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 | November, 06 2017

boot Düsseldorf and European Boating Industry are proud to announce that the third edition of their “International Breakfast Meeting” (IBM) will be held at the boat show on Tuesday, 23 January 2018 from 8:45 to 10:30, and will be accompanied for the first time by its very own logo which will be unveiled shortly.

A decade after the big crisis marked and affected badly the boating industry, the 2018 “International Breakfast Meeting” will focus on the market development in both well-established boating leading countries, such as France and the USA, as well as in the emerging countries, like Colombia or South Korea.

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.