The RCD (Recreational Craft Directive) definition for a category B boat is
Category B - Offshore: Designed for offshore voyages where conditions up to, and including, wind force 8 and
significant wave heights up to, and including, 4m may be experienced.
So the question has to be would you go out in a 6 metre boat with 14 people on board (without enough seats so at least 8 will be sitting on the tubes) in a force 8 with wave heights of 4 metres?
Maybe I'm being cynical or something, but the only thing that the CE system adds to a boat is cost when the system is used like this. At the Southampton boat show last year we had two visits from the Trading standards people - the first to check our paperwork, signs etc for the RCD, and the second to bring round the first two inspectors for France, because until then the French had totally ignored the system!
We are proud of the fact as a manufacturer that our boats are correctly registered in appropriate categories.
Originally Posted by Zippy
When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!