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International Marine Certification
Institute Recreational Craft
Directive 94/35/CE

Boat design categories as defined by Institute Recreational Craft:

Design Category
Wind Force
Beaufort Scale (knots)
Significant Wave Height
in meters (feet)
A - "Ocean" exceeding 8 (over 40 kts.) exceeding 4 (over 13 ft.)
B - "Offshore" up to and including 8 (34-40 kts.) up to and including 4 (13 ft.)
C - "Inshore" up to and including 6 (22-27 kts.) up to and including 2 (6.5 ft.)
D - "Sheltered waters" up to and including 4 (11-16 kts.) up to and including 0.5 (1.5 ft.)

A. OCEAN: Designed for extended voyages where conditions may exceed wind force 8 (Beaufort scale) and significant wave heights of 4 meters and above, and vessels largely self-sufficient.

Catalina models certified in compliance with CE category "A" include:

Catalina 30 mkIII
Catalina 310
Catalina 320
Catalina 34 mkII
Catalina 350
Catalina 36mkII
Catalina 387
Catalina 400
Catalina 42mkII
Catalina 470

B. OFFSHORE: Designed for offshore voyages where conditions up to, and including wind force 8 (Beaufort scale) and significant wave heights up to, and including, 4 meters may be experienced.

Catalina models certified in compliance with CE category "B" include:
Catalina 270
Catalina 28 mkII

C. INSHORE: Designed for voyages in coastal waters, large bays, estuaries, lakes, rivers and canals where conditions up to, and including wind force 6 (Beaufort scale) and significant wave heights up to, and including 2 meters may be experienced.

Catalina models certified in compliance with CE category "C" include:

Catalina 250 water ballast
Catalina 250 wing keel

D. SHELTERED WATERS: Designed for voyages on small lakes, rivers and canals where conditions up to, and including wind force 4 (Beaufort scale) and significant wave heights up to, and including 0.5 meters may be experienced.


ABYC Certification

American Boat & Yacht Council

The ABYC is a non-profit member supported organization which develops and publishes voluntary standards and recommended practices for boat and equipment design, construction, service, and repair.
A.B.Y.C. Standards and Recommended Practices for Small Craft

    a. Cover all aspects of boat construction related to safety and function
    b. Emphasis on mechanical and electrical systems
    c. A.B.Y.C. writes standards based on a consensus of government, industry and private sectors
    d. Standards compliance is voluntary and has no enforcement powers or mechanism
    e. Catalina follows all applicable and appropriate A.B.Y.C. standards

All Catalina models are certified in compliance with A.B.Y.C. Standards and Recommended Practices for Small Craft


N.M.M.A. Yacht Certification Program

National Marine Manufacturers Association

NMMA maintains an active Certification Program that assures consumers that boats, trailers, and lubricants meet mandatory and voluntary safety and engineering standards
    a. Voluntary compliance program
    b. Compliance of volunteer participants is monitored by N.M.M.A. staff through unannounced visits to plants and boat inspections
    c. Program is for boats over 26 feet
    d. Certification uses A.B.Y.C. standards and the Code of Federal Regulations
Catalina models certified in compliance with NMMA Certification Program include:

Catalina 270
Catalina 28 mkII
Catalina 30 mkIII
Catalina 310
Catalina 320
Catalina 34 mkII
Catalina 350
Catalina 36mkII
Catalina 387
Catalina Morgan 381
Catalina 400
Catalina 42mkII
Catalina Morgan 45
Catalina 470


Catalina Yachts • 21200 Victory Boulevard • Woodland Hills, California 91367 • Phone 818 884-7700
Catalina Yachts Florida • 7200 Bryan Dairy Rd • Largo, FL 33777 • Phone 727-544-6681


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