EU RCD guide

New EU Watercraft Directive (formally known as RCD) is now applicable (since 18 January 2016): all you need to know on key EU legislation for boating industry!

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Latest News | October, 13 2017

European Boating Industry is happy to announce that the initiative strongly supported by our association and of which we have been a part, will now gain an even wider audience, as the "European Tourism Manifesto" has been translated to other European languages and is now available in 23 of them. Get familiar with the postulates in your mother tongue here

Videos | March, 02 2017

Desptie the EU Single Market, there are no common rules across Europe for the training and certification of professional skippers and captains. On the contrary, the regulatory landscape is very fragmented as rules are only set at national level. One of the consequences is that professional qualifications from one Member State are not recognised by another, causing problems with recruitment, work mobility and lack of standards for profession.

Misc | July, 27 2016

Our current Council was elected in June 2017 and it is chaired by President Piero Formenti.

It is composed of 5 elected representatives who are mostly companies' leaders and therefore actively involved in the boating business.