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The latest standards for the Recreational Craft Directive have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union

Published on: 30 January 2020


Two new standards have just been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, which now means that they can be used to give a presumption of conformity with the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD).

During the recent CEN technical committee 464 meeting held last week at boot Düsseldorf (Thursday 23 January 2020). British Marine was informed by the European Commission that the following two standards have been harmonised (their references were published in the Official Journal as L 17 on the 22 January 2020):

  • EN ISO 10087: 2019 Small craft — Craft identification — Coding system
  • EN ISO 12215-5: 2019 Small craft — Hull construction and scantlings, Part 5: Design pressures for monohulls, design stresses and scantlings determination

Please note, 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 reference of the previous version of the standard has been extended until 30 June 2021.

The follow links to the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/50 of 21 January 2020 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/919 on the harmonised standards for recreational craft and personal watercraft drafted in support of Directive 2013/53/EU. Click here.

British Marine members seeking further advice can contact the British Marine Technical team on