Recreational Craft Directive (94/25/EC)
Directive 94/25/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 June 1994 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to recreational craft.
Directive 94/25/EC was published on the 16st of June 1994, and it came into force 20 days later..
The Recreational Craft Directive (94/25/EC, as amended by Directive 2003/44/EC) is intended to ensure a high level of safety for users, as well as regulate exhaust and noise emissions of certain types of engine-propelled recreational craft. The Directive aims to harmonise the rules governing the sale of recreational craft within the EU.
Which Products Are Covered By The Recreational Craft Directive (94/25/EC)?
This Directive applies:
For the purposes of this Directive the following definitions apply:
- ‘recreational craft’: any boat of any type intended for sports and leisure purposes of hull length from 2,5 m to 24 m, measured according to the harmonised standard, regardless of the means of propulsion; the fact that the same boat could be used for charter or for recreational boating training shall not prevent it being covered by this Directive when it is placed on the Community market for recreational purposes;
- (b) ‘personal watercraft’: a vessel less than 4 m in length which uses an internal combustion engine having a water jet pump as its primary source of propulsion and designed to be operated by a person or persons sitting, standing or kneeling on, rather than within the confines of, a hull;
- (c) ‘propulsion engine’: any spark or compression ignition, internal combustion engine used for propulsion purposes, including two stroke and four-stroke inboard, stern-drive with or without integral exhaust and outboard engines;
Which Products Are Not Covered By The
Recreational Craft Directive (94/25/EC)?
How to Comply with the Recreational Craft Directive (94/25/EC):
The Recreational Craft Directive offers two ways to perform conformity assessment:
1. Internal Production Control or CE marking self-certification: the manufacturer performs the conformity assessment and documents the assessment in his own right. Only permitted for craft in design category D & craft in category C with LH<12m. 2. Involvement of a Notified Body in the other cases.
European Harmonised Standards Related to Recreational Craft Directive (94/25/EC):
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