Boat Plumbing Heating and Engine Installation

The NBSC Boat Plumbing, Heating and Engine Installation

This year we have split our Boat Electrics and plumbing course in two following feedback from the participants that they would like even more subjects to be covered than we could possibly manage in the two days available to us. The Boat Plumbing, Heating and Engine Installation course sees the existing plumbing subjects expanded and a whole raft of new subject introduced.

Aimed at those people who are keen to do some refitting work or a complete fit out of a sailaway the course offers a practical introduction to the design, materials, tools and techniques of projects that are within the reach of people who have little hands on experience of this type of work.

Electrical Systems

  1. RCD and BSS requirements

  2. System Design

    1. Domestic hot and cold water
    2. Grey water disposal
    3. Black water storage
    4. Engine cooling and fuel systems
  3. Plumbing components and materials

  4. Pump Selection and installation

    • Water
    • Circulation
    • Sump
    • Bilge
  5. Central Heating systems selection and system design

  6. Tank types, selection, design and installation including tank level indicators

  7. Loo’s and loo installation

    1. Macerator
    2. Cassette
    3. Composting
    4. Incinerating
  8. Solid fuel ranges, selection, installation and ventilation

  9. Practical pipework

    1. copper pipework including bending
    2. plastic pipework
    3. Fittings, endfeed solder, compression, pushfit
    4. Gas pipework
    5. Exhaust pipework


As well as these subjects, and if time permits, other subjects can be covered by request.

Course Details

Duration: 2 days

Location: Classroom

Cost: £220

Maximum # students 6

Minimum # students 3

Picture of central heating system

Student Reviews

Really enjoyed it will be back!


Enjoyable course would do another one.


Good balance of theory and practical. Practical's were really helpful


Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Well Done


Thoroughly enjoyed it, really got me going on the right track


Great instruction. I look forward to seeing you for another course in the future.


All round good course


Instructors have a wealth of knowledge and experience which is pitched at just the right tempo. A generous amount of time allowed for discussion is excellent and well controlled. A brilliant little course


Hands on practical application of theoretical information into a real situation - a good balance of doing, learning and theory - Lunch was cracking! Great Course, great pace, knowledge of Steve x 2 was brilliant, Thank You both.


Excellent, knowledgeable instructors, open to questions and happy to be flexible in content. A good balance of theory and practical