Self Contained Marine A/C Units

 

Specifications

16,500BTU - side discharge
16,500BTU - side discharge

Commercial quality:

water cooled self contained units from 16,500 - 180,000 BTU's with digital controls

16,500BTU - top discharge
16,500BTU - top discharge
 

Highest quality

components!

Complete installation kits come
with everything needed to install the unit
except for the power supply wire and breaker.

 

No last minute hidden charges.

Bronze through hull intake fitting and stainless overboard through hull fitting, nickel plated full port bronze ball valve, hose barbs, magnetic drive March pump, 100% 300 series stainless steel clamps, bronze Groco strainer with Monel basket, duct, wire ties, discharge grills, return filter grill, digital control and cable.

standard duct kit
 

Multiple grills and ALUMINUM plenum are standard

Our duct kits come with an aluminum plenum and directional grills - There are no galvanized sheet metal components
teak duct kit
 
 

Optional teak grills in various sizes are typically in stock.

 

Totally pre-wired -All units are totally pre-wired onto two clearly marked terminal blocks - any standard thermostat will operate all of our units.

Our emphasis is on simplicity of design while incorporating the highest quality components with multiple safety controls.

Exceptional Safety - Built in circuit breaker, triple heating element safety controls as well as dual high pressure safety shutoff controls make our units the safest available!

Attractive, flush mounted digital control with backlit screen - You can use a simple manual override or take advantage of the eight programs available.

Automatically dehumidify your boat while away by programming a predetermined temperature for an hour/day.

The thermistor accurately measures the temperature of the stainless or aluminum faceplate for excellent temperature control. Available in black or white background.

Digital Control
 
compressor
Matsushita has been an industry leader for many years and is renowned for manufacturing high quality, low start up surge, quiet, durable and efficient compressors.

 

Unbelievably quiet due to our unique mounting isolator bushings, insulated blower chamber and rotary or scroll compressors - many of our customers have actually mounted our units under their bunk! The Matsushita Rotary Compressors have been an industry leader for many years, and are renowned for being incredibly quiet. It's difficult to hear these compressors start, run or stop, even if you are standing right next to them!

 

Very easy to start - Soft start capacitors, stratified start up sequence and time delay compressor circuits in combination with our rotary or scroll compressors make our A/C units start effortlessly - our 16,500BTU unit should be on a 25 amp breaker!

 

Very low start up surge - The start up surge of these compressors is a fraction of the dinosaur like piston compressors! Millions of these compressors have been used for many years in window units - the piston compressors simply cannot meet the minimum energy efficiency standards.

 

Dry drain pans - The rotary and scroll compressors do not sweat and therefore do not sit in their own condensate and rust! All of our single evaporator models (less than 48,000BTUs and the low profile FMAC16PLP) have dry drain pans- there is a small drain pan only under the evaporator!

Our exclusive 840 Incoloy clad tubular heating elements are almost identical to the heating element in your home electric oven, however we have coiled it into a tight coil and placed it in the discharge throat of the blower motor- it never gets red hot and therefore never "burns"the air.

Three temperature safety switches monitor this element. Dual controlling sensors as well as a blower post purge sensor which dissipates the remaining heat once the thermostat is satisfied makes this the safest and most reliable means of heating your boat.

Trouble free, safe and reliable electric heat works anywhere - in or out of the water - only one moving part! We have thousands of these elements in service for many years -they have been standard equipment for the US and Canadian Coast Guard's 47' MLBs since 1996. Their are numerous benefits to electric heat vs. reverse cycle!
 

For larger applications:

These incredibly compact 60,000 BTU units have a tiny 24" x 27" footprint and are only 43" high. They really pack a punch - enough horsepower for 660 square ft. each!

Completely self-contained, these quiet and powerful units need only a power supply line, 15 GPM of seawater(or freshwater with a keel cooler or heat exchanger) and a condensate drain.

On a ship, four of these units will cool and heat an incredible 30' x 90' area!

Huge savings can be reaped in initial equipment expense, installation and maintenance expense - all while benefiting from redundancy.

Two seamen can swap out a unit in minutes in the highly unlikely event of a failure.

 
This 18,500 BTU model features the most powerful but quiet 120 volt compressor Matsushita makes, combined with a very powerful but quiet 1060RPM, split capacitor, 794CFM blower motor, an oversized three row evaporator and condenser. This powerhouse will supply five 4" ducts and comes with 50' of 4" thermoflex duct. Shown is a top discharge version - also available in 230 volt.
 

The newest addition to this lineup of fine equipment has been specifically designed for Catamarans and other applications that require low vertical dimensions.

The Tecumseh horizontal compressor made this all possible.
Measures only 26.5" long x 14.50" wide x 10.5" high!

 
Approximate Specifications

* The larger units usually have a single 12" duct or 3-4 6" ducts - we will supply whatever your particular application requires at no additional charge.

R=Rotary compressor S=Scroll compressor LP = Low profile

Our aluminum discharge plenums attach directly to the discharge flange of the blower motor, making attaching the ducts a simple task: add about 6" to the length of the unit for a side discharge unit or 6" to its' height for a top discharge unit. (about 8" for units larger than 20,000 BTUs)

One ton of cooling =12,000 BTUs/hour. One BTU is the amount of thermal energy required to raise the temperature of one pound of water one degree F. One calorie is the amount of thermal energy required to raise the temperature of one cubic centimeter of water 1°C. Units' BTUs are rated in BTUs/hour of continuous operation under ideal conditions.

Model
BTUs of cooling
# of 4" dischg grills supplied
Blower CFM(Cubic ft./min.)
KW of elec. heat
Length in inches/mm
Width in inches/mm
Height in inches/mm
Amps (cool) 115/230
Amps (heat) 115/230

Wgt

lbs/kg

 FM6R
6,500
1
 273
1.5
18.5/470
11.25/286
11.25/286
5.0/2.2
13.3/6.7
55/25
 FM9R
9,000
2
 485
1.5
18.50/470
11.25/286
11.25/286
8.3/4.0
13.9/6.9
60/28
 FM12R
12,000
3
 485
2.0
19.75/502
12.75/324
13.25/337
8.9/4.0
17.7/8.9
75/35
 FM16R
16,500
3
 555
2.0
19.75/502
12.75/324
13.25/337
11.3/5.7
18.1/9.0
80/37
 FM18R
18,000
4
 555
2.0
21.25/540
14.00/356
13.75/350
12.3/6.1
18.1/9.0
85/39
 FM18RLP
 18,000
4
555
2.0
26.50/674
14.50/369
10.5/267
12.9/6.4
18.1/9.0
85/39
  FM18.5R
18,500
5
 794
2.0
22.5/572
 15.00/381
15.5/394
16.2/7.7
19.4/9.7
90/41
 FM20R
20,000
5
 794
2.0
24.0/610
16.0/407
17.0/432
17.1/7.7
20.3/10.2
125/57
 FM24R
24,000
5
 990
4.0
25.0/635
15.0/381
17.5/445
10.2-230V
20.1-230V
135/62
 FM36R
36,000
5
 1202
 4.0
25.0/635
18.0/458
19.5/445
15.8-230V
20.1-230V
140/64
 FM36SV
 36,000
5
 1202
 4.0
16.0/407
 21.00/534
 30.0/762
15.8-230V
20.1-230V
140/64
 FM48S
48,000
*
 1650
 6.0
42.0/1067
26.00/661
26.5/674
23.0-230V
28.0-230V
210/96
 FM60S
60,000
*
 2100
8.0
42.01067
26.00/661
26.5/674
26.7-230V
37.0-230V
230/105
FM60S-V
 60,000
*
 2100
8.0
 26.0/661
23.0/585
49.0/1245
26.7-230V
37.0-230V
230/105
 FM72S
72,000
*
 2300
10.0
42.0/1067
26.0/661
26.5/674
28.7-230V
37.0-230V
245/112
 FM96S
 96,000
*
 3200
12.0
42.0/1067
26.5/674
32.0/813
17.3-230/3V
26.6-230/3V
345/157
 FM96SV
 96,000
*
 3200
 12.0
 28.0/712
 28.0/712
 60.0/1524
17.3-230/3V
26.6-230/3V
345/157
 FM120S
120,000
 *
 3,600
 16.0
 42.0/1067
 40.0/1016
 26.5/674
28.8-230/3V
42.9-230/3V
410/186
FM120SV
120,000
 *
 3,600
 16.0
 42.0/1067
 26.5/674
 58.0/1474
28.8-230/3V
 42.9-230/3V
410/186
 FM180S
180,000
 *
 4,800
 24.0
 62.0/1575
 40.0/1016
 26.5/674
30.3-230/3V
44.9-230/3V
630/286
 FM180SV
180,000
 *
 4,800
 24.0
 60.0/1524
 26.5/674
 60.0/1524
30.3-230/3V
44.9-230/3V
630/286

The kit prices include EVERYTHING you will need for installation except the power supply wire and breaker - there are no last minute additional charges for cables, multiple duct kits, sea water kits, handling, crating, boxing etc. The ONLY additional expense is the shipping.

We pride ourselves on having the most simple and trouble free product available - a child can follow our schematics and we truly believe in the KISS principle (keep it simple stupid), and "If I can't fix it it doesn't belong on my boat"!

Air Cooled & Explosion Proof Marine A/C Systems

Modular Components - Intelligently Simple Design
Factory Direct Prices
Commercial/Military quality material
60,000 BTU(5 TON) unit shown - available in 208/230, 265, 380/420, 440/460, 575 volts - three phase, 50 or 60Hz - This is a roof mounted unit - alternate styles available.