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RINA Services has been acting according to Directive 94/25/EC; a dedicated Pleasure Craft Section has been set up and is a member of RSG (Recreational craft Sectorial Group), established to assist in the uniform application and interpretation of the Recreational Craft Directive by all notified bodies and other parties with valid interest.

RINA Services "Pleasure Craft EC assessment" offers designers and manufacturers a useful set of tools to facilitate the assessment of EC Directive compliance.

Type Approval is a certification of products approved or type tested in application of RINA rules and/or international standards.

European Directive 2003/44/EC extends its attention to environmental canons with respect to exhaust and noise emission limit values for marine petrol and marine diesel engines, stern-drive, outboard or inboard, of recreational craft.

Pleasure Craft EC Assessment V. 2.0.0
For further information about the CD, please contact marine.services@rina.org.

Guide for the Application of Dir. 2003/44/EC


The yacht life cycle needs to be managed in every aspect: from material selection, construction processes, to work site access and safety, ensuring valuable and lasting quality performance.
A wide-ranging portfolio of certification schemes is also available:

  • Quality Management System
    (according to ISO 9000)
  • Environmental Management System
    (according to ISO 14001)
  • Health and safety
    (according to OHSAS 18001)
  • Life cycle assessment
    (according to ISO 14040)
  • Social accountability
    (according to SA 8000)

This service applies to the sector(s) below:
  • Yachting
Pleasure Vessels Business Manager
mail: yacht.line@rina.org
phone: +39 010 5385410
mobile: +39 335 1998040

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