Originally Posted by donutsina911
straight from the horses mouth (aka searider) - ISO regs state that as long as the boat can pass a sea trial to the required standard, the formula means diddly squat and even if it fails, all that is needed to be compliant is a sticker on the console warning of this fact...
I really think that you should get the fact straits regarding this.
The issue was regarding if the boat could be CE marked within regulations.
And you are partly correct that you could CE mark a boat with a HP larger than the formula in the other thread. But if you read this thread you would also see that there are a number of things that are needed to be able to use the sea-trail instead off the formula.
And one off these things is, that it is the builder of the boat, who are to supply the boat with consoles, engines and seats as a key finished product. And it is the builderís responsibility to make this sea-trail.
Boating dynamics do not supply the boat as key finished.
Boating dynamics do not supply the engine.
Boating dynamics is not responsible for the CE marking, because they are not selling the boat in Europe, JBT marine is.
I know that the former inporter of Balistic in Europe made his own CE marking of the Balistic and that the max HP on this was 225 HP, I don't know how this was obtained, but I could find out.
The max HP on Boating dynamics homepage is "just" a number which the claime that the boat can handle without breaking to pieces.
I for one would like to try out at Balistic 7.8 with 2*250 HP on the back, providing that I get to drive to boat. That way I can back off when it gets to scarry.