Importing and CE certified a Westsail in Europe

  • May 24, 2011 7:03 AM
    Message # 600079

    I have just received this email inquiry, and hopefully one of the European owners can pass on the correct information.

    > Hello Bud Taplin,
    > have you ever heard of a Westsail 32 being brought to Europe and CE certified?
    > Importing any American boat - as a used boat - would require this (cumbersome) certification.
    > If you happen to have any information from other Westsail owners in this regard, I would be most thankful to know more about it.
    > Best regards
    > Egmont Friedl

  • May 28, 2012 3:04 PM
    Reply # 933210 on 600079
    Never heard of it. I registered in UK without any CE certificates.
  • July 02, 2012 1:42 PM
    Reply # 992320 on 600079
    Deleted user
    I bought a Westsail 32 in 2007 that had been imported into the UK. The boat has a CE exemption certificate which was gained at the time. I understand that if a vessel has been constructed prior 1983 a CE mark is not required on importation.