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Penguin Refrigeration COVID–19 Update

12v fridge

Penguin Refrigeration Ltd remains open and able to dispatch goods and will continue to do so while our couriers are still collecting.

Our staff are working from home ensuring they are safe and we are following the Governments Stay at Home directive, so if you need technical help please email [email protected] or use the Live Chat and we will be happy to help.

Our office lines are live 8.30 -5pm Monday to Friday +44 (0)2392 453430

We have also introduced the option to Pay on Dispatch. This allows you to place an order without us taking any payment. We will then email you to confirm exactly when we can ship your order to you and once confirmed by email we will send you a pro-forma invoice for payment (no goods will be dispatched without payment first)

 

3 great reasons to buy a Vitrifrigo 12 volt fridge

There has never been a better time to buy a Vitrifrigo 12 volt fridge. Competitively priced, well stocked and backed up by the best after sales service and support.

 

Vitrifrigo 12V Fridges

  1. Best for value – Prices down or frozen

Not only are all Vitrifrigo 12 volt fridges still at 2017 prices, but we have also reduced the price of two of our more popular models!
We have dropped the price of our C51i (equivalent model to the Dometic CRX50) by 5%, bring it in inline with our best selling C39i and C42l models.
We have also reduced the price of the larger C62i (CRX60 equivalent) by 6% to £595.00 ex VAT.  A great option at a great price.

12V fridge C51i(airlock)

  1. Best for stock and supply

Our stock levels have never been higher, with stock fridges normally delivered within two to three days of receipt of order.  We stock the complete Vitrifrigo range with everything from the new C25P 25 litre mini fridge through to DW360 drawer fridge freezer plus everything in between.  Also please remember that we stock the fitting frames and dual voltage options for all models.

12 volt fridges arrive

  1. Best for service and support – 3 year extended warranty

All Vitrifrigo fridges are supplied with a 2 year warranty as standard, but follow our fitting guidelines and we will extend the warranty on all parts to three years from date of invoice or handover (if supplied on a new vehicle).
At Penguin we pride ourselves on the telephone and online technical support we provide for all Vitrifrigo fridges.  Whether new and in warranty, or 10 years old we are here to help and hold extensive spares for all the fridges so even if you are refurbishing an existing fridge we can help you put it back to tip top condition.

So if you are thinking of replacing your old fridge or finally treating yourself to some home comforts onboard your boat or campervan (just think chilled wine and cold beers on the move!), then check out the Vitrifrigo range at www.penguinfrigo.co.uk/shop/category/vitrifrigo-12-24-volt-fridges/ on our website or contact the sales office on 02392 453430 for assistance.

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

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 [email protected] 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

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

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?

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 ([email protected]) 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.

Service and Support for 12 volt fridges

For help and troubleshooting advice on 12 Volt fridges check out our self help videos