The Recreational Craft Regulations (RCR) Background Briefing

The purpose of the legislation is to ensure safe products are placed on the GB market by requiring manufacturers to show how their products meet the ‘essential requirements’.

This guidance is relevant to manufacturers, importers (including private importers) and distributors of recreational craft, personal watercraft and certain engines and other specified components. It will also be of interest to consumers and approved bodies.

A full guide is published on the UK Government website here. 

Note: The Recreational Craft Regulations 2004 were revoked on 3 August 2017 but continue to apply to relevant products placed on the market or put into service prior to this date.