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UKCA & CE Marking

What is the UKCA mark?

The UKCA marking is a new UK product marking that is used for goods being placed on the market in GB. UKCA allows the UK to have control over its goods regulations and covers most goods which previously required the CE marking, known as ‘new approach’ goods.

The UKCA marking came into effect on 01 January 2021 and can be used now.

As of 1st August 2023, a recent update in the UK has stated the following

"The government intends to extend recognition of the CE marking for placing most goods on the market in Great Britain, indefinitely, beyond December 2024."

UK Vessels can now comply with the UK regulations known as the Recreational Craft Regulations 2017 No.737. CE marking is still valid for all European markets and vessels sold in the EU will still require CE marking. Additionally, the UK recognises CE compliance as of the new announcement.

We have expertise with both markets and can assist you to gain full certification in both the UK & Europe.

  • Vessels being traded second-hand between the UK and EU will be required to meet the obligations set out in either the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) in the EU, or the Recreational Craft Regulations (RCR) in the UK.

Once the service you require is confirmed and contact has been made, we will complete a pre PCA survey on the vessel to identify any non-conformities. Recommendations and modifications will be supplied to the client, and all appraisals submitted to the notified body.

As each vessel is vastly different, please contact us at anytime to discuss the processes for your specific requirements.

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