New Legal Obligations - MGN 684 (M)
Published 01:18 on 8 Apr 2023
On the 31st March 2023 new safety regulations came into force. They affect all powered watercraft users - that includes all boats and even foiling boards that have some form of mechanical power. It has come into statute in order to close off legal loopholes and defines accountabilities and responsibilities. Those failing to apply the safety standards required could face legal action.
It is highly likely that most skippers and owners will already be applying the required standards, especially if they have passed RYA certification. However, you may wish to familiarise yourself with the regulations here: MGN 684 (M) - Safety of Powered Watercraft
Last updated 09:18 on 18 July 2023