This International Standard specifies requirements for cockpits and recesses to be designated either as "watertight"
or as "quick-draining" on small craft of hull length up to 24 m.
It does not set requirements for the size and shape of a cockpit or recess, nor when or where it shall be used. It
only considers draining by gravity, and not by pumping or other methods.
NOTE 1 The term "quick-draining cockpit" has been chosen to differentiate from the common understanding of "self-draining
cockpit" where water may be drained overboard in certain conditions, but without specified draining speed, height of bottom or
NOTE 2 Examples of single-plane cockpit bottoms are given in informative annex A.
Legislation related to this standard
Approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to recreational craft
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/ECHarmonized/Supporting