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Why commercial operators and the military prefer

Flagship Marine Equipment:



1. DURABILITY

Flagship Marine Units
NEVER
Have Condenser Failures!

The heart of every marine air conditioner is the condenser—the heat sink to the ocean and the only component the corrosive sea water touches is the inside of the inside tube.  Failure of this tube is catastrophic for the entire system. Even extremely corrosive places like the very high salinity of the Red Sea are no problem for Flagship Marine condensers because we use an unusually thick walled 90/10 CuNi (copper nickel) tube with particular annealment, hardness and other characteristics.
We don’t dramatically shorten our condensers to save money by enhancing this tub: knurling or rifling for example. Our tube is “slick walled” with no thin spots that fester these failures.   
Paper thin condenser tubes dissipate heat very quickly so the condenser tube can be short and inexpensive.  We don't cut corners by doing so.  We have full length condensers!  The shorter the condenser, the cheaper it is and the shorter it will last!

Flagship Marine has always prioritized durability and quality over cost savings and we NEVER cut corners. We also don’t skimp on our brazing material—ALL refrigerant lines are brazed with a 15% silver alloy, not the 5% typical of other manufacturers. As a result, Flagship Marine is very proud to have had almost ZERO condenser failures in the last two decades!

CHOOSE FLAGSHIP MARINE FOR CONSISTENT QUALITY AND DURABILITY!

Our 14 gauge, 316 Series stainless steel, one-piece, precision laser cut, TIG
welded chassis provides superior support for all the chiller components.

 

Flagship Marine takes no shortcuts
with quality and design!


All condenser tube to manifold connections are made with precision machined 90/10 CuNi (Copper Nickel) socolets that are TIG welded to the schedule 80 90/10 CuNi nipple with a monel alloy and brazed to the condenser tubes to ensure many years of trouble free service.

This configuration meets all MilSpec and ABYC requirements. Naked connections aren't nearly as durable and fail to meet those standards.

For your convenience all manifolds are fitted with reducing couplers and a 3/4" drain plugs for winterizing.



2. RELIABILITY


We don't use proprietary printed circuit boards!

What sets Flagship Marine apart from our competition is our belief in the KISS principle (Keep It Simple, Stupid). This has guided our component selection and design emphasis for many years. We brag that even a child can follow our schematics!
Look at this single compressor chiller electric box. All the components are “over the counter” at a fraction of typical costs in our industry. The most expensive item here is less than $53.00!



Flagship Marine incorporates only the highest quality components that are primarily manufactured in the States, and all the production takes place at our factory locations in Stuart, FL.

Chiller evaporators - York, PA
Self contained evaporators - Longview, TX
Refrigerant components - Allenwood, NJ
Expansion valves - Washington , MO
Electric modules - Syracuse, NY




Our electrical boxes are simple and ruggedly designed!



We provide time-tested quality!

As you can see below, the Flagship Marine electric control box has the highest quality over-the-counter components, and it is extremely easy to diagnose and repair a problem.


The most expensive component in this box is less than $28.00!  No extremely expensive, proprietary printed circuit boards, and no need for a specifically trained technician! Most problems can be diagnosed and repaired with a voltmeter and a screwdriver!



Flagship Marine incorporates only the highest quality components that are primarily manufactured in the States, and all the production takes place at our factory locations in Stuart, FL.

Chiller evaporators - York, PA
Self contained evaporators - Longview, TX
Refrigerant components - Allenwood, NJ
Expansion valves - Washington , MO
Electric modules - Syracuse, NY
Blower motors - Dayton, OH



96,000 BTU SELF-CONTAINED

This 8 ton (96,000 BTU) unit pumps out more than 5,000 CFM of air conditioned air with two blowers, four evaporators and a nine ton condenser assembly, which results in a low compressor head pressure and amp draw. Each blower is fitted with 3-6" collars (many configurations available) for ease of ducting. The single Copeland scroll compressor is staged to start a few seconds after the blowers to minimize the start up surge, even though with a scroll compressor the start up surge is very minimal.


Optional condenser manifolds result in a single sea water in and out connection, and the optional refrigerant gauge package lets you monitor the operating conditions of the unit immediately.




This 360,000 BTU dual compressor chiller has an incredible 31" x 52" footprint and is only 39" tall!


The evaporator refrigerant circuit is bufurcated with a single chilled water loop, so you have two completely isolated refrigerant circuits!
The control box has independent RANCO temperature controllers, transformers, circuit breakers and voltage/phase protection, and everything is over the counter!



This 15 ton (180,000 BTU) unit pumps out more than 7,500 CFM of air conditioned air with three blowers, six evaporators and a huge condenser assembly, which results in a low compressor head pressure and amp draw. Each blower is fitted with a 12" collar for ease of ducting. The single Copeland scroll compressor is staged to start a few seconds after the blowers to minimize the start up surge, even though with a scroll compressor the start up surge is very minimal.


Optional condenser manifolds result in a single sea water in and out connection, and the optional refrigerant gauge package lets you monitor the operating conditions of the unit immediately.

Our new design, which has evolved over many years of experience, has resulted in the most rugged, simple, trouble free and compact unit available today. A child can follow the schematic!

No expensive proprietary printed circuit boards, no add on charges for "controllers"- everything is in one modular electric control box and is "over-the-counter"!



Flagship Marine Exclusive!
Dry Drain Pan!

No more mold and mildew starting in your drain pan!
We now manufacture sloped aluminum drain pans that are dry so the
condensate water doesn't have a chance to grow mold and mildew!!!





Our new digital control is programmable or you can override the programs and manually control the temperature.

In addition to a host of features it has a back-lit screen for programming even in the dark.

ANY four wire battery-operated control will operate ANY Flagship Marine unit!

Personalize Your Thermostat!

We will laser etch your vessel name here
for only $35.00!




When real estate is in short supply, as it always is, how about ten tons (120,000BTUs) of air cooled chilled water on a 22"x 28" footprint!!!!!!
It is ten feet high, but this is often not a concern.


The outside panel features a six-row copper/copper condenser with six HP of blowers to accommodate the most extreme conditions!

The inside panels are all removable for easy access to everything, and the eye-level, convenient electric box has ALL of the electrical components in it, next to the legendary, over the counter and bulletproof Ranco ETC controller, as well as our exclusive low voltage control center, refrigerant gauges and charging ports.



How about 30 tons of air-cooled chilled water on an incredible 22"x 84" footprint!!!!!!!
Flagship Marine components fit together with aircraft quality precision.

All sheet metal components are laser cut with aircraft/military quality tolerances in the ten-thousandths of an inch range as depicted here with the skeleton of an air-cooled chiller. Note the PEM nut inserts and numerous stainless steel rivets that result in a very rigid, strong and exacting structure.





We manufacture a variety of different sized chilled water holding/storage tanks.

Shown are 40 and 80 gallon tanks in 14 gauge stainless steel.

Best placed on the return line to the chiller to minimize compressor cycling, and be sure the pump sucks from the bottom of the tank.

A small expansion tank should be placed at a high point.  The holding tank can be at any opportune location, typically in the bilge or engine room, and is flooded - the expansion tank is plumbed to the top of the holding tank.


self contained horizontal water cooled marine
                    air conditioner

The horizontal version of our 60,000 BTU unit has the identical features as the vertical configuration and measures only
46" x 26" x 26.5" high
Depicted here is a side discharge unit.

 





MIGHTY MITE!

For a lot of horsepower with a tiny footprint, this vertical configuration 36,000 BTU unit is only 16" x 21" and is still only 29" high!

Note how accessible all of the components are - such as the expansion valve blower, compressor and electric box!




Depicted here are three vertical FM60SV units that produce a walloping five tons of cooling each (60,000 BTUs each)

This is the complete package - the compressor, the condenser, the evaporator, the blower, the electrical box - just add a power supply line and 15GPM of fresh or sea water below 95°F and you are done!

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

Features: Dual evaporators, dual condensers combined with a bulletproof, efficient and quiet Copeland Compliant Scroll compressor and a quiet Dayton 2,780 CFM double inlet squirrel cage blower, all on a stainless steel chassis.

Our extremely simple and rugged electric box consists of: Compressor relay, blower relay, heater element relay(if the optional heat is selected), compressor time delay, transformer, run capacitor,breaker - That's it!

All on a tiny footprint of only 23.75" x 26.75"and only 49.0" high!

self
                              contained vertical water cooled marine air
                              conditioner

No expensive and proprietary PCBs or triacs to fail. A child could follow the schematic.



 

3. ECONOMY



• WE OFFER EXTREMELY LOW, FACTORY-DIRECT PRICING!

We are extremely cost-competitive because we don't have dealers, wholesalers and distributors to feed!

• OUR PRODUCTS INCUR VERY LOW LONG-TERM MAINTENANCE COSTS!


Flagship Marine can also save you considerable engineering expenses - possibly eliminating this expense entirely!

Once you commit to using Flagship equipment, our trained technicians will take your plans and carefully size the HVAC load and outline a complete ducting, wiring and plumbing plan - at no charge!

In most cases, you won't need to hire an engineer to do a thermodynamic load, ducting, wiring and plumbing plans, which can save you thousands of dollars.

We will not go into the detail of how to run the ducts, wires and water lines - if you want or need this service you will have to hire a local engineer to accomplish this, however we will tell you, for example - "Mount one five ton unit here - it needs a 3/4" water supply line, requires a 230 volt single phase 30 amp power supply, and the three 6"ducts should be run in the ceiling in this area, terminating at grills in these general locations."


 A blunt and honest discussion about the Marine HVAC industry:

From an engineering point of view, there is nothing special about marine HVAC other than the necessity to use corrosion resistant materials and salt-water-proof water-cooled condensers.

In keeping with the KISS principle (Keep It Simple, Stupid!) Flagship Marine incorporates the same typical industry wiring and component configuration as the millions of residential and commercial units that have been in use for decades.

ANY RESIDENTIAL HVAC technician will have little trouble servicing Flagship Marine equipment. Our flush mounted digital control is attractive and very functional, however in a pinch you can go into any hardware store and purchase a standard four wire thermostat that will operate any Flagship Marine unit! It couldn't be more simple than that.

With Flagship Marine equipment, you are not married to anyone for unique, complicated, expensive and most importantly proprietary components, therefore many marine service technicians don't like Flagship equipment because they can't make as much money selling you a $19.00 relay that takes ten minutes to install. They are used to an $800.00 repair to "replace the board."


When deciding on what system you want on your boat,
consider the motivationsof the people giving you advice:

Industry Motivations:

Flagship Marine is able to offer you the highest quality equipment for less money because we do not have and do not want dealers and distributors. Although we do have entities that resell our fine equipment, and we do support them, they are not official dealers - we typically sell and service factory direct, which greatly reduces our overhead.

In the very unlikely event of a failure that we can't fix over the phone by sending the consumer a component that takes minutes to replace, it is far less expensive for us to pay for the shipping back and forth to the factory during the warranty period, rather than having it repaired in the field; therefore we are highly motivated to manufacture equipment that is long-term trouble-free and simple to diagnose & repair.

Most yacht/ship builders are primarily motivated not to have any hassles or exposures during the very short 12 month warranty period. This is a very short period of time that always seems to fly by.

If you bought a new boat and have an HVAC problem, the builder wants to be able to say "call your local dealer" and washes his hands of any involvement. They typically don't care how much the unit costs, how long it will last or how much it will cost you to maintain. You have different objectives and motivations than the builder, and should take this into consideration when deciding what equipment you select for your vessel.

The service industry and many of our competitors are highly motivated to keep you a captive customer, to perpetuate and enhance the very lucrative repair/parts business they have, being the sole source of repairs and proprietary components for the very specialized marine equipment they sell and service.

You, the consumer, should take all of these thoughts into consideration, for it is you who determines what equipment you want to spend your money on, for your vessel!

Why pay more - and get less?

Why take a chance buying from a company that started making these units last week?

Time proven commercial quality HVAC for as little as 7.49¢/BTU!

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