The problems coming with the CE paperwork depend on the quality and cooperation of the company that had bought the license
to issue CE docujments.
In case you are buying
a production boat fromthe shelf, the paperwork migt be easy looking at the outside.
There are, however, snags.
The CE documentation
is primarily a political issue. It is a kind of EU market protection tool and designed as such.
Generally speaking, if you are able to provide all the required documents, it will still cost you around Euro 4500,-- to get the proper documents.
Without, you cannot (re)sell the boat without this issue as an obstacle.
I should contact in the first place the agency in your country that has got the license
of issuing the required documents.
Pay attention to the fact that there are many go-betweeners who do not belong to the registered licencees. In most EU countries there are two or three official agents.
A second snag but an important one is that most shelf boats do not comply to the EU or CE ruling.
This is not a problemfor the manufactureres since their own declaration of compliancce will suffice.
So not for the out-EU registered boats, even if theyh are of same brand and model. There the agency might insist on full CE compliance which often means a very costly number of adaptions.
Of course the CE-registrars are quite willing to execute all the docs and adaptions for you. At a price.
This is one of the main reasons that boats outside the EU are less expensive. Few buyers are looking for complicated paperwork and therefore stay within the EU when they want to buy a boat.
And that is exactly the purpose of the CE-ruling.