COMMON European Union maximum noise levels are to be introduced for recreational boats, after agreement was struck on the final shape of a directive by the EU Council of Ministers and the European Parliament. Importantly, both sides agreed to loosen rules by allowing maximum sound pressure levels to exceed previously discussed limits for twin-engine and multiple-engine units of all engine types.

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