Sunseeker International is to adopt the Module F scheme of certification for its range, believed to be the first UK boatbuilder to adopt the endorsement. All of Sunseeker’s models will be certified by RINA by the end of 2022.
The certification is approved under the Recreational Craft Directive (2013/53/EU) and will apply to the boatbuilder’s entire range by the end of 2022.
For vessels between 12m and 24m, the certification will require two modules of assessment to be applied for. Sunseeker has appointed notified body RINA to carry out the work.
“Going beyond the minimum requirements of the Recreational Craft Directive, to involve a higher level of scrutiny from a third party, demonstrates Sunseeker’s commitment to achieving the highest level of compliance and production quality; ultimately it’s about delivering excellence, to remain best- in-class,” said Ewen Foster, Sunseeker chief technical officer. “Customers can rest assured that each individual yacht has been checked and verified by a third party in addition to Sunseeker’s own exceptional internal production control and quality checks.”
Paolo Moretti, CEO at RINA Services, added: “This partnership signifies positive advancements for the UK shipbuilding industry. Sunseeker is a world-class leader in yacht manufacturing and RINA is delighted to be working with them on this project, providing comprehensive certification to every craft in production, not just first of type.”