It is illegal to sell a new or an imported recreational craft without a CE mark if it should have been CE marked. The one putting the craft on to the market in the EU for the first time without a CE mark can, thus, be punished by fine or imprisonment in accordance with the provisions of Notice L from the Danish Maritime Authority on the construction and equipment, etc. of recreational craft, cf. section 2.
If the Danish Maritime Authority finds out that a recreational craft has been put on the Danish market illegally without a CE mark, the Danish Maritime Authority will take the necessary measures to ensure that the relevant manufacturer CE marks the craft. If the craft was manufactured in another EU member State, the controlling authority in this State will do the same. The consequences for the buyer may also be that the insurance does not cover in case of accidents as well as problems in connection with re-sale.