The use of the new RCD has been optional up to the 18 January 2017. We would recommend that businesses placing products on the market or putting into service, comply with RCD 2013/53/EU.
You can find more detailed information from the web sites below
- Recreational craft and personal watercraft directive (2013/53/EU): Consultation on the Draft UK Regulations (Consultation closes 22 January 2017)
- Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) – Royal Yachting Association
- Guide to the NEW Recreational Craft Directive 2013/53/EU - ICOMIA
- Recreational Craft – European Commission