ASTM F2460 - 19

    Standard Practice for Special Requirements for Bumper Boats

    Active Standard ASTM F2460 | Developed by Subcommittee: F24.60

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 The purpose of this practice is to delineate information and to establish procedures for the operation of a bumper boat amusement ride.

    3.2 The device is a single craft, unattached to other craft or common frame system. It is non-human powered without connection to a common energy source. It is driver controlled with respect to acceleration, speed, and steering.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice establishes criteria for the design, manufacture, and operations of bumper boats. These are boats used to bump into each other intentionally as directed by drivers as a form of entertainment. Boats are fitted with an inflatable or impact attenuating device to allow for such bumping.

    1.2 This practice follows Practices F1193 and F770 as the basic level of safety for bumper boats. These practices shall be followed for all bumper boats under this practice. This practice shall include all modifications, improvements, and deviations to design, quality, manufacture, construction, ownership, operation, inspection, and maintenance of a bumper boat

    1.3 This practice does not apply to personal watercraft, human powered watercraft, or watercraft used for general purposes by private owners.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    SAE Standards

    SAE J1171 External Ignition Protection of Marine Electrical Devices

    ASTM Standards

    F770 Practice for Ownership, Operation, Maintenance, and Inspection of Amusement Rides and Devices

    F1159 Practice for Design of Amusement Rides and Devices that are Outside the Purview of Other F24 Design Standards

    F1193 Practice for Quality, Manufacture, and Construction of Amusement Rides and Devices

    NFPA Standards

    NFPA 10-2002 Standard for Portable fire extinguishers


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 47.080 (Small craft)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/F2460-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM F2460-19, Standard Practice for Special Requirements for Bumper Boats, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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