Originally Posted by Levi
Isn't the CE certification important for the insurance in case of an accident?
I am not sure of the relevance to insurance, but the CE system is to a large amount self certified, so it gives the customer no guarantees at all but an indication as to its use in terms of the number of people it can carry and the sort of seas it can cope with.
Different companies and indeed nationalities have different views on how to interpret the rules and the categories. Fairly similar looking boats may have category C 7 people and another Category B 14 people and yet there may be no material difference in the boats - indeed it is not an indication that the Category B boat is any better at all!
I would take personal recommendation over a CE rating any day!