Originally Posted by TeddyDiver
The term "placed in to market" means it for sale
for consumer. If someone imports or builds, whatever, for personal use means it's not " placed into market" and not under the CE legislation. If you go and ask officials they say opposite becouse it's safer for them. What's not mentioned is the fact that there' s not a single
boat build before 1994 that meets the ISO standards in A B or C categories and therefore they are almost impossible to make ISOcompliant. Some of the requirements are so much from a different universe what was build before.
This is factually wrong, boats privately imported for personal use MUST be CE certified. That's the law, stop confusing people. if you can't make them compliant YOU CAN'T IMPORT
them it's that simple. Note that's building is different if for own use, but the directive is clear you have to predominantly build it yourself. ( ie you can't just commission a build )
The act of importing a vessel by a private non vat registered business , who pays vat at the point of import
has been deemed to have placed the product on the market. Ie the product is free to move between EU countries without further tax. There have been countless clarifications of the term.
You seem like someone trying to justify a personal decision
I'm been involved in this and the process is clear. When he directive was drawn up it grandfathered in existing boats present in the EEA. It then enforced the RCD on ALL normal boat imports irrespective of new of secondhand status. If you buy a 25 year old boat from the US. It must be CE compliant or be subject to a post construction assessment. If it cannot be made compliant it in fact can never be used in the EU.
Many US boats today even new ones will not meet CE requirements and therefore cant be imported either.