Recreational vessels that are sold and distributed in the Netherlands, have to meet certain rules and regulations concerning their construction and equipment. These requirements are listed in guideline 94/25/EC of the European Parliament and Council. On January 1st, 1997 The Netherlands adopted this guideline into the Recreational Crafts Law.
As from June 1998 all new recreational vessels with a length between 2.5 and 24 meters have to meet the criteria as stated in the Recreational Craft Law. This law obliges builders and importers of recreational vessels to adhere to stringent security features.
Only a vessel built according to the European Security Norms meets the actual criteria of the Law of Recreational Crafts and can be granted a CE-certification.
A recreational craft that meets these criteria can be recognised by:
• A manufacturer’s ID plate with the CEmarking, visible from the steering position.
• The CIN code (Craft Identification Number), applied on rear of the boat on the starboard side.
• A detailed user’s-manual has to be present.
• A declaration of conformity has to be present.
All models of Antaris are individually certified and meet the CE-requirements.
This indicates that all our sloops meet essential EU criteria regarding security, health and environment.
The DCI (Dutch Certification Institute) constantly checks and reviews these requirements on all sloops of Antaris.