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Certification of recreational crafts according to Recreational Craft Directive(RCD)

Certification of recreational crafts according to Directive 2013/53/EU

Croatian Register of Shipping as a Notified Body (No. 2489) provides certification of recreational craft under Directive 2013/53/EU.

Directive 2013/53/EU is applied to recreational craft of any type, any propulsion, of hull length from 2.5 meters up to 24 meters, completely or partly equipped, or to their components.

Detailed scope of Directive 2013/53/U application (Application scope of Directive 2013/53/EU).

The list of the EU law regulations specifying requirements concerning the certification of the recreational craft for conformity with RC Directive (http://eur-lex.europa.eu)

The Guide to the implementation of directives based on the New Approach and the Global Approach is intended to contribute to a better understanding of EU product rules and to their more uniform and coherent application across different sectors and throughout the single market (Blue guide).

Directive 2013/52/EU introduce the division of recreational craft for 4 design categories (Design categories of recreational crafts).

The manufacturer chooses the conformity assessment procedure (Procedures for conformity assessment) according to module(s),which shall be applied at the certification of the recreational craft, taking into account design category and hull length.

Manufacturers of complete recreational or their components subject to CE marking are obliged to attach Conformity Declaration to each product. Information concerning Conformity Declaration, Declaration forms and their filling instructions are available on website www.rsg.be and on website www.icomia.com.

Manufacturers, designers and other persons interested in certification of recreational craft or its components are advise to contact CRS where we will provide necessary information to ensure a reliable and competitive offer and professionally through the process to fulfilling conditions for labelling your products CE mark and be with you and upon fulfilling the conditions to support you in your daily work.

Send us Application form (QF-PTO-14 EU 53) for the conformity assessment under RC Directive.

Submitting application does not mean an obligation to use our service, it is only basis to prepare our offer for your Company.

 

Any Inquiries


If you have any doubts as regard module that shall be applied, applicable procedures related to certification of your product or if you need to obtain further information on our services please contact:

Croatian Register of Shipping
Marasovica 67
21000 Split
REPUBLIC OF CROATIA


Persons in charge:


Ivo Šubat
Phone:+ 385 (0)21 408 161
Facsimile: + 385 (0)21 358 159
e-mail: ivo.subat@crs.hr


Sandra Kulenovic
Phone:+ 385 (0)21 408 161
Facsimile: + 385 (0)21 358 159
e-mail: sandra.kulenovic@crs.hr



Application scope of Directive 2013/53/EU


The Directive shall apply to the following products:
  1. with regard to design and construction:
    • recreational craft and partly completed recreational crafts
    • personal watercraft and partly completed personal watercraft,
    • components of recreational craft it refers to
      • ignition-protected equipment for inboard and stern drive, petrol engines and petrol tank spaces,
      • start-in-gear protection devices for outboard engines,
      • steering wheels,
      • steering mechanisms and cable assemblies,
      • fuel tanks intended for fixed installations and fuel hoses,
      • prefabricated hatches and portlights;
      • propulsion engines which are installed or specifically intended for installation on or in recreational craft,
      • propulsion engines installed on or in these craft that are subject to a major engine modification,
      • Watercraft that are subject to major craft conversion


Design categories of recreational crafts

Design category Wind force
(Beaufort scale)
Significant wave height
(H 1/3, metres)
> 8 >4
B ≤ 8 ≤ 4
C ≤ 6 ≤ 2
D ≤ 4 ≤ 0,3

 

Explanatory notes:
A.
A recreational craft given design category A is considered to be designed for winds that may exceed wind force 8 (Beaufort scale) and significant wave height of 4 m and above but excluding abnormal conditions, such as storm, violent storm, hurricane, tornado and extreme sea conditions or rogue waves.
B.
A recreational craft given design category B is considered to be designed for a wind force up to, and including, 8 and significant wave height up to, and including, 4 m.
C.
A watercraft given design category C is considered to be designed for a wind force up to, and including, 6 and significant wave height up to, and including, 2 m.
D.
A watercraft given design category D is considered to be designed for a wind force up to, and including, 4 and significant wave height up to, and including, 0,3 m, with occasional waves of 0,5 m maximum height.
Watercraft in each design category must be designed and constructed to withstand the parameters in respect of stability, buoyancy, and other relevant essential requirements listed in this Annex, and to have good handling characteristics.



Procedures for conformity assessment applied in Directive 2013/53/EU


With regards to design and construction of recreational craft the following procedures set out in Annex II to Decision No 768/2008/EC shall applay.

 

 

Product Type/Design Category

Available Modales

Design and construction

Recreational craft

2,5 m < hull length < 12 m

12m < hull length < 24 m

 

A

A1, B+C, B+D, B+E, B+F, G or H

 

 

B

 

 

 

A, A1, B+C, B+D, B+E, B-F, G or H If harmonised standard for stability and buoyancy

B+C, B+D, B+E,

 

C

are complied with

B+F, G or H

 

A, A1, B+C.B-D, B+E, B-F, G or H If harmonised standard for stability and buoyancy

 

 

 

are not complied with

 

 

A. A1. B+C, B+D, B+E, B+F, G or H

 

Description:

MODULE A: Internal conformity assessment and production control by the manufacturer himself who draws up a written declaration of conformity containing the information given in Annex XV.

MODULE A1: This is Module A ,plus test of stability and buoyancy carried out on the responsibility of the notified body, which issues an examination report

MODULE B: Covers EC type-examination; the notified body issues an EC type-examination certificate for a representative production sample which it has assessed in accordance with the essential safety requirements. This module applies only to the design phase and must be followed up by the manufacturer applying a module providing for assessment in the production phase.

MODULE C: Covers the manufacturer's declaration on the basis of conformity to type, approved by the notified body(Module B above)

MODULE D: Supplements Module B. Derives from Quality Assurance standard EN ISO 9002 with the notified body responsible for approving and controlling the quality system for production, final production inspection and testing set up by the manufacturer.

MODULE E: Supplements Module B. Derives from Quality Assurance standard EN ISO 9003 with the notified body responsible for approving and controlling the quality system for final product inspection and testing set up by the manufacturer.

MODULE F: Supplements Module B. Covers product verification at the production phase, with the involvement of a notified body, which controls conformity to type and issues the certificate of conformity.

MODULE G: Covers unit verification of the design and production phase of each product controlled by a notified body, which issues a certificate of conformity.

MODULE H: Derives from the quality assurance standard EN ISO 9001 with the intervention of a notified body responsible for approving and controlling the quality system for design, production, final product inspection and testing set up by the manufacturer.



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