Originally Posted by Pikey Dave
Does the CE actually specify a hp? I thought that CE marking was a tad more ethereal than hard numbers
The CE mark requires that the maximum power rating is marked on the hull.
The point being that a
boat could be rated to 100HP on its CE plate. There are people on this forum who would put a 120HP on it and would be perfectly capable of using it without killing themsleves. Others would say the 100HP is over rated and 75HP is enough for normal use.
So if I was wanting to get maximum speed, pulling power, maximum capability and had a decent skill level I'd stick 120HP on it. But if I was only going to use it with the family for some nice beach runs on nice days I would say 75HP would do...
The risk is people try to fit the boat out to the plate...