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New EU Official Journal publication
  • 2020-Jan-29

New EU Official Journal publication

According to the COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2020/50 of 21 January 2020 on the harmonised standards for recreational craft and personal watercraft 2 ISO standards have been harmonised.

EN ISO 10087:2019 “Small craft - Craft identification - Coding system”

EN ISO 10087:2019 supersedes EN ISO 10087:2006 without any transition on 21 January 2020.

The main changes compared to the previous edition are as follows:

  • new definitions 3.3 and 3.4 (country of manufacturer and small craft);
  • updated manufacturer’s identification code requirements (see 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6 and 5.2).


EN ISO 12215-5:2019 “Small craft - Hull construction and scantlings - Part 5: Design pressures for monohulls, design stresses and scantlings determination”

In order to give manufacturers sufficient time to prepare for the application of standard EN ISO 12215-5:2019, the date of withdrawal of the EN ISO 12215-5:2018 has been extended until 30 June 2021. Until then both standards give the Presumption of Conformity.

The main changes compared to the previous edition are as follows:

  • clarification of the scope and of many definitions, dimensions, and assessment;
  • definition of a theoretical hull/deck limit height ZSDT in Table 3;
  • renaming of nCG into kDYN in Table 7;
  • lowering of the values of kL in the aft part of the craft in Table 8;
  • deletion of kAR min, to better consider large panels, mainly sandwiches, in Table 9;
  • improvement of the values of kSUP in Table 10;
  • modification of design pressures for motor and sailing craft in Tables 12 & 13;
  • modification of design stresses introducing kBB and kAM factors in Tables 15 to 17;
  • incorporation of requirements for work boats in Table 2, Clause 12 and Annex J;
  • possibility to use a wider range of assessment methods detailed in Table 18;
  • move of the previous assessment method (now called "simplified") in Annex A;
  • improvements/clarification of the simplified method (panel assessment, hard chined sections,
  • frameless sections, simple and double curvature, attached plating, requirements for core, etc.);
  • development of Annex C for the determination of mechanical properties of composites;
  • reminder in A.14 of the requirements of ISO 12215-9 on reinforcement of the hull in way of ballast keel attachment;
  • new Annex I only recommending minimum thickness for single skin and sandwich that are no longer mandatory;
  • new Annex J defining different types of commercial craft and workboats and their requirements;
  • new Annex K defining loads induced by outboard engines;
  • new Annex L proposing an application sheet of this document to explain how it has been used;
  • for clarity, this edition generally uses tables to present formulas and requirements


Be aware that according to Article 7, cl. 4 of the Directive 2013/53/EU it is the manufacturer’s obligation to use always the latest harmonised standard in order to achieve Presumption of Conformity.

Here you can see the current list of ISO standards used under Directive 2013/53/EU on Recreational Craft and Personal Watercraft.