Boat and marine cables are designed for marine applications and are generally used for marine circuit wiring. Since they are used in wet environments, boat and marine cables are highly water-resistant and can withstand temperatures up to 105 degrees celsius. Boat cable typically consists of two or three conductors with flat construction.
The conductors are built from tinned copper, which makes them more resistant to corrosion. Copper can oxidize quickly, which makes it lose current carrying ability. Tinning the conductors provides extra resistance to wet environments. Boat and marine cables also carry a durable PVC jacket, with insulation manufactured to make the cables flexible.
Our Custom Boat Cable Solution
One customer needed a marine cable with requirements that couldn’t be found in standard marine cables-- a round boat cable with five conductors and a mylar tape shield. A sales representative suggested to the customer to design their own cable through Allied Wire and Cable and assisted the customer every step of the way.
This custom boat cable had five stranded, tinned copper conductors, each 18 AWG in size. Each conductor was color-coded for easy identification: one black, brown, red, green, and white. The cable featured PVC insulation and a PVC jacket. Typically, the marine cable is not shielded, but per the customer’s request, a 100% coverage mylar tape shield was added to the custom boat cable. This cable was rated to 600 volts and, because of the PVC features, had a temperature rating up to 105°C when dry and 75°C when wet.
Allied’s new customer was very impressed with our customer service and quick lead time for their custom cable-- they received their order within five weeks of placing it. Do you need a quick turnaround for your application? Call our custom cable experts today at 800-472-4655 to see how we can you with your custom cable needs.