Standardization of design, construction, structural elements, outfitting parts, equipment, methods and technology, and marine environmental matters, used in large yacht building and in the operation of large yachts, comprising super-yachts, mega-yachts and large yachts used in commercial, charter and pleasure use. Focus should be on unique requirements for large yachts as defined and should not duplicate existing standards.

Excluded: Small recreational craft less than 24 meters, which are within the Scope of ISO TC 188 (Small craft)

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Published ISO standards *


ISO standards under development *

Participating members
Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 8/SC 12/AHG 1   New deliverables Working group
ISO/TC 8/SC 12/AHG 3 IMO Communications Working group
ISO/TC 8/SC 12/CAG 1   Chair's Advisory Group Working group
ISO/TC 8/SC 12/WG 2   Safety and hull integrity Working group
ISO/TC 8/SC 12/WG 3 Equipment Working group
ISO/TC 8/SC 12/WG 5   Quality assessment and acceptance criteria Working group
ISO/TC 8/SC 12/WG 6   Environment and sustainability Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 8/SC 12

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 8/SC 12:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 35 Paints and varnishes ISO
ISO/TC 188 Small craft ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 8/SC 12

ISO/TC 8/SC 12 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 8 Ships and marine technology ISO
ISO/TC 8/SC 2 Marine environment protection ISO
ISO/TC 35 Paints and varnishes ISO
ISO/TC 146/SC 2 Workplace atmospheres ISO
ISO/TC 188 Small craft ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
IACS - classification International Association of Classification Societies A
ICOMIA International Council of Marine Industry Associations A
ILAMA International Life-Saving Appliance Manufacturers' Association A
ISS International Superyacht Society A
SYBAss Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) A

ISO/TC 8/SC 12 - Secretariat

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