RCD

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RCD

Directive for Recreational Craft

Applicable Standard
  • Recreational craft and personal watercraft directive 2013/53/EU
  • Corresponding technical standard in EU Harmonized Standards list
  • e.g) ISO 12215-5, ISO 12215-6, etc.
Main Product
Boat and Personal water craft Engine and Components
Recreational craft Partially completed boat
Emission of engine exhaust and noise Components: Ignition protection equipment for internal and stern driving engines, start-in-gear protection equipment for outboard motors, steering wheel/mechanism and cable assembly, fuel tank/hose for permanent installation, prefab hatch and porthole
Personal water craft
Product type
Design Category
Available Modules
Design andConstruction Recreational craft 2.5m ≤ Length≤ 12m 12m ≤ Length≤ 24m
A / "Ocean" Aa, B+C, B+D, B+E, B+F, G or H B+C, B+D,
B+E, B+F,
G or H
B / "Offshore"
C / "Inshore" A, Aa, B+C, B+D, B+E, B+F, G or H
When complies with stability and buoyancy harmonized standards
Aa, B+C, B+D, B+E, B+F, G or H
When does not comply with stability and buoyancy harmonized standards
D / "Sheltered Waters" A, Aa, B+C, B+D, B+E, B+F, G or H
Personal Water Craft A, Aa, B+C, B+D, B+E, B+F, G or H
Components B+C, B+D, B+F, G or H
Exhaust Propulsion engine installed or to be installed on a water-ski or recreational craft B+C, B+D, B+E, B+F, G or H
Noise - Test acc. To ISO 14509 Data verified to ISO 14509 Froude number + rated displacement factor
Outboard motor or complete exhaust stern drive engine, personal water-ski Aa, G or H - -
Recreational craft with inboard motor that does not emit exhaust Aa, G or H A, Aa, G or H A, Aa, G or H
RCD (2013/53/EU)
Harmonized Standard List 1
Harmonized Standard List 2
Harmonized Standard List 3