Inland Boat Building Electrical Awareness Course

Inland Boat Building Electrical Awareness

The aim of the IBB is to give you a basic understanding of both AC and DC electrical systems. 

So that with time and completing other training courses the Inland Boatbuilding industry takes a more professional approach to electrical system design and installation. 

Several people who undertake electrical design and installations have minimal knowledge of what standards they should be following.  We want to boost their knowledge of both the AC and DC ISO’s and current Boat Safety Scheme requirements. We will include a handout on H&S at work as part of the course. 

  • The advantages/ disadvantages of which voltage to use either, 12 or 24-volts
  • Volt-drop- In an owner’s boat manual, it is rare to find volt-drop calculations or even appropriate documentation.  

  • Cable installation
  • Cable termination
  • The correct ways to interconnect batteries and the use of bus bars. 

  • Looking at what types of bus bar to use, current rating etc. 
  • Current rating of battery master switches and which type to use. 

  • AC system design
  • Understanding the correct way to install AC protection in new boats today
  • Where do you install an RCD?  
  • What type and which rating of MCB’s. 

keith-m-photo.jpg     Keith Meadowcroft

     Keith is an expert in marine electrical work due to his
     many years in the industry. Keith runs his own
     company specialising in electrical design and
     installation for inland waterways. His passion for the
     inland marine industry shines through his training
     and has a wealth of knowledge including working
     with vehicles and Off-Grid installations to a level
     whereby he can complete all the tests required and
     sign off and issue test certificates as required by the IET. joint project between Brummagem Boats and Alvechurch Boat Centre, which included a 230-volt AC microwave. This was a first for inland waterways hire craft.

Keith became a marine electrician working for various boat builders, becoming one of the first approved UK installers for Mastervolt equipment.

Keith is a member of British Marine and a member of two Associations. He is Chairman of the Inland Boat Building Association and Vice Chairman of the BMEEA.

Keith been an approved British Marine presenter for many years. Presenting The IBB Marine Electrical Awareness and BMET course (British Marine Electrical Technician).

At the end of each ISO 10133 and 13297 there are sections that cover circuit and system testing. 

Most if not all boat yards do not test their installations or produce any form of documentation to record the results. 

For more information, please email Kitty at kjudd(at)

British Marine Member | £125.00+VAT

Non-member | £250.00+VAT

New dates to be announced soon

For more information, please email Kitty at kjudd(at)