International RCD Compliance & Boat Import/Export Services
Blog: August 2009
CE Noise Emissions Testing
Noise is seldom an issue for craft fitted with engine/sterndrive combinations from the same manufacturer, assuming the sterndrive has an integral exhaust (and this is used). This covers most engines from Mercruiser and Volvo Penta (which in reality is 80%+ of the market).
If lucky, you may find that your (target) boat import is exempt from the requirements of the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) and thus outside the scope of our normal CE Marking service. This is great news, especially for older craft. The challenge is collecting the evidence to support exemption and pu
When choosing an agent to undertake a CE marking assignment you may be presented with a wide spectrum of choice, from the opportunist boat fitter, to the surveyor doing it on the side, to the Notified Body trying to maintain impartiality and offer reasonable timescales (and prices). Towards the latter end you will find a few professionals who, unshackled by conflicts of interest, offer the quality of the Notified Body at lower cost and faster too. This is where the services from Gablemarine reside.
CE Marking can be undertaken before or after boat shipping and the selection of the assessor for the CE Marking service will depend on the availability and location of suitable resource and considerations pertinent to the country of delivery.
Before the project starts, Gablemarine will issue the client with a proposal and initial invoice. The proposal sets out what we will do and the obligations of both Client and Gablemarine. It also specifies the deliverables and timescales and when signed and returned by the client forms a contract for the work.
Making sure your boat can be legally used in European (EEA) waters is a first crucial step. We provide guidance from the start , then undertake the full CE assessment on your behalf. Check the details of your craft now.
RCD exemption is typically based on evidence of use in EEA waters prior to 16th June 1998. If you think your craft may be exempt, tell us why and we’ll confirm your position. If agreed, then we’ll give you our RCD exemption certificate.
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