European Commission updates list of European Harmonized Standards for the Recreational Craft Directive (94/25/EC)

On January 4, the European Commission published an updated list of the European harmonized standards that pertain to the Recreational Craft Directive (94/25/EC). The standards on this list may be used by manufacturers to prove that their boats or engines complies with the essential requirements of this directive.

Important to note is that there are two new harmonized standards on the list:

  • EN ISO 6185-4:2011
    Inflatable boats — Part 4: Boats with a hull length of between 8 m and 24 m with a motor power rating of 15 kW and greater (ISO 6185-4:2011)
  • EN ISO 11591:2011
    Small craft, engine-driven — Field of vision from helm position (ISO 11591:2011)

These two standards can now be used by manufactures for which they are relevant to prove compliance with the relevant essential requirements of the Recreational Craft Directive (94/25/EC).

This updated list is important to all manufacturers of CE marked pressure equipment that have used European harmonized standards to prove CE compliance. If you have applied standards to prove compliance with the aforementioned directive, we recommend you to check the new list of standards to see if any of the standard you applied have been updated, or whether there are new standards available for your products. When standards have been updated by this list, you need to re-evaluate your products against the updated standard and update your Declaration of Conformity.

The updated list of standards can be found in our Library shortly.

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