Marine Coolers, Refrigerators, Freezers & Ice Boxes
Food beverage and fresh catch storage onboard is can be a challenge for recreational fishers. For cruising vessels with limited power supply, a solid block of ice packed in a well insulated cooler goes a long way. Marine coolers and ice boxes are typically built a bit more rugged and better insulated than the simple picnic cooler available from the grocer. If space and power supply permits, a marine refrigerator or boat freezer greatly extends your menu options. A few days out and the meats and cheeses are still suitable to eat… with cold drink in hand. These simple luxuries are immeasurable at sea. What makes a marine refrigerator different from your household one? Here are a few highlights. The compressor units in marine frig continue to operate many degrees off level. Hermetically sealed compressor means it is quiet and sealed against corrosion. Doors mechanically latch shut. Most important, it accepts both AC and DC power source.
The Engel name is world renown for reliability in 12 Volt refrigeration. The Engel 'swing' compressor is internationally patented and is considered the most reliable compressor on the market today - it only has one moving part! To date, over 3 million units have been sold worldwide. Light weight, and offering low power consumption, the new Engel models offer convenient, transportable freezers/refrigerators that run off 12 volts. They can be used in airplanes, cars, trucks and small boats - basically anywhere close to a 12 volt power source (including wind generators and solar panels). A combination of performance, durability, lower power consumption and consistent reliability has made Engel the world's premier brand of mobile refrigeration.
Engel also manufactures high performance marine ice boxes. With sizes ranging from the new 35 quart to the massive 320 quart, there is an Engel Ice Chest to fit your needs. Standard outside dimensions make it interchangeable with most ice chest fixtures, like leaning posts and under seat storage. That means it is easy to upgrade your old Igloo or Coleman cooler to a high performance Engel Ice Chest. When used as directed, the Engel Rugged Plastic Cooler will provide very high efficiency in ice retention.