LabTest is the industry leader in assisting manufacturers to acquire approvals for marine products. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will provide you with the knowledge and assessments you need to get your marine products approved for your intended market.
Our extensive network and experience in the Marine Industry offers clients easy access to the CE Mark, Classification Agency Type Approval and the Wheel Mark for the Marine Equipment Directive. At LabTest, we favor a single test plan. This positive and proven approach provides you with a one stop solution for your product approvals.
For your next marine equipment approval, let us assist you with the approval process. We can make it an easy, efficient and affordable experience.
LabTest is a Recognized Test Laboratory by DNV for environmental testing as per EN 60945
LabTest's approach to Type Approval with a Single Test Plan, we reduce your time to market and your testing costs. With our established network with classification agencies, we can help you get your desired classification (Type Approval).
Following is a list of a few classification agencies we work with:
Product within the scope of the Marine Equipment Directive (96/98/EC) shall apply to equipment for use on board ships:
(a) a new Community ship whether or not the ship is situated within the Community at the time of construction;
(b) an existing Community ship
— where such equipment was not previously carried on board
— where equipment which was previously carried on board the ship is replaced, except where international conventions permit otherwise, whether or not the ship is situated within the Community when the equipment is placed on board.
Canadian Coast Guard
LabTest evaluates products in accordance to the CSA Standards and the TP Specifications as required by the Canadian Coast Guard.
United States Coast Guard
LabTest evaluates products in accordance to the ABYC Standards and the CFR Specifications as required by the US Coast Guard.
Recreational Craft Directive
LabTest evaluates products in accordance to the published standards in the Official Journal of the European Union, as per the Recreational Craft Directive. LabTest is listed as a Recognized Testing Facility by the International Marine Certification Institute for the Recreational Craft Directive.