WHICH BOATS NEED TO COMPLY ?
All recreational craft of between 2.5m and 24m which have been put
on the market or into
Are there exemptions from RCD compliance ?
Who is responsible for compliance ?
The company or person first placing the product on the European Market
What are the Builders Obligations ?
The manufacturer must satisfy these requirements even if using a self-assessment module.
What happens if a boat doesn't comply ?
Compliance is enforced by Trading Standards Officers with penalties
of £5,000 and/or
What is a Notified Body and what do they do ?
Notified Bodies are Government appointed organisations that will verify
Currently a notified body must be involved in a Design Category A,
B or C assessments
A) OCEAN -
B) OFFSHORE -
C) INSHORE -
D) SHELTERED WATERS -
For further details about the RCD, please visit: David Greening Naval Architect Ltd