Electrical Systems

DATE: Multiple

DAYS: 1 dagen


LEVEL: Beginner

SETTING: Classroom

LOCATION: Netherlands

COST * € 250,-

Cursus is inclusief

  • All course materials included
  • Lunch, tea and coffee
  • Professional Expert Instructor
  • Practical Training and exorcises
  • Scenario-Based Learning
  • Access to profesional tools
  • Additional Resources


Join us for an enlightening day  as we dive into the  Marine Electrical Course, tailored specifically for boat owners and sailing enthusiasts keen on mastering the essentials of DC (battery-operated) systems aboard yachts and boats. This comprehensive one-day program, developed from extensive expedition sailing experience and crew training, is designed to equip you with critical skills for effective maintenance and fault resolution at sea. It’s an indispensable workshop for crews and skippers alike, focusing on the vital ability to perform electrical troubleshooting confidently.

What will you learn

  • Direct current, amps & volts
  • Resistance the great importance of well-calculated electrical wires
  • Uses Batteries dangers of a 12-volt system
  • Using a multimeter
  • Electrical faults and diagnosis
  • Corrosion
  • Batteries: type, sizing and selection
  • Troubleshooting
  • Gauge and tank sender fault finding


Electrical Trouble Shooter Certificate
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RYA Coastal Skipper

Course Itinerary

The Marine Electrical Course is a comprehensive one-day workshop, beginning at 9:00 AM and concluding at 5:00 PM.
It starts with an introduction to the course and its objectives, followed by a deep dive into the basics of marine DC electrical systems, focusing on understanding amps, volts, and resistance, as well as the importance of correctly calculated wires and fuses. After a morning session, attendees enjoy a coffee break, then move on to learn about batteries, safety practices, and the identification and mitigation of dangers in 12-volt systems. Post-lunch, the course shifts to practical troubleshooting techniques, including the use of multimeters and the prevention of corrosion. The afternoon is filled with hands-on practical training, where participants learn to choose and use the correct electrical wires, recognize quality tools and their proper use, make proper crimp connections, and create effective electrical connections for various components. The day wraps up with a final review, Q&A session, and feedback. This course is designed for individuals at all levels of experience, from beginners to seasoned boat owners, providing them with the skills needed to maintain, diagnose, and repair their vessel’s DC electrical systems.

9:00 AM: Introduction and Welcome
Brief overview of the course objectives and outline.
Coffee and meet the instructor and fellow participants.

9:30 AM: The Basics of Marine Electrical Systems
Understanding DC systems: amps, volts, and resistance.
Importance of correctly calculated electrical wires and fuses.

10:30 AM: Coffee Break

10:45 AM: Batteries and Safety
Types of batteries and their applications.
Identifying and mitigating dangers in a 12-volt system.

12:00 PM: Lunch Break

13:00 PM: Practical Troubleshooting Techniques
Using a multimeter for fault finding.
Recognizing and avoiding corrosion.

14:30 PM: Hands-On Practical Training
Choosing and using the correct type and diameter of electrical wires.
Recognizing quality tools and their proper usage.

15:30 PM: Coffee Break

16:45 PM: Advanced Diagnostic and Repair Skills
Making proper crimp connections and using crimping tools.
Creating effective electrical connections for various components

16:45 PM: Wrap-Up and Q&A
Recap of the day’s learning.
Open floor for questions and instructor feedback.

17:00 PM: Course Adjourns

Cursus verhalen

The road to RYA Yachtmaster

Ahoy there! So, you’ve dipped your toes into the boundless seas with your Competent Crew certificate snug in your pocket, and now you’re eyeing the horizon, where the proud title of Yachtmaster Offshore awaits. Well, my friend, you’re in for an exhilarating voyage, one that’s as rewarding as it is challenging.

First off, remember this: becoming a Yachtmaster isn’t just about ticking boxes; it’s a journey of transformation. You’re not just learning skills; you’re becoming a mariner. And what a journey it is!

Step 1: Building Experience After your Competent Crew adventure, it’s time to rack up those nautical miles. Get yourself aboard as many different boats as you can. Each vessel has its own quirks and charms, much like people. You’ll learn how to handle a sprightly 30-footer and a grand 50-foot yacht, each teaching you lessons in humility and confidence.

Step 2: Day Skipper – Taking the Helm Next, you’ll want to earn your Day Skipper qualification. Here’s where you move from crew to commander, learning the art of navigation, pilotage, boat handling, and the fine craft of leading a crew. It’s not just about charts and compasses; it’s about growing a leader’s spine. You’ll start making decisions, and remember, a decision, right or wrong, is often better than no decision at all.

Step 3: Advanced Skills and Coastal Skipper Now, onto the Coastal Skipper. This is where the game gets upped. You’ll be dealing with complex passages, night sailing, and refining those sailing skills till they shine like a polished bell. Coastal Skipper isn’t just a title; it’s a statement. It says you can take a boat and crew safely through challenging waters and bring them home with tales to tell.

Step 4: Mastering Theory Don’t forget the books! Yachtmaster theory is no walk in the park. You’ll delve into advanced navigation, meteorology, collision regulations, and safety. It’s like learning to play chess; every piece moves differently, and you need to think several moves ahead.

Step 5: Gaining More Sea Miles Before you can stand for the Yachtmaster exam, you need a bag full of sea miles and some solid skippering experience. These aren’t just numbers; they’re your stories, your trials, and your triumphs.

Step 6: The Yachtmaster Offshore Exam Finally, you’re ready for the Yachtmaster Offshore exam. It’s a practical test of your sailing ability, your leadership, and your wits. You’ll be tested on everything from man-overboard recovery to handling the yacht in rough weather. It’s intense, but remember, the sea doesn’t compromise, and neither does the Yachtmaster standard.

Becoming a Yachtmaster Offshore isn’t just about mastering the seas; it’s about mastering yourself. It’s a title that speaks of salt in your hair, wind in your face, and a depth of experience that only the sea can teach. So, set your sights, brave mariner, for the journey is grand, and the title of Yachtmaster Offshore awaits you with open arms!