Portable boat air conditioners buying guide. Features and models to
look for when buying portable air conditioning for boat.
Spending summer weekends on boats is fun but when the
scorching sun is over the head all the fun is gone. Portable boat air
conditioners are a must that keeps the environment inside the boat's
cabin cool and
comfortable, especially during the night. The portable AC fits rightly
on the cabin deck or inside of any small
boat and keep the surrounding, refreshing and enjoyable so that the
nights can be enjoyed to its fullest.
A good portable air conditioner
for boats needs to be purchased wisely keeping in mind the size of the
boat and its capability to support the model.
Portable ACs for
boat cabin are mainly designed for spot and direct cooling, but if the
capacity is higher and the cabin size is smaller, they can provide
comfortable air conditioning of the whole boat cabin.
compact AC models
the selection of the portable boat air conditioners is not great as
with portable room air conditioners, RVs or cabins; but I have found
might be of interest to you.
When searching for the manufacturer or model, use the following search keywords:
portable boat air conditioner, 12-volt portable air conditioners or
portable marine air conditioner. Hope it will help you find the right
I have found different types that are simple by the design; they are not using compressor,
evaporator and other elements found on room air conditioning. They are
either using 12 V battery, which is great when boating or 110 V when
docked and from the grid. These small units are used mainly
in marine industry, but they can be used as the car air conditioner, RV,
or when camping.
12-volt portable AC is ideal to use when boating, but most of the time
you won't be using it,
as there is enough breeze to provide a comfortable environment.
During the night, when sleeping, or resting you want
to have one. The cooling medium on these 12-volt portable AC
is the ice or cold water.
Cruisair Carry -
on 7000 BTU Portable Air Conditioners
Carry - On is the portable air conditioner, specifically designed for
environment and for boats that cannot use seawater-cooled air
conditioner. Carry-on AC can fit any hatch of standard size on boats
that are up to 30', which is larger than
portable air conditioner for boat has the power to pump 6720 BTUs of
air. The control panel is situated on the bottom of the unit that makes
it easy to control. It needs 115V 60Hz to run and draws about 6.9 amps,
used mainly from the dock marina shore power. The components inside the
unit are made of corrosion free material and the outside body is made
of durable polymer, which ensures that the unit last longer without
The unit also has air deflectors made of
tough plastic, which distributes an equal amount of cool air in the cabin
and ensures that the circulation of air remain constant. The price of
this portable boat air conditioner is reasonable and is quite less
compared to the
water cooling system that is built in many boats.
are easy to be installed without any special tools required and can be
mounted on any standard sized hatch on 30' boat. The unit cools the air
in no time with the help of a tough deflector that diverts the flow of
the air making the cabin chilled. It is ideal for a marine
environment and the waterproof hatch cover provided with the unit
protects it from rain and insects.
Adjusting the fan speed and
thermostat from the cabin are features that make this compact air
conditioner a good buy. The outer body of this marine
portable air conditioner is easy to be cleaned. It also
has handles on both sides that make it easy to carry by two persons.
Sturdy body ensures that the unit is safe even during harsh
Cooling Systems by Swampy - MightyKool MW1
MW1 is one of the most popular portable boat air conditioners made by
Swampy. MW1 model is designed for one to two people for cooling in dry
climates, mainly, and is using the Evaporative Cooling System.
portable AC is equipped with the Internal water container that holds
water for one to three hours of cooling. You can also avoid refilling
the system by using the Automatic Filling System through a float that
is connected to an external water source. In the humid areas, the system
can use the energy efficient fan and still provide refreshing breeze.
is designed mainly as the 12-volt portable air conditioner for RVs and
boats, but it can also be used in your home on 110-volts when using
AC/DC converter. Other great advantages are its compact size that
doesn't require complicate installation and low noise level of 59 dBA
when working on high speed.
This 12-volt portable AC is not
using the pump, but the Custom Cooling Pad System. Custom Cooling Pad
System is what saves the energy and keeps the size small.
Marine portable air conditioners are the right choice to make
life comfortable and easy on board. Cabins inside a boat tend to become
heated up as the roof is exposed to direct sunlight for the extended period
of time. In this situation, air conditioning units that are portable
make the air inside the cabin cool so that the boaters can have a sigh
of relief. Whether it is a weekend with friends or family, a fishing trip
or just a getaway far from land, portable boat air conditioners make
living on the boat in summer season easy.