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Vitrifrigo’s new super efficient 12 volt top loading fridge

Vitrifrigo top opening motorhome fridge

With Vitrifrigo’s market leading power consumption the new TL43 top opening 12 volt fridge will run for 3 days plus on a standard 100a/h leisure battery.  Ideal for wild camping able to run from 100W solar panel 24/7 in UK summer time.

Designed for the campervan market the TL43 top opening fridge is perfect for camper kitchens with 380-400mm depth work tops.  The compressor is sited at one end to allow it sit over the wheel arch on side kitchens.  The TL43 also features Vitrifrigo’s aluminium finned cooling unit for market leading power consumption running for 3 plus days on a 100a/h battery.  Packed with lots of great features including digital temperature control of +10°C to -10°C with Vitrifrigo’s innovative Membrane LED Thermostat; a fast cool turbo mode and a reduced power and super quiet night mode.  Designed for storage of full height bottles there are also two FDA approved storage containers for salads and perishables to keep everything organised in the fridge.

Key features:

  • Able to run as fridge or freezer
  • Digital thermostat with temperature control from +10°C to -10°C
  • Turbo mode for fast chill to achieve temperature set point quicker
  • Night mode for minimum noise level and reduced power consumption
  • Internal LED light
  • Smart storage for large and small bottles with FDA approved food storage containers
  • Inside out fixings and concealed lid fixings for easy installation
  • Removable lid seal
  • External drain
  • Option to remote mount the compressor up to 1.5mt
Vitrifrigo top opening 12 volt fridge
Initially the Vitrifrigo TL43 is exclusively available from Evo Motion Design and will be in stock from 19th November see their website for details:

 

See the full product spec:

Details of the TL43 fridge freezer

Introducing the all new Flostream Micro HIFLO10 water filter

The Flostream Micro HIFLO10 water filter has been specifically designed to suit the needs of caravans, motorhomes and service vehicles. Designed to be as compact as possible, the Flostream Micro HIFLO 10 provides a mighty 10 litres per minute flow rate of fresh and clean filtered water.

Using a water filter in caravans, motorhomes, and other service vehicles such as horseboxes and welfare vehicles avoids the need to carry single use plastic water bottles to ensure clean and fresh water.  Until now, many water filters, have simply been too large to fit into the small spaces available in touring vehicles.

Flostream micro drinking water filter

The Flostream Micro HIFLO 10 uses three stage multi-media filters which removes all impurities down to 10 microns.  For comparison, a human hair is 50 microns in diameter, and anything below 40 microns is invisible to the human eye.

The sophisticated Flostream filters ensure that all chlorine taste and bad odour is removed, as well as heavy metals and other impurities.  In addition, with its built-in bacteriostatic control, the Flostream removes cyst and harmful bacteria, and prevents any risk of micro-bacterial growth when the water filter is not in use.

The Flostream will significantly improve the taste and quality of water coming from a vehicle’s water tank, no matter how long the water has been stored there or how poor the original source of the water.  Using a Flostream also removes limescale, helping keep taps and sinks clean.

The Flostream Micro HiFLO10 measures just 169mm by 133mm which means it is easy to fit into any compact space in a cupboard or under a sink.  The replaceable filter is easy to change, simply by unscrewing the filter from the Flostream body.  Each unit is supplied with a housing bracket, and 0.75 inch British Standard Pipe thread or 15mm push fit piping connector.

Zeb Elliott of Penguin Refrigeration, the UK distributor for Wave’s RV and caravan products, says the new compact Micro HIFLO10 has been developed as a result of customer feedback.  “We are increasingly seeing people wanting to tour further and to more remote spots; and more people wanting to look after the environment and their health by avoiding single use plastics whilst at the same time, being aware of the quality of the water they are drinking.  Flostream filters have been proven to provide excellent fresh tasting and safe water, but have been difficult to fit onboard the smaller camper vans and mobile homes.  Now this compact Micro HIFLO10 provides the solution our customers have been waiting for.  It will filter out all the bad stuff and deliver great tasting clean drinking water even at flow rates of up to 10 litres per minute.”

Costing from £105 inc VAT, the Flostream Micro HIFLO10 is manufactured from Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) and NSF International (Food, Safety and Quality in the UK) certified components, and can withstand temperature ranges from 4-45 degrees centigrade.  To order go to MICRO Hiflo10 Flostream Water Filter

For replacement cartridges go to Flostream Micro HIFLO10 filters (cost £41.25 inc VAT).

25% discount on any Campervan or Motorhome 12 volt fridge

Huge thanks to everyone who came to see us at the National Motorhome & Campervan Show at Peterborough this weekend.
Thanks too to Jerba Campervans for lending us the fantastic Tiree campervan, colour coded to match our solar fridge display it proved to be a real head turner.

The weather was hot hot hot – hitting 40 degrees C on Friday! and we were delighted that the full C51i fridge fitted in the Tiree ran happily all weekend with the 100W solar panel fitted on the roof providing more than enough power to the batteries to keep the fridge running with lots of ice for our drinks!  Although it was almost too hot at times, the weather really allowed us to show how well Vitrifrigo fridges perform, especially in tropical conditions.

Vitrifrigo 12 volt campervan motorhome fridges

Also on display for the first time was Vitrifrigo’s all new TL43 12 volt top opening fridge/freezer.  Designed to fit in a 400mm work top it is ideal for side kitchen units in campervans.  It proved to be a perfect fit on the Evo Design VW T6 short wheel base kitchen, infact it looked like it had been designed for the job.  The Vitrifrigo TL43 has all the latest features and extras: including easy to access salad and fresh vegetable storage, full height bottle storage, an internal LED light, digital temperature control from +10 to -10C with Vitirifrigo’s night mode and turbo mode, plus inside out fixings and an internal drain – it proved a real hit.
It was also perfectly displayed and a perfect fit in the EVO Design VW T6 short wheel base kitchen unit – a winning combination for any one looking to convert their van.  The TL43 will be available to pre-order from September.

Evo Design kitchen witrifrogo 12 volt top opening fridge Vitrifrigo 12 Volt top opening fridge

For all those who had to go and measure up or check dimensions to confirm the space for their new Vitrifrigo fridge you can still get the show offer price up to the end of August.  Just use the code MHCVSHOW-Vitrifrigo2020 to get 25% discount on any mortorhome or campervan 12 volt fridge, fridge freezer or portable.

Back Open for Business

Penguin Refrigeration is now fully back open for business

We have extended our opening hours from 09.00 to 17.00 Monday to Fridays

Our showroom will also be back open, with social distancing rules in effect. You can also buy spare parts from our retail counter and with prior agreement send or bring in fridges and components for test and repair.

Both our factories in Italy are also back up and running and we have good stock of all our main fridges, freezers and marine air conditioning products.  We will aim to dispatch any web orders within 24 hours of receipt, although orders received after 1pm on Thursdays or on Friday, Saturday or Sunday will be dispatched on Mondays.

As ever, if you need technical help please email [email protected] or use the Live Chat and we if we are not available to help immediately we will answer your questions as promptly as we can.

Healthy and tasty drinking water with Wave Flostream water filters

Many motorhome users carry bottled water or bulky water storage containers for their fresh drinking water rather than using the tank and tap.  This is often because water from the vehicle’s tank tastes bad, and also has the risk of containing bacteria and bugs.

Now there’s a solution with the Flostream water filter.  Simply by fitting the water filter between the water tank and the tap, the Flostream cartridge removes all major contaminants from the water including lead and other heavy metals, chlorine and chlorine by-products, cyst and other harmful bacteria. With its built-in bacteriostatic control, the Flostream will prevent any risk of micro-bacterial growth when the water filter is not in use.  The Flostream also removes limescale, helping keep taps and sinks clean.

Flostream drinking water filter

Motorhome enthusiast Malcolm Lawrence recently fitted a Flostream into his van conversion.  He said, “We now drink the water direct from our tank, no more carrying water containers, storing them or having to buy bottled water when abroad.   Additionally, it removes the anxiety about the quality of the water. The taste of the filtered water has no chemical taste whatsoever.  We even notice that when we have been away for a month, the water from the tap at home is definitely not as good.”

Flostream install example

Zeb Elliott of Penguin Refrigeration, the UK distributor for Wave International products, says the Flostream’s filter is certified to NSF 42 and 53 standards to ensure that all chlorine taste and bad odour is removed via the replaceable filter.  Depending on quantity of use, the filter only needs changing once a year and as a compact unit, can be located in an easily accessible cupboard.  “While there are other filters currently available, the Flostream is the only one in this sector certified to NSF 42 and 53 health and aesthetic standards.  It is the only filter that removes limescale as well as providing KDF inhibition and reducing heavy metals.  It’s also available in both 3,800 and 7,600 litre capacity,” says Zeb.

“Using a Flostream filter avoids the health dangers associated with drinking water from plastic bottles that contain Bisphenol A and phthalates.  Users also save money on the cost of bottled water and help the environment by reducing plastic waste,” he continues.

Costing from £70, the Flostream comes in two compact sizes.  The Flow2 is 265mm tall by 85mm diameter and delivers two litres per minute.  The larger Flostream HiFlo10 is 390mm by 110mm diameter delivers ten litres per minute.   Simple to install with twist lock head and 10mm, 12mm or 15mm push fit connections make the Flostream water filters ideal for boats, motor homes, campervans and welfare vehicles.

The Flostream drinking water filers are in stock and can be shipped out in 48 hours. See the full product spec or buy now by clicking below.

Buy Flostream Drinking Water Filters

More information about Wave International products can be found at www.waveinternational.co.uk

For more information contact Alice Driscoll, Consulting Partners, Tel +44 (0) 7971 019377 or email [email protected]  To download his resolution images of the Flostream products follow the link Download images for print

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)

 

What is the most efficient 12 volt compressor fridge?

We have long maintained that Vitrifrigo fridges are the most power efficient 12 volt compressor fridges on the market so imagine how pleased we were when we found this test report from Magnum Motorhomes.

Lee at Magnum Motorhomes has been selling 12 volt compressor fridges for campervans and motorhomes for many years and understands the best way to specify and install them correctly.  One question he is continually asked is which fridge is best? Specifically, which 12 volt compressor fridge will give them the best cooling and last longest on their 12V leisure battery.

To find out Lee decided to run his own test on three of the fridges that Magnum Motorhomes sell – the Dometic CRX50, our Vitrifrigo C51i and the Chinese DC-50.  The test was simple and straightforward, running all three fridges on their maximum thermostat setting at the same time from their own fully charged 110A/H battery.  Thermometers were used to record the temperature from the middle of the fridge and the freezer compartment of each the 12V fridges and the battery voltage was checked throughout the test.

The results

12 Volt Battery consumption

The battery level on the Vitrifrigo C51i remained the highest of the three fridges tested, reaching temperature quickest it cycled on and off twice on the maximum thermostat setting with the battery condition remaining closest to 12.5V.

12 volt fridge test voltage results

Temperature performance

The Vitrifrigo C51i cooled fastest and stayed the coldest in the fridge, with the freezer compartment maintaining a temperature below -18⁰C.  The Dometic CRX50 took the longest to cool down and ran continuously the entire hour with the fridge temperature failing to get to 4⁰C, although the freezer was at -24⁰C.  The DC-50 took 48 minutes to reach temperature 4⁰C on the thermostat with the freezer at -24⁰C.  It also appeared to have the largest variation in temperature on the thermostat with the freezer temperature rising to -13.7⁰C with the fridge temperature continuing to drop to 1.2⁰C.

12 volt fridge performance results  12 Volt Freezer test performance

Conclusions

The Vitrifrigo C51i clearly outperformed in this test of 12 volt compressor fridges in both the speed and efficiency of cooling and power consumption.  It reached temperature faster, cycling on and off on the thermostat twice in the one hour test period and the condition of the battery remained higher than the other two fridges tested.

Although Dometic claim their CRX 50 is 25% more efficient, in this test by Magnum Motorhomes, the Dometic CRX proved to be less efficient in terms of both cooling time and battery draw than either the Vitrifrigo C51i or the DC-50. (if you read the small print the 25% increase in efficiency they claim is actually compared to the old Waeco CR50, which we know was a really power hungry fridge).

For more details of the super-efficient Vitrifrigo C51i 12V fridge

Click the link for the full test from Magnum Motorhomes or for details of their extensive range of campervan and motorhome parts and accessories visit their website: https://magnummotorhomes.co.uk/

Penguin Refrigeration website update

Since going live with our website, we have been experiencing some technical issues with our re-direct from old site which is currently causing a 404 error. See below:

Should you experience this error and require help then please contact us either by email [email protected] or via our on-line chat with details of what you are searching for and we will get back to you as quickly as possible to assist.

 

Is it a fridge? Is it a freezer? Could it be both?

New double drawer versatile marine combination fridge freezer now available

DW180 - 150 Litre frost free double drawer marine combination fridge freezerfreezer or combination 12/24V DC-DIMS

Introducing our latest marine refrigeration product – a 150 litre double drawer fridge freezer from Vitrifrigo which has the built-in versatility to be either all fridge, all freezer or combination fridge freezer.

This stylish brushed stainless steel fridge freezer is built from 316 marine grade with soft close runners.  The beauty of this versatile product is that it can be adapted to suit your entertaining needs with a simple change in temperature from fridge to freezer or vice versa.

Its elegant design and finish make it the perfect addition for any galley or wet bar on your yacht or motorboat.

Its proving popular and has already been fitted into Rivera Yachts and Piper Boats.

The DRW180A marine fridge freezer is in stock in our warehouse and can be shipped out in 48 hours. See the full product spec or buy now by clicking below.

Buy the DRW180A fridge freezer

New Penguin Refrigeration website

penguin refrigeration new website

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Penguin Refrigeration website www.penguinfrigo.co.uk

The new website with simple navigation and refreshed layout features:

  • an online shop
  • system builders to help you select the right marine refrigeration and air conditioning components
  • a powerful search facility to enable you to locate products and parts easily
  • support pages with help videos
  • case studies to view our past projects and help you with your buying decisions

It’s fair to say some blood, sweat and tears went into the upgrade.  We hope you find it easy to use and we welcome any feedback or questions to help us deliver the best service to you.

New range of portable 12 volt compressor fridges from Vitrifrigo

Our brand new range of 12V & 240V portable fridge freezers are now in stock.

5 options from 15 to 65 litres the VFree range are supplied to highest specification

1. Dual voltage power as standard. Runs from 12 volt or 24 volt DC or will automatically switch to run from 110 – 240V AC if this available.

2. Accurate temperature control with digital thermostat with LED temperature display.  Working temperature range is an impressive +10C to -22C (-18C on the VF15P).

3. Battery protection function, can be activated to run the fridge only when the battery has sufficient charge.

4. A++ energy rating.

5. Excellent access as the lid can open either end and is also completely removable if required.

6. Inside there is an LED light and also a removable storage basket.

7. They even feature a USB charging point.

Check out our website for latest offers on 12v compressor fridges at Portable Fridge Freezers

VF16P 15 Litre Portable 12v compressor fridge

Buy portable 12v compressor fridge

 

 

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.

12 volt fridge video picture

Flostream Drinking Water Filters for healthy drinking water on the move

An NSF certified drinking water filter that deliver great tasting healthy drinking water from your motorhome water tanks from just £59.50 inc VAT*.

 

Flowstream drinking water filter 

The unique filtration media in Flostream 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 Flostream water filters are a point of use water filter it has built in Bacteriostatic control so there is no risk of any micro-bacterial growth 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 compact sizes and simple installation with the twist lock head with 10mm, 12mm or 15mm push fit connections make both water filters ideal for boats, motor homes, campervans and welfare vehicles.

Key Features of the Flostream Water Filters:

  • NSF 42 & 53 certified 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

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

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

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.

Finding the Vitrifrigo spare part you want

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 [email protected] 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

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.

BREXIT Update - Orders to Europe now shipped ex VAT (DAP)

We are still selling and shipping parts to all European countries. The new customs rules post Brexit mean we will no longer charge UK Tax on all our export orders; however, customers will need to pay all duty and taxes due in their specific Country via the courier prior to delivery.