A high percentage of the pleasureboats we survey have some AC or DC electrical shortcomings. Substandard, non marine grade wiring and the lack of appropriate circuit protection are very serious deficiencies, and are the number one, non-navigational cause of disaster and damage to vessels and property.  

 

This FIRE AT HOLLAND RIVER MARINA was caused by faulty electrical circuits, aboard an unoccupied vessel.

 

32 boats, ranging from 40 to 50 feet were destroyed in a fire that started at 03:00 hrs and

raged on until burning itself out, on the 6th of October 1999.