seriously (as Alex said, a BIG BIG thank you to Peter).
We are very happy and satisfied working with such a efficient person and company.
Look forward to working with you again.
Thanks and best regards!
Allow me to express, on behalf of the entire shipyard Mylius, a great appreciation for the great effort that IMCI has to issue certificate of Mylius 18E35 in times that were certainly prohibitive.
It 'been a substantial contribution to our business.
See you soon, with new projects!
Felix Riedl Management & Financial Consulting GmbH
|Dear Mr. Heinemann,
Your department has done great work in an unconventional way and supported my company and the "Aquilasailingteam" in a very human and unbureaucratic way (creation of a CE certificate for an IMS 500 in a short time). This is a valuable service for the sailing sport.
Many thanks to your team and to Capt. Müller.
Marlow Yachts Limited Inc.
|To your comments that IMCI is accredited for certification for module B+F, too, we are aware and have contracted the services of IMCI to perform the inspections and certification for our new model, the “Marlow Voyager”. Tim Withrington performed the surveys, etc. and we were pleased with the service and the cost. We definitely keep IMCI in mind when the need arises for certifications.
|In an on-going process of high-tech innovations, we have been awarded the ‘European Boat of the Year Award 2014’. We have a high speed in developing new building techniques and models and need partners who can keep up with us.
IMCI can offhand.
Thank you for your kind service. It is my privilege to work with a great organization. Working with IMCI staff has been a rewarding experience.
Carolina Classic Boats
|I have been using IMCI for many years and you have always been very professional and prompt with your services. You make CE Certification much easier with your willingness to answer any questions that arise.
|Dear IMCI team,
Thank you for your service during certification of our Pearlsea models of motor boats, it was done perfect and quick as usual IMCI service is doing.
Special thanks to your Inspector Prof. Roko Dejhalla for his informations and service during process of certification.
|Larry W. Kuhns
Stingray Boat Company
|Six years ago, when I was given the task of certifications, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. A task which I have repeated thanked my management for giving to me.
I began by trying to find any and all documentation left by my predecessor. To my disbelief, I found very little. I found some Excel worksheets, certificates from something called IMCI, and even a couple printed copies of ISO standards. I even went so far as to contact my predecessor, predecessor and obtained little more information. Basically, I started with nothing except some organization called International Marine Certification Institute.
Fortunately, I was able to attend a CE Certification Seminar before I had to complete my first application. I remember asking what a scantling was. Now I regret that I learned.
CE certifications are all about details, formulas, forms, and documentation. From the first certification, when I didn’t understand what a scantling was to my last certification when I regretted learning what they are, I have always received help on every question or problem from everyone on staff at IMCI. No matter how small or trivial, everyone treated me as if my question was their number one concern.
IMCI isn’t just about details and forms. More importantly, it is about the help you receive when you have questions or when a problem arises in a foreign port. What can an American boat manufacturer do when the Custom official in Spain is holding a load of boats because he thinks every boat should have an original Certificate. What do you do when another load of boats is being held in Bremerhaven because the Declaration of Conformity doesn’t specifically tell him to look for the motor manufacturer Declaration of Conformity for noise emission? The answer is simple, call IMCI and ask for their assistance.
The implementation of their “Guided Application System” using a link to Rulefinder is a valuable tool that no one submitting an application should be without. The implementation of the free simplified ISO 12215 tool has made the data collection and calculation of scantlings easy. Another tool, no one should be without. All of these tools would be useless, if it weren’t for the staff and field inspectors. Without them and their help it would be difficult for an American manufacturer to export boats into the European Union.
Larry W Kuhns