7.17.1 - Introduction
Section 609 of BS 7671 is reserved for
marinas, but at present has no content. The following is
thus based on Chapter 9 of Guidance Note 7, which in turn
depends on lEG Standard 364-7-709 and CENELEC standard HD
384-7-709. There can be little doubt that before long this
material will become part of the Regulations.
A marina is a location, often a harbour,
for leisure craft to berth. Like residential caravans, such
craft require external power supplies, and this section
is intended to ensure the safety and standardisation of
such supplies. The marina will often include shore based
facilities such as offices, workshops, toilets, leisure
accommodation and so on; such buildings are required to
comply with the general requirements of the Regulations.
The electrical installation of a marina
is subject to hazards not usually encountered elsewhere,
such as the presence of water and salt, the movement of
the craft, increased corrosion due to the presence of salt
water and dissimilar metals, and the possibility of equipment
being submerged due to unusual wave activity in bad weather.