International RCD Compliance & Boat Import/Export Services
Blog: February 2010
Noise testing is required for any craft which does not have an integral exhaust (ie sterndrive) or for which previous (noise emissions) certification for similar craft doesn't exist.
Performing a noise test requires expensive sound metering equipment, a calm day and time.
We are aware that some of our competitors (especially US based) will say noise tests are not required, knowing that they are. The reality is that these companies or individuals don't have the capability to perform noise testing and thus avoid them.
The CE mark is the official marking required by the European Community for products that will be sold, or put into service for the first time, anywhere in the European community. It proves to the buyer or user that a product fulfills all essential safety and environmental requirements for the product's intended use, as they are defined in the European Directives, primarily ISO Standards, but in the case of marine products, the Recreational Craft Directive as well.
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.
Transport in the USA, ocean freight or onward delivery in Europe, we have the partners to deliver the services you seek whether on a trailer or cradle. Cradle manufacture, shrink wrap, valet , insurance , it’s all there for you .