Discounted Tickets for Southampton Boat Show 2017

September 4th, 2017

We are at the Southampton Boat Show from 15th to 24th September 2017- Stand J408.

So if your fridge or freezer has performed below par this season and you need an upgrade, or you are finally going to treat yourself to some proper air conditioning for those hot nights in the Mediterranean, come and see us for some advice and great offers on all things cooling.

Special Ticket Offer

Use our promotional code EPTOL3KYFH to purchase tickets from £12 valid any one day between 15th  to 24th September 2017

Stockists of the largest Range of Marine Fridges, Freezers and Air Conditioning Products

We will have a sample of our extensive range of marine DC 12 volt or 24 volt compressor fridges and freezers as well as component products to refrigerate an existing cold box on display.  Experts in marine refrigeration Penguin supply all the UK’s major boat builders, unique in our knowledge to help tailor a 12 volt or 24 volt fridge system to your specific requirements, whether blue water sailing or simply river cruising we can advise on the most cost and energy efficient options: www.penguinfrigo.co.uk/fridges-and-freezers-for-yachts-and-boats/

Also on display will be the latest Marine Air Conditioning products from Climma.  Climma is manufactured exclusively in Italy by Veco, who produce an extensive range of marine air conditioning products from the smallest stand alone Compact 3.5, suitable for a small sleeping cabin (i.e. a V berth on a 34 foot sailboat) to the latest DC inverter chillers.  Throughout the range the product is carefully engineered to deliver quiet, efficient cooling and air conditioning solutions using the best quality components within the most compact configuration possible. www.penguinfrigo.co.uk/air-conditioning-for-yachts-and-boats/

Technical Advice

As ever during the show Penguin technical staff will be on hand  to help and assist, offering advice and answers to just about any 12/24 volt fridge, freezer or marine air conditioning related question.  So whether you require advice, spare parts or a new fridge system, Penguin will be able to help you.

Special Offers

We are also be running special promotions exclusive to the show including 10% discount on all Frigoboat component fridge or freezer systems bought at the show and 20% discount on all Vitrifrigo fridges freezers and AC systems, plus additiona discounts on certain other models.

We look forward to seeing you from at the Show at stand J408.  For more information and tickets follow the link below and to purchase tickets our promotional code EPTOL3KYFH for prices from £12:

New from Penguin – Flowstream Water Filter for healthy drinking water on the move

August 21st, 2017

A no nonsense point of use water filter that delivers great tasting healthy drinking water from the convenience of your tap from just £59.50 inc VAT*.

Flowstream Water Filter

The unique filtration media in Flowstream water filter cartridges removes all major contaminants from your water including: lead and other heavy metals, chlorine and chlorine by-products as well as cyst and other harmful bacteria and hormones .  As the Flowstream is a point of use water filter it has built in Bacteriostatic control so there is no risk of any microbacterial growth in the either the water tank or the filter when the water filter is not in use.

By using a Flowstream filter you also avoid health dangers from drinking water from plastic bottles that contain Bisphenol A and/or phthalates, both proven to be harmful to human health.  Plus you will save money on the cost of bottled water and you will help the environment by reducing the use of bottled water which produces a vast amount of plastic waste and pollution around the planet.

Supplied in two compact sizes/flow rates, the Flow2 is just 265mm tall by 85mm diameter and delivers 2 litres per minute and the slightly larger High Flow, which is 390mm by 110mm diameter and delivers 6 litres per minute.  The compat sizes and simple installation with the twist lock head with 10mm push fit connections make both water filters ideal for boats, motor homes, campervans and welfare vehicles.

Key Features of Flowstream Water Filter:

  • NSF 42 & 53 certiied to meet health and aesthetic standards
  • Chlorine taste and odour reduction
  • Lime-scale and inhibition, anti-bacterial and reduces heavy metals
  • Cyst reduction, removes contaminants that cause health issues
  • Bacteriostatic control to inhibit microbial growth in the water system
  • Cartridge is easy connect/release with a 1/4 turn
  • Pressure range 0.7 – 8.5 bar 2-38 degrees C
  • Simple installation with 10mm push fit connections for standard 10mm flexi pipe

Install a vertical position with cartridge hanging below for easy replacement

*£59.50 is introductory offer for the FLOW2 (RRP £71.33 inc VAT)

 

New Vitrifrigo SLIM150 Fridge Freezer 12V & 24V

August 16th, 2017

Vitrifrigo SLIM150

For sometime we have been asked for a dedicated fridge freezer for the larger panel van conversions.  People were asking us for a compact fridge freezer with more volume, better internal storage and access and a good sized freezer for distance touring. It is great to know that Vitrifrigo are listening to their customers as they introduce the new Vitrifrigo SLIM150 which ticks all these boxes and more.

Key Features of the Vitrifrigo SLIM150

With 144 litres fridge capacity plus 16 litres of freezer capcity the Vitrifrigo SLIM150 was designed for the larger panel van conversions i.e. VW Crafter, Mercedes Sprinter, Citroën Relay, Peugeot Boxer and Fiat Ducato. At just 400mm wide and 450mm deep (front to back including the doors( the SLIM150 also has an angled top and base to fit the curvature of the vehicle roof and floor of the vehicle.  This means the fridge freezer can fit close to the internal side of the van allowing you to give a wider space infront of the fridge.  To further maximise the volume of the Vitrifrigo SLIM150 the compressor is separate to the cabinet, supplied pre-charged with couplings, allowing it to be remotely mounted and then connected to the cabinet once installed.

Compact Dimensions of the Vitrifrigo SLIM150

Vitrifrigo SLIM150 Dimensions

 

The main fridge with internal freezer compartment sits above a drawer fridge below. The fridge has an internal LED light, two ‘lock in’ shelves with fiddle upstands (plus the dividing shelf between the fridge and drawer below).  The 16 litre insulated internal freezer box is 3 star rated.  The drawer internals are manufactured in stainless steel with heavy duty stainless steel runners. The internal height of the drawer is 365mm making it ideal for storage of large drinks bottles.  The SLIM150 doors use Vitrifrigo’s innovative AIRLOCK catch system and both doors have a vent position to prevent unpleasant odors when the fridge is turned off.

The Vitrifrigo SLIM150 is controlled by an LED thermostat, with a graduated light to show how cold the temperature is set. It also has a fast chill boost setting to bring the fridge freezer down to temperature quicker and a night mode when the compressor is switched to its economy mode and the noise is minimised.  The Vitrifrigo SLIM150 is powered with a BD50 12/24 volt  compressor, which can be easily upgraded to 12/24V and 110/240V.

Available from stock the new SLIM150 retails for £1433.82 ex VAT and delivery

Special offer Vitrifrigo 40 litre dual voltage portable compressor fridges

July 11th, 2017

Excess stock allows us to offer these excellent dual voltage portable compressor fridges at a massively reduced price

At just £449.00 including VAT these really are excellent value for money.  Dual voltage (12/24 and 110/240V 50/60Htz) these Vitrifrigo portable compressor fridges work on any voltage so you can use them just about anywhere – your house, garden, car, campervan or motorhome, boat or beach hut. In fact you take it wherever the fancy takes you and enjoy perfectly cold drinks and chilled food wherever you get to this summer!

Super tough, manufactured in roto moulded polyethylene with closed cell foam insulation, the C41 is perfect for those who need a efficient, reliable fridge in a confined space.  Thermostatic control ensures your food is properly chilled and preserved even in 40⁰C ambient.

Vitrifrigo 12/240V portable compressor fridge

Key Features:

  • Integral Secop BD35 compressor
  • Tropical rated thanks to the highly efficient Vitrifrigo aluminium finned condenser
  • Accurate LED thermostatic temperature control +10°C to – 10°C
  • Supplied with fixing bracket to secure in your vehicle or boat
  • Internal food basket
  • Internal LED light
  • Side carry handles
  • DC and 240V leads

We have just 10 available at this price so hurry and get yourself a top quality dual voltage (12v 240V) portable compressor fridge, as when they are gone they are gone.

Penguin launch new website for boat fridges, freezers, ice makers and spare parts direct to Palma Mallorca

June 27th, 2017

www.penguinpalma.eu

Penguin Refrigeration are expanding with the launch of our new website dedicated to the direct supply of marine refrigeration to Palma Mallorca. Over the past few years we have supplied an increasing number of marine fridges, freezers and ice makers and fridge systems to yachts and boats in Mallorca.  All our customers reported varying levels of frustration and difficulty trying to buy their fridge, freezer or ice maker in Mallorca due in large part to a lack of choice and availability.  www.penguinpalma.eu aims to give customers in Mallorca the widest possible choice on replacement boat fridges, freezers and ice makers from the Vitrifrigo and Frigoboat brands we stock here in the UK.  The site has all our most popular fridges listed, showing actual stock availability for most items – if the stock is not shown there is a link to email us a quick inquiry to confirm if the fridge, freezer or component is available for immediate dispatch.

penguinpalma.eu

Fast reliable service supplying marine refrigeration to Palma Mallorca

As in the UK, we aim to ship web orders received before 12 noon the same day and all stock parts should be shipped within 24 hours of receipt of order. Small parts and spares will be sent on a 2 day tracked courier service. Larger parts including small to medium sized fridges, freezers and ice makers will be sent on a Standard 3-4 day service, with the option of 1-2 day express service for those last minute must have occasions if required.  The largest fridges and fridge freezers will go road freight which is a 7 day service and no express option.

After sales service and support for all marine refrigeration supplied to Palma Mallorca

Our team in the UK are always available to help with technical support and back up to ensure you get the correct part quickly with the correct information you need. All parts are covered by our manufacturer’s warranty and also fully supported by our technical team here in the UK, so you can buy in Palma Mallorca with the same piece of mind and confidence that our customers expect from Penguin Refrigeration.

Special offers and trade discount available

All prices are in Euros including sales tax. For the next three months we are offering a 15% discount to all customers spending €100 or more. Just use the code COOLPALMA17 when ordering.

There is also the option for marine companies in Mallorca to buy at trade prices and excluding VAT. If you would like to set up a trade account on the site email zeb@penguinfrigo.co.uk with your company details including Spanish VAT number and we will get you set up straight away.

More products to come on our Palma Mallorca website

At Penguin we stock over 1,000 products covering marine fridges, freezers, ice makers and spare parts. If you can’t what you need on our site, just send us an email letting us know what you are after and the chances are we will have it and can add it to the site for fast efficient dispatch.

We hope you like the site and as ever would value your feedback.

Frigoboat MS700 a Direct Replacement for the Subzero 700

May 3rd, 2017

A Frigoboat refrigerator is a beautiful piece of equipment forming a natural focal point in any galley.  The MS700 has been specifically produced to provide large yachts and power boats with an alternative to the Subzero 700, but designed for the ocean, rather than your Knightsbridge kitchen.  The MS700 is built in stainless steel, inside and out, has fiddle upstands on the shelves, secure slam latch catches  and is supplied with a fixing system to ensure it is locked and safely secured in position for roughest passages.

MS700 Subzero 700 replacement

Frigoboat’s marine quality and standard with all the Subzero 700 functionality

There is no compromise on the performance of the Frigoboat MS700 fridge freezer either.  Dual compressors ensure that the fridge and freezer are operated individually, giving precise temperature control to maintain your food in the optimum condition, whether fresh or frozen.

Key Features:

  • Separate compressors maintain optimum conditions for both refrigerator and freezer, so no air moves back and forth from one to the other.
  • Highly insulated cabinet and tropical condensers ensure the best performance, wherever in the World you cruise.
  • Hidden slam latch handles, ensure a good seal is always achieved and the refrigerator is secure when the boat is at sea.
  • Door seals are removable so can be replaced/renewed when required.
  • Heated door seals reduce risk of condensation in high ambient or humid conditions.
  • The interior shelves are all height adjustable with fiddle upstands.
  • Supplied with three standard shelves and a wine shelf.
  • Polished stainless steel bottle holders in the door
  • The digital thermostats allow full control of each compartment making it easier to optimise the refrigerator to your precise needs.
  • Thermostats have the option of a Celsius or Fahrenheit display.
  • Power supply 230V 50Htz or 60Htz
  • Supplied as standard with brushed stainless steel doors with hidden latches, but also available as an integrated unit to be fitted behind your own galley doors.

Frigoboat equipment is built by hand and every unit is extensively tested to ensure reliability.  Designed to stand the test of time – like the Subzero 700 it is a true design classic, but unlike the Subzero 700 it is fully optimised for use on the Ocean.

MS700 front view G62800 inside

Follow the link for full details of the MS700 on our website or email us for CAD drawings or further technical details.

Finding the Vitrifrigo spare part you want

April 28th, 2017

Use our new exploded drawings (with part numbers) to find the Vitrifrigo spare part you require.

To find your Vitrifrigo spare part, go to the product page for the fridge or freezer that you are looking to find a spare part for.  At the bottom of the page you will find the exploded diagram under downloads. Simply click the link to download and open the PDF exploded diagram.

Vitrifrigo exploded diagram

Identify the number of the part you wish to purchase then find the stock code and description in the information list (see below). Once you have the part number for the item you require, enter it into the search box at the top of the Penguinfrigo website.

Vitrifrigo spare partsPlease Note: It may be necessary to scroll down to the bottom of the list of information displayed to find your part number details.

Click on the part number to display the product details and price for ordering.

If you can’t find the part on our website, please email us at sales@penguinfrigo.co.uk with the part number of the Vitrifrigo spare part you are looking for and we will get back to you with the price and lead time.

 

Special Offer Boat Fridge Kits

March 14th, 2017

Boat Fridge Kits for just £499.00 inc VAT

The recent fall in the value of the Pound against the Euro forced us to raise our prices at the end of 2016 – however, to make sure penguin Refrigeration still offer the best refrigeration systems at the best price we have introduced three new boat fridge kits for just £499.00 inc VAT.

Boat Fridge Kits for self installation for fridge boxes from 30 – 160 litre volume

Designed for self installation and suitable for insulated fridge boxes from 30 – 160 litre volume, all components are supplied pre-charged with R134A refrigerant and assembly is easy thanks to the Frigoboat re-sealing couplings, which are very straightforward to connect and extremely reliable.  The 12/24V compressor and cooling is supplied with a highly efficient aluminum forced air condenser mounted on a stainless base with anti vibration mounts. The aluminium evaporator plate (mounted in the fridge) has a 2m pipe set to connect to the compressor and the fridge is controlled by a mechanical thermostat, which has a probe connecting to the evaporator plate to sense the correct temperature.

There are three options of evaporator plates:

Penguin 80 Litre Air Cooled Boat Fridge Kit – plate evaporator ideal for fridges from 30 – 80 litres.

Penguin 130 Litre Air Cooled Boat Fridge Kit – box evaporator ideal for fridges from 60 – 130 litres.

Penguin 160 Litre Air Cooled Boat Fridge Kit – plate evaporator ideal for fridges from 80 – 160 litres.

 

12V Boat Fridge Kit

So if you have been thinking about fitting a boat fridge in your boat take advantage of this excellent offer to fit the best quality air cooled system available.

Please note – these boat fridge kits are supplied with a 1 year warranty from date of purchase, but are only supported from the UK.  If you are buying a system to cruise the Med, the Caribbean or further afield, please select the full Frigoboat system for full global service support – go to our system builder for details on how to select the best fridge kit for your boat – www.penguinfrigo.co.uk/shop/builder/

 

Is Marine Air Conditioning Essential to Cruise the Mediterranean?

March 8th, 2017

Spring is coming, the days are getting longer and the sailing season will soon be upon us.  So if its also time to get your boat organised for some Mediterranean cruising, have you got marine air conditioning on your wish list? if so, we can help.  We are offering 20% off the main Climma Marine Air Conditioning units throughout March, from the mini Compact 3.5 to the largest Compact 24, we will have the correct sized marine air conditioning unit for your boat.

When do you need Marine Air Conditioning?

While marine air conditioning is not essential for the cruising the Med, it is certainly an important consideration if you are likely to be spending any time in marinas. Anyone who has sailed or cruised the Med will know that a boat sitting at anchor will lie to the wind, so even a gentle breeze will massively help to reduce the heat on board, especially with your hatches open and wind scoops deployed.  Compare that with a marina where it is a very different experience. You are normally surrounded by high buildings reflecting the heat back into the dock area, preventing any breeze from circulating through your boat, while the sun beats down mercilessly all day.  In short, the boat becomes unbearably hot during the day and takes a very long time to cool back down in the eveningmaking it very uncomfortable to stay on board during the day and difficult to sleep at night.  So, while it is a relatively expensive upgrade, a properly installed, water cooled, marine air conditioning system will transform the boat, bringing the ambient temperature down to a comfortable level, allowing you to stay cool down below during the day and get to sleep at night.

What size marine air conditioning unit do you need?

You can run a 24,000 Btu of air conditioning unit from a 16A shore power supply, more than enough cooling capacity for the saloon of a decent sized 50 foot sailboat, so even if you don’t have space to install a generator it is still well worth fitting an air conditioning unit in your boat. The size of unit depends on several factors:

  • The volume of the space
  • The level of cooling required (normally referred to as the Temperature differential from ambient or delta T)
  • The amount of windows and glazing – a wheel house has a far higher cooling load than a sleeping cabin
  • The total number of people on board

Email us details of the boat make and model, an idea of the cabins you want to cool and where you are cruising and we will do the BTU calculation to give you a recommended BTU load for each space. We can then recommend the size of Compact unit and possible places to locate it.

Where to locate a marine Air Conditioner?

With air conditioning you are trying deliver dense cold air high up – ideally projected across the head lining of the cabin to give the best coverage of the space. This means the air grills need to be placed as high as possible. Low down outlets will free your toes and little else!  The AC unit itself is best fitted low down, for noise, vibration also for running condensate drains. An ideal location is under a bunk or seating area where the mattress or cushions act to baffle the noise, with the cold air then ducted up to the outlet higher up.  See the example below:

marine air conditioning

Typical layout

For aft cabin installations you can also look at fitting the unit in the lazarette and again ducting the air forwards and back – but be aware of where the steering quadrants are located and make sure you can get sufficient return air back to the unit.

20% off Climma Marine Air Conditioning in March

The good news is that we are offering a 20% discount on Climma Marine Air Conditioning units throughout March.  Follow the link below to find the correct sized unit, which is available as a kit or as a stand alone unit.

Follow this link for more details on the Climma Compact Range 

Alternatively send us an inquiry with details of your boat (make and model), the areas you want to cool and where you will be cruising and we can generally do the rest.  Although we don’t install air conditioning at Penguin, we supply lots of people who do, many of who will travel, so if you need a complete supply and fit we can assist.

Send us an email (sales@penguinfrigo.co.uk) and we will happily provide you with our ideas on the best way to air condition your boat along with a quote to carry out the work.

Penguin Refrigeration Special Ticket Offer for the London Boat Show 2017

January 4th, 2017

 

Penguin Refrigeration - Stand 046

Penguin Refrigeration – Stand 046

We are at the London International Boat Show from 6th to 15th January 2016- Stand E046.  Time to start thinking about the coming season and upgrading your refrigeration system? or treating yourself to some proper air conditioning for those hot nights in the Mediterranean?

Special Ticket Offer

Use our promtional code EPTOL7THNY to purchase tickets from £12 valid any one day between 6-15 January 2017 (Gate price is £27 on preview day and £22 for normal days).

Stockists of the largest Range of Marine Fridges, Freezers and Air Conditioning Products

We will have a sample of our extensive range of marine DC 12 volt or 24 volt compressor fridges and freezers as well as component products to refrigerate an existing cold box on display.  Experts in marine refrigeration Penguin supply all the UK’s major boat builders, unique in our knowledge to help tailor a 12 volt or 24 volt fridge system to your specific requirements, whether blue water sailing or simply river cruising we can advise on the most cost and energy efficient options: www.penguinfrigo.co.uk/fridges-and-freezers-for-yachts-and-boats/

Also on display will be the latest Marine Air Conditioning products from Climma.  Climma is manufactured exclusively in Italy by Veco, who produce an extensive range of marine air conditioning products from the smallest stand alone Compact 3.5, suitable for a small sleeping cabin (i.e. a V berth on a 34 foot sailboat) to the latest DC inverter chillers.  Throughout the range the product is carefully engineered to deliver quiet, efficient cooling and air conditioning solutions using the best quality components within the most compact configuration possible.

Technical Advice

As ever during the show Penguin technical staff will be on hand  to help and assist, offering advice and answers to just about any 12/24 volt fridge, freezer or marine air conditioning related question.  So whether you require advice, spare parts or a new fridge system, Penguin will be able to help you.

Special Offers

We are also be running special promotions exclusive to the show including 10% discount on all Frigoboat component fridge or freezer systems bought at the show and 20% discount on all Vitrifrigo fridges freezers and AC systems, plus additiona discounts on certain other models.

We look forward to seeing you from at the London Boat Show at Excel our stand E046.  For more information and tickets follow the link below and to purchase tickets our promtional code EPTOL7THNY for prices from £12:

Click link for tickets