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Stern 37 (Photo: IMCI)

IMCI Certifies Cruiser Racer, Stern 37

The International Marine Certification Institute has announced the certification of Stern 37 by Pijnen Jachtbouw BV. The Stern 37 is a Cruiser Racer which was designed as a lightweight boat with the most possible comfort under deck. Simplicity was one of the top targets, not only under sail, but also while maneuvering in the marina. Certainly also safety aspects have been in the focus, thus the Stern 37 meets all stability requirements set by the RCD by far. Giorgios Pijnen, CEO of Pijnen Jachtbouw explained…

The Parker 750 DC (photo courtesy of the IMCI)

IMCI Certifies Two Parker Vessels

The International Marine Certification Institute today announced the certification of the PARKER 750 DC and PARKER CC models of leisure boats from Parker POLAND Sp. z o.o. As well, for the PARKER 750 CC Grzegorz Sikora, Sales and Export Specialist from Parker Poland explains: “The PARKER 750 CC makes a compromise between great performance of a sports vessel with exceptional comfort of a recreational boat," Sikora also explained. "The innovative hull has been designed for high speeds, whereas the spacious cabin will provide enjoyable boating even in severe weather conditions.

Schmitt & Ongaro Launch New Grab Rail

Created with an eye to design as well as utility and economy, the new 9” stainless steel grab rail from Schmitt & Ongaro adds a finishing touch to any vessel. Made of cast stainless steel and fitted with engineered Santoprene rubber grip inserts, the rail offers a safe and comfortable grasp, and is approved by the NMMA and the International Marine Certification Institute.   (As published in the June 2014 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News -

IMCI Celebrates 20th Anniversary

On the June 24, 1993, the International Marine Certification Institute (IMCI) has been registered as a nonprofit organization in Belgium. Now, 20 years later, IMCI is a market leader of certification under the Recreational Craft Directive. Together with all the IMCI worldwide staff –all Inspectors, office staff and Board of Directors–IMCI will celebrate this event following the annual Inspectors and Board of Directors meeting in autumn on the island of Malta.

Yacht Toro 34

IMC Certify Design Catamaran 34' Yacht

The International Marine Certification Institute (IMCI) announce certification of the yacht 'Toro 34' by Design Catamaran, togehter with much of its sailing equipment. The Toro 34 is a sport cat that offers state of the art design and manufacturing process. With its four berths, it probably will be the ideal multihull to mix performance and versatility. The yard says: “The Toro 34 is worldwide delivered in a 40’ container and easy to trailer on its custom design retractable trailer.” The hulls are realized by infusion process, providing generally constant quality and a superior finish.

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IMCI Certifies Van Dam Custom 27'3" Yacht Tender

The International Marine Certification Institute (IMCI) announced the certification of the new Custom 27'3" Yacht Tender. The wooden masterpiece was produced by Van Dam custom Boats in collaboration with Michael Peters Yacht Design. The elegant boat can fit the very tight parameters of the boat garage inside the mother ship. The combination of MPYD’s artistry and Van Dams workmanship guarantees that every detail is executed to perfection. From the finest mahogany milled from a single log…

Ulrich Heinemann: Photo credit ABYC

ABYC Name Board of Directors, Appoint New Member

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) appoint Ulrich Heinemann, to the new Board of Directors. Ulrich Heinemann is Managing Director of the International Marine Certification Institute (IMCI) which is located in Brussels, Belgium; he has also been re-appointed as a member of the ABYC Technical Board. International Marine Certification Institute (IMCI) with headquarters in Brussels is an independent, conformity assessment body notified by the EU to perform CE certifications referring the recreational Craft Directive 94/25/EC as emended by 2003/44/EC.