Boat Electric Systems (Design and Installation)

The NBSC Boat Electric Systems (design and 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 Electric Systems course see the existing 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. Basic electrical theory, volts, amps, watts and resistance.

  3. Calculation of voltage drop and wire sizes.

  4. Comparison of 12 and 24v systems

  5. 12 / 24v Domestic Circuit design, breakers, fuses, lighting, pumps

  6. 12 / 24v Engine room design, cable sizing, battery types and sizes, split charging.

  7. 240v Circuit Design

  8. Cable termination and labelling

  9. Battery Selection and installation

  10. Alternate energy sources, Solar, Wind, Generators and travel packs. Selection and installation.

  11. Selection and installation of Inverters, chargers and Combi’s

  12. Practical circuit installation including lighting, pumps, 240v, combi’s and solar panels

  13. Testing and fault finding.

  14. Information and control systems Masterbus and VEbus

  15. Generators, selection and installation

  16. Split charging, multiple alternators

  17. Hybrid Systems

  18. WiFi


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

Course Details

Duration: 2 days

Location: Classroom

Cost: £230

Maximum # students 6

Minimum # students 3

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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