Boat Electrics and Plumbing

The NBSC Boat Electrics and Plumbing course (Systems design and installation)

The Boat Electrics and Plumbing course is a direct result of requests from our students on our original Boat Maintenance Course for a more detailed coverage of the two most common areas of maintenance i.e. electrics and plumbing and heating.

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. Basic electrical theory, volts, amps, watts and resistance.

  2. Calculation of voltage drop and wire sizes.

  3. 12 / 24v Domestic Circuit design, breakers, fuses, lighting, pumps

  4. 12 / 24v Engine room design, cable sizing, battery types and sizes, split charging.

  5. 240v Circuit Design

  6. Cable termination and labelling

  7. Alternate energy sources, Solar, Wind, Generators and travel packs

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

  9. Testing and fault finding.

Plumbing and heating

  1. Basic system design, components and requirements, Domestic hot and cold water, grey and black waste. wet central heating systems.

  2. Heat sources, diesel heaters, solid fuel heaters, waste heat recovery

  3. Types of pipework and fittings including copper, plastic, waste and sanitary.

  4. Practical Pipework

  5. Testing installation


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

Course Details

Duration: 2 days

Location: Classroom

Cost: £170

Maximum # students 8

Minimum # students 3

All Events

Upcoming Events

10 November 2018

Student Reviews

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