Dock Electrical Wiring

Get Professional Dock Electrician in Norfolk, VA

marina with docked boatsEveryone knows that electricity and water do not mix. Electrical wiring near water can be dangerous, difficult and confusing.

Nipper Electric has the knowledge, skill and experience for all your dock electrical needs. We are a family owned business that has proudly served the Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake area for over 18 years. We have been top rated Electrical contractors in Virginia Beach area for 5 years now. Some of our Dock Electrical services include:

  • Boat Lift Wiring
  • Dock Motor Lifts
  • Shore Power Pedestal Wiring
  • Marina Power Pedestal Wiring
  • Marina Electrical Maintenance
  • Dedicated Circuits for Power Boats
  • Dock Lighting
  • Dock Electrical Maintenance

Our experienced and licensed staff can get your dock safely wired for electrical and leave the boating up to you.

Boat Dock and Marina Electrical Wiring

Owning a boat is a way of life for many of us here in the beautiful Virginia Beach area. There are so many opportunities to get out on the water, either on inland lakes, ponds and creeks or on the ocean. Just like your car, a boat needs a safe place to be stored when it’s not in use. Docks and marina’s provide excellent shelter, protection and easy access to waterways. Docks and marinas require specific electrical wiring that is suited to the water, weather and electrical needs of the equipment used. Dock or marina electrical wiring should include:

  • dock-electrical-workWeatherized Wiring
  • Waterproof Wires, Cords, Junction Boxes and Plugs
  • Careful Installation with Grounding
  • GFCI Outlets for Areas With Multiple Uses
  • Appropriate Weatherproof & Waterproof Lighting
  • Matching Plugs and Receptacles
  • Reverse Polarity or Overheating Alert Systems

Electrocutions near docks and marinas occur mainly due to poor or shoddy wiring or a lack of preventative measures like alerts or GFCI outlets. A trusted professional electrician like Nipper Electric can help you create a safe environment for your dock or marina. Proper dock electrical wiring will maintain your boat’s condition and keep your family safety.

Professional Boat & Dock Electrical Installations

Healthy Boats, Safe Water
Boats require care and maintenance to keep them running. There are many ways to help keep your boat healthy and running, here are just a few devices to consider while you are planning your dock.

  • dock lightingBoat Lifts- A boat lift will prevent corrosion of your boat and its wires, cut down on the wear and tear from the elements and marine life. Motorized boat lifts are the most popular and some even come with remote controls for easy use.
  • Shore Power Pedestals- This equipment provides a place to plug in your boat while it’s docked. You can then use the electricity to power your boat’s appliances like stoves, televisions or sound-systems on your boat without running your boat.
  • Dedicated Circuits- These circuits have been dedicated to running only your boat or dock wiring. This creates less confusion, overheating or dangerous electrical wear and tear.
  • Dock Lighting- One of the most important things you can do for your dock is to provide plenty of good light for early morning, evening and even night boating and safety.  Recessed, track or pendant lighting all work well to help keep docks lit and safe.

Poor installations or poor maintenance can cause big issues for docks and marinas. Crossing wires during installation disrupts the grounding wire which can lead to electrocution. Overheating can occur from using the wrong plugs for a receptacle and create corrosion, fires or shocks. Nipper Electric provides professional installation and maintenance to help you avoid these issues.

We perform maintenance, inspections, repairs and installations on docks and marinas. The only thing we don’t do is wire or drive the boat. Call us today at 757-842-1710 or schedule an appointment online while you get your fishing tackle ready. We can’t wait to wire your dock and get you safely on the water.

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Michael Sobral
Michael Sobral
2017-08-02T10:02:06+0000
THE BEST ELECTRICAL COMPANY I'VE SEEN AND WORK IS ON TIME AND PROFESSIONAL...BEAUTIFUL WORK.
Tim Speidel
Tim Speidel
2017-07-18T19:31:58+0000
A great resource - fast, efficient and thoughtful. Reasonable cost as well.It's a big relief to to find a trustworthy crew of intelligent craftspeople like Nipper. Highly recommended.read more
Amber Mantel
Amber Mantel
2017-04-26T14:48:06+0000
Installation went smooth. They were very polite and the best part is they actually clean up after themselves.read more
Sherri Towey
Sherri Towey
2017-03-29T15:56:52+0000
They are professional, knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. I am very happy with the quality of service they have provided and highly recommend them.read more
Mitch Hyskell
Mitch Hyskell
2017-03-27T17:35:09+0000
They are very quick to respond and very knowledgeable about how to get the work done as quick as possible. I have used them for checking outlets to make sure there grounded to installing breaker boxes and have had very good experiences with all of it. I would recommend them to everyone who need electrical work done!read more
Linda Balderson
Linda Balderson
2017-01-27T12:38:30+0000
They were great !! I called one day and they had a new outlet installed by the end of the next day. Would definitely recommend and use them again .read more
Cynthia Apple McLeod
Cynthia Apple McLeod
2017-01-18T23:48:33+0000
Had outlet installed, very reasonable and professional. I called on Wednesday and within 48 hours they provide me a quote and install the outlet. I will without hesitation call Nipper Electric first in the future for any electrical issues I may have.read more
Judy M. Martin-Ayers
Judy M. Martin-Ayers
2016-11-21T18:05:27+0000
Very professional , knowledgeable , awesome clean up , Courtious
Angelle Rose Campbell
Angelle Rose Campbell
2016-10-07T14:12:09+0000
Edward Reddick Jr.
Edward Reddick Jr.
2016-08-19T17:30:36+0000
I had a short notice request to remove an electric cooktop. Trey was able to reroute a technician and they arrived within an hour. Zach was professional and courteous. It could not have been a better experience. I highly recommend Nipper to anyone who needs an electrician.read more
Lauren Merritt
Lauren Merritt
2016-08-10T16:56:25+0000
Very friendly, great service! I would highly recommend!
Donna Euliss Huddleston
Donna Euliss Huddleston
2016-06-29T20:48:41+0000
I come from a perspective of "things happen." And unfortunately something did. When I called Nipper, a he-said, she-said situation arose with my tenant that could have turned ugly. Nipper didn't go there. I was very pleased with the way they responded to my call. Now I could see how they handled an adverse situation. And I get be them very High marks! I have several rentals; and I will definitely used them again. Their pricing is very fair.read more
David Sacks
David Sacks
2016-06-29T17:26:20+0000
Nipper Electric diagnosed and fixed the electrical problem at my house. They are a very professional and well run business. Friendly, prompt, and experts at what they do. All my questions were answered in a courteous and patient manner. I definitely would recommend Nipper Electric and plan to use them for future work.read more
Sean Christian
Sean Christian
2016-06-25T20:15:00+0000
Nipper Electric has the highest level of professionalism. Trey Nipper was quick to respond to my request. He and his team did an excellent job installing interior and exterior lighting as well as an exterior power receptical. The work was neat, clean and thorough. He took time discuss our needs and ensured the job met our requirements throughout the job. I would recommend him to anyone and I will definitely call him for any future work. Sean C. Virginia Beach, Varead more
Theresa Pierce
Theresa Pierce
2016-06-12T13:27:35+0000
Eric Schweizer
Eric Schweizer
2016-05-10T16:19:08+0000
Reasonable price, quality work and exceptional customer service/relations! My wife and I were expecting a baby any day when we encountered an electrical issue in the nursery that we needed fixed as soon as possible. I called Nipper Electric and Trey Nipper called me back 10 minutes later. They were able to send out a technician who found and fixed the issue the same day. Given our busy schedule with baby planning, it was a relief to work with a company like Nipper who took care of our issue quickly. We will definitely be using Nipper Electric in the future. If you are in the search for an electrician, your search is over... just give Nipper Electric a call.read more
Nancy Y Smith
Nancy Y Smith
2016-04-30T17:47:12+0000
Nipper Electric is by far the best electrician company I have ever hired. Trey and his guys ROCK! They do such exemplary work every time. Last fall, they rewired practically our entire home and modernized our system in the walls, meters, lighting, ceiling fans, outlets, under-counter lighting. You name it; they do it. Such a class act and so professional, GRADE "A" WORK. I can't say enough about this organization and their crew. From start to finish, they dealt with all the inspections, went above and beyond the norm. We just had Nipper Electric back at our home yesterday with outside lighting, more indoor work, and, once again, their work is exceptional. My Mom hired them to rework her under-counter lighting that was put in by another "not-up-to-par" electrician less than a year ago. She was so unhappy with her only 9-month old under-counter lighting that she decided to hire Nipper Electric because of the great work they did for my brother and me. And she is so happy with her new under-counter lighting replacement by Nipper Electric. She only wishes my brother and I had found them before she had her kitchen lighting installed. She's so happy now! And my brother and I are again giving rave reviews to Nipper Electric. Thank you Trey, Zach and Jessie. We feel like you guys are friends now! Thanks, Nancy Y. Smithread more
Yvonne Du Buy
Yvonne Du Buy
2016-04-26T05:48:57+0000
I was extremely impressed with this company, beginning with the VP, Trey, who came to my home to assess my particular situation, which was to convert a Fiberstars fiberoptic pool light to an LED light. Trey is highly intelligent and willing to take the time to research the situation at hand and study the data I had managed to collect for this undertaking. The electricians, Zack and Jessie, who came to do the work were also highy professional, congenial, hard-working, and knowledgeable and completed the task iwith exceptional efficiency in spite of the fact that they had never done such a conversion before. I am delighted with the outcome and would highly recommend Nipper Electric for any of your electrical needs.read more
Bob Carr
Bob Carr
2016-04-09T16:26:34+0000
Martin Moore
Martin Moore
2015-12-31T14:39:39+0000
Jackson Shelley
Jackson Shelley
2015-12-30T20:50:52+0000
Tim Burns
Tim Burns
2015-11-20T04:24:13+0000
Trey and Zack installed a variety of lights all over our home. The installation included wall sconces, recessed ceiling lights, combo bathroom exhaust/light fans, and under counter kitchen led lights. Their work was very professionally done, without any setbacks. They cleaned up after the job was finished and left our house spotless. You can't go wrong with this company.read more
Tracy Fentress
Tracy Fentress
2015-08-21T20:23:48+0000
Wendy Gray
Wendy Gray
2015-08-17T23:46:14+0000
Thanks Zack for installing my new exhaust fan in the bathroom! Sorry about the messy attic!
Joseph Linan
Joseph Linan
2015-07-16T18:39:28+0000