If you plan to buy a non CE'd boat, yacht or personal water craft (PWC), whether it is a new or used watercraft, you should read the following carefully before signing the sales contract. It is recommended that you equip yourself with the original text of the Watercraft Directive 2013/53/EU (RCD).
In accordance with Annex V of the RCD all essential requirements of Annex I are applicable also for such recreational craft and PWC. This includes design, construction, noise and exhaust.
As examples, the following watercraft are covered by the PCA:
Attention is drawn to the responsibility and the legal aspects, having the person placing the watercraft on the market or putting it into service in the EEA, as applicable, to assume the role of the manufacturer and being identified as the responsible person in this context (not being the authorised manufacturers representative).
IMCI will be happy to assess your craft. Please have a look at the listing of IMCI Inspectors and contact your nearest CE-Inspector with the assessment scope "Design & Construction". He will inspect your watercraft and inform you about all necessary steps.