The electrical system of your boat is its nervous system. Modern ships rely on electrical systems for powering appliances, navigational equipment, and much more. Without a properly functioning electrical system, you’ll likely be stuck at the dock – or stranded at sea.
So you must take the proper steps to get the best from your marine electrical system and ensure it remains functional for years. The best way to maintain your boat’s electrical system is to hire a professional marine electrician.
What Does a Marine Electrician Do?
Marine electricians are specially trained to work with water and ships simultaneously. Water and electricity make a diabolical combination, so a marine electrician must be well trained when installing electrical components and understand the undercurrents of water’s impact on a yacht’s electrical system. A marine electrician should be able to install batteries, engines, wiring, and electrical equipment like radios and navigation systems. They are also able to install new equipment, as well as maintain existing systems.
Ensure Your Marine Electrician is Certified
Before hiring a specialist, it is crucial to confirm their credentials. Marine electricians go through rigorous training before completing their courses. The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) is the most important certification. Every reputable boat and shipbuilder and technician follows these rigid standards. In addition to these specialized certifications, electricians need training at a trade school or community college and possibly state licensing, depending on where they live.
Marine Electricians Prevent Potential Accidents
Old marine electrical systems, or ones installed poorly, are prone to accidents. Sometimes an accident might shut down the electricity of the entire boat. However, more commonly, it could start an electrical fire. This idea might not occur to new boat owners. But the reality is that they happen often. And the last place you want to be when your boat is on fire in the middle of a body of water. Regular maintenance from a marine electrician is vital for preventing these types of accidents. They make sure all your equipment meets safety standards. And, if anything is out-of-date, they’ll help you replace it.
Marine Electricians Ensure Services are Up to Code
Every electrician must follow strict measures and codes covering all electrical services performed. The best part of hiring an expert is that apart from offering high-quality electrical services, they will always have certified documents. Qualified marine electricians have skills and experience, so no electrical job is too hard or complex for them. They do it all professionally, leaving the job done right the first time and saving you time and money.
If your boat or ship is in need of service, contact the experienced professionals at Marine Electric Systems today!
Marine Electric Systems, LLC is a Leader In the Maritime Industry
We here at Marine Electric Systems have over 30 years of industry experience. You can trust our team for reliable service and expert craftsmanship in the Maryland, Baltimore, Annapolis, and Baltimore city areas! We’re highly certified and adhere to all ABYC and NMEA regulations. We specialize in top-notch electrical solutions for recreational, commercial, and government boating clients. Anything from electrical refits, to navigation systems, or boating maintenance. To stay up to date on our services, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube. You can also contact us at 410-263-0807.