EN ISO 8848:2021

Small craft - Remote mechanical steering systems (ISO 8848:2020)

Publication date:   Apr 15, 2021

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Jul 13, 2022


CEN/TC 464 Small Craft

European Norm

47.080   Small craft



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This document specifies design, construction, installation and test requirements for remote mechanical cable steering systems and the output ram interface point to rudders, jet drives, outboard and sterndrive engines for small craft.
It is applicable to three distinct classes of steering systems for use on various types of craft:
— standard duty steering systems, for small craft with single and twin installations of outboard engines with a total over 15 kW power, and with rudders, sterndrives, and water-jet drives;
— light duty steering systems, for small craft with a single outboard engine of 15 kW to 40 kW power;
— mini-jet steering systems, excluding personal watercraft.
NOTE Standard and light duty steering systems are mechanically interchangeable. A standard duty steering system can be used on a craft designed for a light duty system. However, a light duty steering system cannot be used on a craft that requires a standard duty steering system. Mini-jet steering systems are mechanically differentiated from the previously mentioned systems and can only be used on mini-jet craft as defined in this document.
This document does not address emergency means for steering the craft.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


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

Life cycle


EN ISO 15652:2017

EN ISO 8848:2017

EN ISO 9775:2017


EN ISO 8848:2021
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Jul 13, 2022


EN ISO 8848:2022