Originally Posted by boatman61
How about 'Built to Lloyd's Specifications' where the boat is inspected through each stage of its build rather than something introduce and pushed through Brussels to stop the flow of cheaper foreign built boats back in the 90's when the GBP and euro bought a lot of boat..
Science.. WTF science is behind CE.. how fast one can crap..?
We have the american ABYC compliance regs or we have the CE certification
. Other places have their own.
The ABYC is very similar in spec to the CE regs but is a standard of compliance unlike CE which is a directive of standards that must be certified by an inspector by law.
Lloyds and ABS are about classification. These societies are different kinds of animals
and a pleasure yachts unless it is a mega yacht is not a candidates for classification.
ABS will not get involved in anything less than 24 meters I think and Lloyds is not up to date with modern materials and building techniques employed by small boat builders so why would you bother with Lloyds?
Yep, you can build a small leisure boat to Lloyds A1 spec but it will be quite traditional and very expensive because of the fees
Lloyds charge. Classification by Lloyds is for the big stuff.
So as consumers we have two choices. Trust in your builder
to comply with ABYC or be assured that your builder
has complied with those near same standards in the recreational Craft Directive via the CE mark of approval.
I choose the latter for my peace of mind and to expect the industry to register with Lloyds when it has little or no relevance to small recreational yacht building is rather an unrealistic expectation to say the least.