Crest Marine features ‘Captain’s Cooled Cup Holder,’ a unique thermoelectric unit, exclusively on its high-end Caribbean, Continental and Savannah pontoon models.
Pompano Beach, Fla., – Oct. 7, 2015 – Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the marine, truck, RV and automotive markets, today announced that Crest Marine is now offering the Dometic Eskimo Cup as a featured amenity exclusively on its high-end Caribbean, Continental and Savannah pontoon boat models. Crest Marine is branding the refrigerated cup holder, installed at the helm, as the “Captain’s Cooled Cup Holder” – a special luxury for captains.
Dometic’s Eskimo Cup technology keeps drinks refrigerator-cold even on the hottest days. The unit fits in the same space as a standard 4-inch (102 mm) cup holder. It’s large enough to fit a 20-ounce (591 ml) water or soda bottle, and also accommodates a standard-size beer or soda can. A specially angled bottom insert keeps bottles or cans of any size in constant physical contact with the sidewall thermoelectric cooling element.
“When Dometic first introduced its refrigerated cup holder, we immediately recognized it as a comfort item that could help convince pontoon buyers to choose our brand over the competition’s,” said Joe Antonneau, Sr. Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Crest Marine. “Dometic’s engineering team has invented a truly effective way to keep drinks cold without the need for ice or a cooler. We are excited to be among the first builders of pleasure boats to be offering it as a value-added feature.”
At Crest Marine’s dealer meeting in July, the boatbuilder used the “Captain’s Cooled Cup Holder” as a sales incentive, offering it free on every Caribbean, Continental and Savannah pontoon boat ordered at the meeting.
“Using an infra-red temperature gauge, we demonstrated to dealers how a room-temperature drink could drop 20 degrees with the refrigerated cup holder. We sold a record number of boats at the meeting,” said Antonneau. “In the months since, customer feedback has been very positive.”
A marine-tough, open-top thermoelectric cylinder, the Eskimo Cup runs on power generated from the house battery. Control of all the boat’s Eskimo Cups can be managed with a single switch or set up with zone switching. The Eskimo Cup is designed for flush-mounting into decks of various thicknesses. A polished marine-quality 316 stainless steel trim ring finishes the surface installation and is accented with two blue LED interior lights. The aluminum interior has a marine-friendly corrosion-resistant, non-stick surface for easy cleaning. A built-in drain eliminates condensation, rain, and water splashes.
Each unit includes a low-voltage cut off to avoid a dead battery, a high-voltage cut off to prevent damage to the unit, a high-heat cut off, and an in-line fuse. To view a video on the Eskimo Cup, go to https://youtu.be/kl_YMG_E5qc .
“A soda or beer may be cold enough when you pull it out of the ice chest, but from that moment on, it starts warming up,” said Ed Todd, Director of National OEM Sales at Dometic Marine. “With Dometic Eskimo Cup technology, your beverage actually gets colder as you drink it. There’s no need to ever drink warm beer or soda again.”
Attendees at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which will be held Nov. 5-9, will be able to see Dometic Eskimo Cup technology at Engine Tent 1207-1208 and Yachting Tent 729-730.
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About Dometic Marine
Dometic Marine, a division of the Dometic Group, is the world’s largest supplier of innovative and technologically advanced comfort systems and equipment for yachts and pleasure boats and a major supplier of HVAC, ship-wide ventilation, watermakers, and toilet systems to the commercial, workboat and military markets.
A specialist supplier to OEM, refit and repair and aftermarkets, Dometic Marine has an unmatched support network of company-owned offices located in 12 strategic regions across the globe and supported by numerous marine R&D facilities and factories. The products are further supported in the field by factory-authorized distributors, dealers and service engineers offering a global presence in over 100 countries worldwide.
Leisure boats from 20 feet to mega-yachts are users of the company’s premium brands which include Condaria, Cruisair®, Dometic, Marine Air Systems®, SeaLand® and WAECO. Their extensive product range includes marine air conditioning, ship-wide ventilation systems, sanitation systems, refrigerators, stoves, battery chargers and other equipment for the leisure market.
Dometic’s commercial HVAC and ship-wide ventilation systems can be fitted to the broadest range of commercial vessels and conform to NMMA and ASHRAE standards; the company is ISO 9001:2008 certified.
About Dometic Group
Dometic Group is a customer-driven, world-leading provider of leisure products for the caravan, motor home, automotive, truck and marine markets. Dometic supplies the industry and aftermarket with a complete range of air conditioners, ship-wide ventilation systems, refrigerators, awnings, cookers, sanitation systems, lighting, mobile power equipment, comfort and safety solutions, windows, doors and other equipment that makes leisure life more comfortable away from home. Dometic Group supplies a wide range of workshop equipment for service and maintenance of built-in air conditioning. Dometic Group also provides specially designed refrigerators for hotel rooms, offices and wine storage. Dometic products are sold in almost 100 countries and are produced mainly in wholly owned production facilities around the world. Dometic has approximately 6,000 employees.
About Crest Marine
Since 1957, Crest Marine designs, manufacturers and markets a range of pontoon boats. Crest’s reputation as an innovator in the pontoon industry is built on decades of experience. From enhancements in comfort-related components like premium seating, and upholstery to performance-driven advances in propulsion, fuel, and steering systems, Crest is continually on the cutting edge of pontoon technology and design. Crest Marine is based in Owosso, Michigan. For more information, visit http://crestpontoonboats.com, or call (989) 725-5188.
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