Wiring Requirements for Marinas and Boatyards

Wiring Requirements for Marinas and Boatyards

The key to a safe marine installation is keeping the equipment above the electrical datum plane

Article 555 of the 2014 Edition of the NEC provides the electrical installation requirements for various types of marine installations (see SIDEBAR 1: Where Do These Rules Apply?).

Unless the installation is a small dock for a private residence, it’s probably covered by the requirements set forth in this Article (Photo 1).

Datum plane

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