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 | December, 07 2017

On Tuesday, 5 December 2017 at the Paris Nautic we took for a 2-hour “Digital Boat Odyssey”. The third edition of the Nautic conference became a great opportunity to discuss the direction in which this "numerical" adventure is heading and the nautical role in it. This year event, organised jointly by European Boating Industry (EBI), the French Federation of Nautical Industries (FIN) and Nautic Festival, gathered on one stage not only the representatives of the industry who contribute daily to creating new image of boating with the help of digital tools, on land and on water, but also the European Commission policy officers who coordinate the policies related to nautical tourism at the European Union level.

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.