The heat in South Florida is no joke. Even though Fort Lauderdale enjoys amazing winds off the Atlantic Ocean, boaters should still be prepared to have an AC unit in their boats. If a boat did not come with a marine AC unit and you are looking to install one, there’s no better choice than a self contained AC unit. These one-piece units are best suited for smaller boats under 50’ that do not have room for a split system or chilled water systems. For smaller boat owners looking to only cool one section of their boat, a self contained air conditioner is their best bet.
A water heater may not sound like a necessity in a hot location such as Fort Lauderdale. However, many passengers find they enjoy the comforts of warm water when washing and showering. Even smaller boats can benefit by having a small marine water heater to help wash off the chill of winter water. Beard Marine carries Isotemp marine heaters for boats of any size. Isotemp marine water heaters all come with a safety relief valve as well as temperature control to prevent scalding. Best of all, marine water heaters are made specifically for marine applications and can be mounted several ways to best accommodate small spaces.