Originally Posted by john2445
IIRC, the underbridge escape hatches
are in case of fire, not capsizing. EU regs call for escape available from every compartment.
I can't believe nobody has ever heard of Google
, it is a search engine
that answers all your questions: DIRECTIVE 2013/53/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 20 November 2013 on recreational craft and personal watercraft and repealing Directive 94/25/EC.
statistics show that the risk of inversion of habitable multihull
recreational craft is low. In spite of this low risk, it is appropriate to consider that there is a risk of inversion of habitable multihull
recreational craft and, if susceptible to such inversion, they should remain afloat in the inverted position and escape should be practicable.
All habitable multihull recreational craft susceptible of inversion shall be provided with viable
means of escape in the event of inversion. Where there is a means of escape provided for use in the inverted position, it shall not compromise the structure (point 3.1), the stability (point 3.2) or buoyancy (point 3.3) whether the recreational craft is upright or inverted.