Archive for the ‘Marine Air Conditioning’ Category

Discounted Tickets for Southampton Boat Show 2017

Monday, 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:

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

Tuesday, 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

Wednesday, 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.

Special Offer Boat Fridge Kits

Tuesday, 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?

Wednesday, 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

Wednesday, 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

 

 

 

 

New Retail Prices from 1st December

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

As all our products are manufactured in Italy and the recent fall in the value of the Pound against the Euro has hit us hard.  To reflect the fall in the value of the pound our pricing for both Frigoboat and Vitrifrigo products will go up on 1st December by 8%. So, if you are thinking of a new fridge, freezer or fridge system, or you need a spare part make sure you get your order in before 1st December.

Pound to Euro trend

New Steel Lock Locking Catch for Vitrifrigo Drawer Fridges and Freezers

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Vitrifrigo have introduced a new stainless steel positive lock for their entire drawer range.  A significant improvement over their original South co supplied slam latch catch, Vitrifrigo have now designed their own unique ‘Steel Lock’ latch for their DW Drawer Series. To open the drawer you simply pull up on the ergonomically designed handle to release the catch.  When the door is closed the latch will automatically engage, with a reassuring audible click as the drawer is secured.

Vitrifrigo Steel Lock Catch

 

 

For details of the Vitrifrigo DW Series follow the link below:

www.penguinfrigo.co.uk/shop/category/vitrifrigo-drawer-fridge-or-freezers/

 

Penguin Refrigeration at the London Boat Show 2015 – Stand F059

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

We are exhibiting at the London International Boat Show from 9th to 18th January 2015- Stand F059.  Time to start thinking about the coming season and upgrading that ancient refrigeration system? or treating yourself to some proper air conditioning for those hot nights in the Mediterranean? then Penguin Refrigeration will have the answer.

Large Range of Marine Fridges Freezers and Air Conditioning Products on Display

We have a large range of their 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: http://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 Chorus chillers for superyachts of 50m and upwards.  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. Recent additions to the Climma range include the new inverter driven variable output DC chiller and ‘dry pan’ fan coils.

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 F059.  For more information and tickets please go to: http://www.londonboatshow.com/2015/home/visit/tickets.aspx

 

Climma’s DC Inverter Chiller set to revolutionise the marine air conditioning market

Friday, September 5th, 2014
  • Variable Output 10,000 to 50,000 BTU from a single marine air conditioning system
  • Unique water cooled inverter
  • Climma Intelligent Control delivers modulated power
  • ECO mode
  • No start load
  • Up to 50% energy saving

The result of careful design and innovation based on over 40 years manufacturing experience new Climma DC Inverter chiller represents a revolution in energy efficiency of marine air conditioning chillers.  Driven by Climma’s unique water cooled inverter lowers the chillers power requirement by up to 50% compared to traditional chillers.

 Variable Output from a Single Marine Air Conditioning Unit

Using a scroll compressor with a state of the art DC brushless motor Climma’s new DC inverter driven compressor is programmed to run at the optimum speed for any given ambient temperature. Depending on the heat load requirements, the compressor frequency varies controlling the output capacity from 10,000 to 50,000 Btu. Modulating the compressor frequency from 12Hz up to 100Hz allows inverter compressors to produce faster cooling and heating, significantly improving the comfort on-board.

Climma Marine Air Conditioning

Unique Water Cooled Inverter Compressor

Unique in the marine industry, Climma’s water cooled inverter protects the compressor from excessive temperature, current overload and irregular voltage supply, allowing it to be installed in the engine room without additional ventilation. Added to this, the electronic control of the inverter requires no additional amps to start the compressor and provides continuous monitoring of the compressor curve to keep the unit within safe operating limits.  Eliminating stop-start cycles increases efficiency, extends the life of components, and helps eliminate large fluctuations in the load the air conditioner places on the power supply.

Climma Intelligent Control

Heating and cooling capacity is managed by the Climma Intelligent Control unit (CIC) which uses specially configured algorithms to ensure maximum efficiency.
So, if demand is high and the water temperature is not reached, the CIC will gradually increase the compressor speed until the desired temperature is reached and will also prevent speed oscillations. Similarly if the temperature is reached easily the CIC will reduce the compressor speed.

In practice operating on a sunny day, when the air-conditioning has a high heat load request, the inverter technology will allow the system run at full speed; while at night, when the heat load is lower, the inverter technology will automatically regulate the compressor to run at the minimum requested speed.

Eco mode

Climma DC chillers provide further efficiency gain through a special ECO mode that reduces the consumption even more. This function has been specifically developed to optimize the power consumption of the system in three principle ways:

  1. ECO mode enables the chiller to work more efficiently with a smaller output generator than would ideally be required.
  2. In ECO mode the power consumption is further reduced during night operation, when only a courtesy/night generator is working running and less power is needed.
  3. Eco mode allows the air-conditioning to run even while on the dock with a limited shore power supply.

No Start Load

A standard rotary or scroll compressor will operates much like a light switch – either off or on and for larger chillers there is a significant power requirement to start.  By using a DC compressor with inverter the Climma compressor starts at a low frequency requiring a fraction of the power.  For example the 50,000 BTU DC chiller has an initial power requirement of just 3A increasing to a maximum of 21A, a huge difference when compared to an equivalent 48,000 BTU standard chiller which has a 117A start load.

Up to 50% energy saving

The result of all this can deliver an overall reduction in power consumption of up to 50% compared to a traditional chilled water air conditioning system.