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CE Marking

CE marking indicates that a product has been assessed by the manufacturer and deemed to meet EU safety, health and environmental protection requirements. It is required for products manufactured anywhere in the world that are then marketed in the EU.

CE mark on board

It is important that you make sure that the CE mark is found on board the craft. If it is lacking, it may be hard for you to sell the craft again or you may experience that the insurance company will not cover any damage. You can read more about the requirements for CE marking here.

CE marking required?

In general, a recreational craft is required to be CE marked when:

  • The vessel has a length of 2.5-24 meters,

  • The vessel has been put on the market or taken into use in an EU country or in Iceland or Norway for the first time after 16 June 1998.

Recreational craft that have been imported from countries outside the EU or the EU countries Iceland and Norway after 16 June 1988 are required to be CE marked when they are put on the market or taken into use in the EU.

Is my water scooter required to be CE marked?

Water scooters must also be CE marked. This applies to all water scooters constructed or imported after 1 January 2006. The CE mark helps make safety on board recreational craft homogeneous.

What is a declaration of conformity?

A valid CE mark must always be accompanied by a declaration of conformity, which is a document guaranteeing that the craft meets applicable standards.

Written by: Danish Maritime Authority Updated 15.03.2021