16A 230v Victron Energy/Ratio compatible shoreline hook up

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Specifically designed for the safe connection of boats with a 250v 16A Victron Energy /Ratio inlet plug to marina power supplies, commonly referred to as a 'hook-up' or 'shore line' power cable. Please use the information below to ensure that your boat has a 250v 16A Victron/Ratio connector:

Shoreline Lead Socket

To Fit Boat Inlet



Victron Energy/Ratio 

250v 16A

The same connector is marketed under the brand names Victron Energy and Ratio Electronics.

At first glance it can appear the same as the commando connector, as the pins are an identical size and configuration. However, the two types are not cross compatible. In contrast to the commando connector, the pins in the boat inlet are recessed inside. The shoreline socket part protrudes from the outer yellow shell and is 39.5mm in diameter.

250v 32A and 50A

Larger 32A (50mm diameter) and 50A (52mm diameter) versions are also available.


The Victron Energy /Ratio connector can sometimes be mistaken for the IEC60309 commando connector below, which has a similar appearance.  If you require a lead with a commando connector click here.



Shoreline Lead Socket 

To Fit Boat Inlet


IEC60309 'Commando' 

230v 16A

IEC60309 230v 16A socket, commonly referred to as a Commando or CEE connector.

This is the most common connector used across the UK and Europe for small boats.

Note that in contrast to the Victron connector below, the plastic around the boat inlet protrudes outwards and is 43mm diameter. The shoreline socket is recessed inside the blue shell, with an outside diameter of 49mm.

230v 32A and 63A

Larger 32A (57mm diameter) and 63A versions (69mm diameter) are also available.


The internet seems to be awash with cheap boat hook ups using 1.5mm sq orange or blue artic cable. As 1.5mmsq cable is underrated and artic cable also has poor resistance to both mechanical/UV damage and should not be used below -5C, we won't entertain using it.

Our leads are carefully constructed in our workshop from marine grade 2.5mmsq H07BQ-F rubber cable, which offers many of the benefits of black H07RN-F rubber, with the advantage of being bright orange. The cable has a shiny silicone appearance and is exceptionally tough.

For further guidance on the different types of marine connectors and using shore power, see our guide.

We offer a range of cable storage solutions to keep your lead neat and tidy.


  • Available in 5m, 10m and 20m lengths - select the required length from the drop down list above.
  • Genuine Ratio 250v 16A socket connector.
  • Heavy duty CEE IEC 60309 IP44 rated German manufactured Menneke 230v 16A IEC 60309 plug.
  • 2.5mmsq cable for high current applications.
  • Industrial specification marine grade H07BQ-F cable is ideal for harsh prolonged use outdoors. Specifically manufactured for harsh environments with high mechanical, chemical, water and UV resistance. Flexibility and performance is retained over a wide temperature range (-40 to 90°C). Find out what’s so special about this cable
  • Please contact us for custom lengths.
  • PAT tested.