BEIS publishes an update to the list of designated standards to the RCR (Recreational Craft Regulations)

Published on: 01 September 2022


The Department of Business Energy and Industrial strategy has published its intentions to add the following two ISO standards to the list of designated standards to the RCR:

  1. EN ISO 8666:2020/A11:2021 – Small craft – Principal data
  2. EN ISO 11592-2:2021 – Small craft – Determination of maximum propulsion power rating using manoeuvring speed – Part 2: Craft with a length of hull between 8 m and 24 m

This is a proposed update to the list of standards that businesses can use to show their products, services or processes comply with essential requirements of legislation, in this case the recreational craft regulations. This process is the UK equivalent to the EU harmonisation of standards to the RCD.

BEIS proposals for new or amended notices to the list of designated standards are actioned 29 days after their publication on the webpage, unless they are withdrawn or further modified before that date. Interested parties may object to a publication proposal within the 28-day timeframe by submitting an objection form to the email The objection must outline why the standard does not meet GB essential requirements either fully or partly.

The two standards mentioned above will be designated after 28 days have elapsed – scheduled for 22 September 2022.

Full details of the latest proposals can be found on the website here. For any further clarification on this process please contact the British Marine technical department –

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