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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.3 code 3511


Changes have been made to the original printed version. Check the Registry for details.
Last change: 4/9/1996


  • Tabulation Category: D - Manufacturing
  • Division: 35 - Manufacture of other transport equipment
  • Group: 351 - Building and repairing of ships and boats
  • Class: 3511 - Building and repairing of ships

Explanatory note

This class includes ship building and repairing (other than yachts and other vessels for pleasure or sports) and the construction and repair of floating structures. Manufacture of sections for ships or floating structures.
Building of vessels used in commerce, in pursuits related to commerce or in the carriage of passengers including multi-purpose vessels.
Building of vessels designed for ocean, coastal or inland waters.
Building of passenger vessels. Building of fishing boats and fish processing factory vessels.
Building of tugs and pusher craft. Building of non-motorized vessels (e.g. barges). Building of vessels designed to be stationary (e.g. light-ships). Building of vessels the main activity of which is not navigation (e.g. dredgers, floating docks, floating or submersible drilling platforms).
Building of hovercraft.
Building of boats with hulls resembling pleasure boats but specially equipped for commercial service or services related to commerce.
Building of warships and auxiliary naval vessels (e.g. troopships and hospital ships).
Building of vessels built or equipped for scientific investigation.
Construction of floating structures: pontoons, non-recreational inflatable rafts, coffer-dams, landing stages, buoys, floating tanks, etc.
Maintenance, overhaul and repairing of ships or floating structures.
Ship breaking-up.

Exclusions: Manufacture of parts of vessels, other than major hull assemblies, is classified either according to material employed (e.g. sails -- class 1721 (Manufacture of made-up textile articles, except apparel), iron or steel anchors -- class 2899 (Manufacture of other fabricated metal products n.e.c.)) or according to type of article (e.g. compression ignition engines -- class 2911 (Manufacture of engines and turbines, except aircraft, vehicle and cycle engines)).
Manufacture of navigational and other instruments used aboard ships is classified in class 3312 (Manufacture of instruments and appliances for measuring, checking, testing, navigating and other purposes, except industrial process control equipment).
Manufacture of amphibian motor vehicles is classified in class 3410 (Manufacture of motor vehicles).

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