2.0 RCD update

With only six months left before the new EU Recreational Craft Directive 2013/53/EU starts applying on 18 January 2016, European Boating Industry and ICOMIA are pleased to bring you the 2.0 update of our EU RCD Guide.

The text has been further improved, shortened and clarified, thanks to the good feedback and comments received since its launch at METS last November.

The App functionalities were upgraded and the guide App is now available for both Apple and Android tablets, beside the PDF version supported by any device. Finally, the guide was translated into several European languages.

The main purpose of this guide is to offer companies (especially smaller ones without dedicated product compliance staff) a practical, easy-to-understand guide that helps them ensure the product they build, import or distribute on the EU single market is fully compliant and safe.

The feedback we have received since the release of the 1.0 version convinced us that translating the guide into more EU languages and releasing the Android App, will make the new rules even more accessible and known to a larger number of people.

In March, the French and Estonian versions were released, thanks to our members FIN and AEB. The Italian, German, Swedish, Spanish and Czech versions are currently under preparation and will be released soon too.

For the most up-to-date information, please go to europeanboatingindustry.eu/appsite/

From 18 January 2016, boats, personal watercraft, engines and certain components (whether imported or domestically produced) will have to meet the requirements of the new Directive to be sold on the EU single market.

Products already built and assessed according to the “old” Directive 94/25/EC as amended by Directive 2003/44/EC will have a year to be sold, until 17 January 2017.

More information from comment@europeanboatingindustry.eu

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