Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Bureau Veritas ISO 9001 ISO 14001 NMMA ABYC
Marlow Yachts are manufactured at the state of the art Norsemen Shipyard facility, located near Xiamen, China. It is with great pride that we offer all sizes with the highest available CE certification by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance for Category A (Ocean). CE certification is a quality and seaworthiness assurance program that employs increasingly higher specifications for certification to a given rating. The certifying firm makes no recommendations as to the level sought however the manufacturer must pass ever higher standards to advance from the lowest (D, sheltered waters) to the highest (A Ocean Class). The categories offered range from "D" indicating sheltered water usage up to the top category of "A", which Marlow builds to. The definition of category A is:
“A. Ocean: Designed for extended voyages where conditions may exceed wind force 8 (Beaufort scale) and significant wave heights of 4 meters (13+ feet) and above but excluding abnormal conditions, and vessel largely self-sufficient.”
Marlow Explorer Yachts are certified by Lloyds Register and ISO 9001, a status enjoyed by less than a handful of pleasure powerboat manufacturers worldwide and they are the first manufacturing company in China to receive this level of certification.
Marlow Yachts is pleased to announce that we have joined the company of world select boat builders in achieving Bureau VERITAS unrestricted navigation. This is an honor held by less than 1% of yacht builders worldwide.
Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance is one of the world’s foremost management system certification, business assurance and training organizations. Established in 1985 by the internationally renowned Lloyd’s Register, LRQA pioneered the modern day principles of quality assurance, and is now acknowledged worldwide for reliability, integrity and innovation.
Certification gives interested parties an assurance that management intent, defined in the documented management systems, is supported by evidence of the way work is actually performed.
Marlow Yachts is committed to minimizing harmful effects on the environment caused by its activities and strives to achieve continual improvement of its environmental performance. To this end Marlow Yachts is currently under testing and type approval for the prestigious ISO 14001 category certification to augment and certify its commitment to quality manufacturing in and environmentally respectful manner. ISO14001 certifies that the manufacturer has implemented full environmental controls on every segment of the manufacturing process from purchasing through receipt and final use of the products involved. ISO14001 further insures that the manufacturer has implemented a plan for proper disposal of non recyclable materials with proper storage and handling of byproducts intended for recycling. This lofty standard requires that the manufacturer design and place emergency procedures for full containment of accidental spills or discharges.
The American Boat & Yacht Council, ABYC, was created in 1954 as a non-profit organization to develop safety standards for the design, construction, equipage, repair and maintenance of boats of less than 150 feet. The mission of ABYC is to improve boating safety and reduce the number of injuries and fatalities. As a consequence of the continuing success of this mission, ABYC has evolved into a viable alternative to mandatory government regulation of the marine industry.
Marlow Yachts is a certified NMMA, National Marine Manufacturers Association, yacht builder. The NMMA Boat & Yacht Certification helps manufacturers ensure their boats are built to applicable standards set by the American Boats & Yacht Council (ABYC), and to inform the public of such compliance.
The program requires boat manufacturers to submit applications for all models, and to undergo a physical inspection by an NMMA inspector annually. To achieve Certification, a manufacturer must demonstrate that all variances found during the inspection have been corrected. The manufacturer is responsible for ensuring that all production units are manufactured in compliance with the certified design.
Program participants must certify all recreational models (except racing craft) marketed in the U.S.A. for non-commercial use.
Marlow is proud to be a pioneer in responsible manufacturing on a global basis.