Category F1 fast craft - F1B

Standards for class 1 and class 2 fast craft that are at least 35m in equivalent length.



Full title 

National Standard for Commercial Vessels 

Part F – Special Vessels 

Section 1 – Fast craft 

Sub-section 1B – Category F1 fast craft.

Current edition

Edition 1.3

Commenced 1 July 2018


NSCV F1B provides requirements for the design, construction and operation of category F1 fast craft. 

A category F1 fast craft is: 

  • a domestic commercial vessel 
  • able to operate at a speed of 25 knots or more 
  • Class 1 or Class 2 
  • Class A, B, or C for operational area 
  • at least 35m in equivalent length




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Guidance notices and fact sheets for domestic commercial vessel owners and operators

High-Speed Craft (HSC) Code

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Last updated: 

Friday 27 October 2023