METSTRADE 2015: Frigibar Headed to Amsterdam for November 17-19 Event

1115161647fFrigibar is excited to be exhibiting at METSTRADE, the world’s largest marine equipment trade show, November 17-19 in Amsterdam. Over 1,300 exhibitors from over 40 countries will be in attendance, showcasing their products throughout nearly two-dozen pavilions. The event is the only international B2B exhibition for the marine leisure industry.

As the premier U.S. manufacturer of marine refrigeration products, Frigibar has been participating in local, regional, national and international events for 40 years, but this will be the company’s first appearance at METSTRADE. Frigibar President Shuly Oletzky will be traveling to the event and is looking forward to meeting with attendees to help them find the best solutions for their customers. There will be a Frigibar unit available to touch and learn about at the event.

“I am excited that Frigibar is going to be a part of the world’s largest marine equipment trade show. At METS, we will be able to provide access to and education about our products to attendees from over 40 countries. I am also thrilled for my first visit to Amsterdam,” says Shuly.  

Frigibar will be featured in the Superyacht pavilion at stand 09.705. “I could not think of a better location than the Superyacht pavilion for our METS debut. Frigibar crafts an attractive solution for the necessity of marine refrigeration. The level of sophistication and demand for quality products within the pavilion is very high, and we are honored to be among such fine company.” Exhibitors and attendees can schedule to meet with Frigibar ahead of time by contacting +1 305.757.7697, by emailing: info@frigibar.com.  View the full floorplan here.

To attend or for more information, visit metstrade.com. We hope to see you there and will be keeping you updated by sharing pictures and information straight from Amsterdam during the event. Follow Frigibar on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show: What To Expect

Few events are as unique and exciting as Fort Lauderdale’s International Boat Show. With over three million square feet of exhibit space, ground and water transportation options, and six marinas and a convention center, this show is the largest in-water boat show in the world. Entering its 56th year, the 2015 show will be unlike any other, and Frigibar is looking forward to being a part of the show as an exhibitor.

While most boat shows focus on one segment of the boating industry, the Fort Lauderdale show has it all. “It’s got everything from stand-up paddle boards and kayaks to some of the largest yachts in the world all at one show,” said Danny Grant of Pierson Grant PR. Danny says the show is where the “entire boating industry comes to do business,” and referred to it as the industry’s “Super Bowl.”

Show organizers have partnered with Starmark International, a creative marketing company, who will help create new digital branding efforts and give the show a fresh new look.

The show attracts more than 1,000 exhibitors. As an exhibitor, Frigibar has been a part of the event for over 40 years. “Exhibitors make the show. Without them, there is no boat show,” Danny stated. Event organizers go out of their way to make it an amazing and exciting event for exhibitors and attendees. Over 1,500 boats will be on display, and 100,000 people will attend the event, which will be held November 5-9. Asked why people should attend, Danny Grant said, “It’s fun to people watch, walk the docks, come with friends, enjoy a drink and see what’s new.”

Advice for Attendees

Those looking to be a part of the festivities should purchase tickets early to receive a discount and reserve a hotel room as soon as possible. Hotels near the show fill up months in advance.

Danny recommends attendees visit the show website at ShowManagement.com to get a feel for the seven locations of the show and to plan based on what areas of the show they would like to see the most. “If you’re coming for a certain thing, make sure you know how to get there.”

Make sure to stop by the Frigibar exhibit space at booth 541. We hope to see you there! Follow us @Frigibar on Twitter and Frigibar on Facebook to keep up to date with news and events.

Uber Back in Broward!

After not being available in the area since July 31st of 2015, Uber is coming back to Broward County. In an email sent on October 14th, Uber stated:

“We have always prioritized riders’ and driver-partners’ safety with rigorous background checks, a $1 million insurance policy, and accountability and transparency built into the Uber app. We are proud to have provided over one million safe rides here in Broward, and we look forward to providing millions more.

Thanks to Commissioners Bogen, Furr, Kiar, LaMarca, Ritter and Mayor Ryan for creating a modern regulatory framework that enables us to once again operate in Broward County.

We couldn’t be more excited to call Broward home again – and to get back to providing you with safe, reliable transportation at the touch of a button.”

Uber returning to Broward County is great news for attendees of the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and will help attendees and exhibitors get to and from each of the events on-site locations.

What’s New at the Miami International Boat Show? 4 Things to Look Forward To  

MiamiBoatShowLogo-0000This upcoming February, the 75th Miami International Boat Show will bring over 100,000 visitors to the area for the five-day event. As you can imagine, a show of this size yields benefits to not only the attendees but the entire state. “The show is a tremendous economic driver for the state of Florida with an annual economic impact of $600 million annually, creating in excess of $30 million in sales tax,” says Cathy Rick-Joule, Vice President of the Boat Show Division for the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).

Rick-Joule has spent several decades working with the show and was kind enough to take a little bit of time out of her busy schedule to tell attendees what to expect and what’s new at the 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show — “the world’s premier boating event.” Not only is there a brand new location, there’s a lot of new features the show is bringing to enhance your experience. Here’s a list of our favorite new additions to this year’s event:

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  • Firsts: Large events have so many moving parts, it can be difficult to add new features and opportunities for attendees, but this hasn’t stopped the NMMA and event organizers from providing a whole host of firsts, including free events and activities. “For the first time ever, boating enthusiasts will be able to view boats directly in the water, take a boating course through Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training or test drive the dreamboat they’ve been eyeing. Plus, they can get their feet wet at Try It Cove, a brand new area at the Miami Boat Show offering up free paddle boarding and more.”
  • Miami BBQFresh Tastes: What would a Miami show be without great food? According to Cathy, the whole family has something to look forward to when it’s time to eat. “This year’s show features a variety of exciting new food and beverage options and experiences, including a BBQ restaurant, beer garden, cigar and wine bar, on the go lunch options, and an interactive kids’ area where they can build their own pizzas.”
  • Free shuttles: The show is partnering with Freebee to provide free rides on routes in popular, high-traffic areas, and are outfitted with mini HD televisions and audio systems.  To request rides select the “Take me to the Boat Show” button on the home screen of the Freebee Mobile App.
  • MORE Parking: This year’s new location and the efforts of the show staff have resulted in seven times more parking spots than last year in Miami Beach. The additional parking will allow for attendees to easily venture in and out of the show and relax instead of spending hours looking for a spot.

Make sure to join Frigibar Industries at the 2016 Miami International Boat Show February 11 – 15 at the Miami Stadium Park & Basin. For more information, visit MiamiBoatShow.com.

Giving Back to the Community – January 2015

On January 21, 2015 Frigibar Industries, Inc. President participated for the 8th year at the Get Down to Business Lunch Benefiting Easter Seals of Palm Beach.

The Lunch, a gathering of the communities top business professionals interested in networking, learning and giving back to their communities, is a staple annual event held at the Kravis Center , Cohen Pavilion in West  Palm Beach. Since its inception, the event has focused on helping business leaders in the community obtain useful tools that can help them in business and in benefiting the community they serve. In addition, the proceeds from the event help the children at the Easter Seals Amar Center in West Palm Beach.

For the 4th year as Co-Vice Chair of the event, Shuly Oletzky of Frigibar Industries, Inc. was in good company:

  • Chairman Neil Merin of NAI Merin Hunter Codman, Inc.
  • Co-Vice Chair Brian Seymour of Gunster
  • The event committee & Easter Seals Florida staff
  • Grand Beneficiary The Breakers Palm Beach
  • Book Sponsor Wells Fargo
  • Media Sponsor SFBW
  • Gold Sponsors The Baxter Foundation, FPL, Gunster, Kolter, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley and the numerous other sponsors and attendees that make this event possible.

The keynote speaker this year was Dr. Rick Bommelje. Dr. Bommelje is a professor at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and one of the foremost experts on the power and importance of listening.

Featured in the March issue of South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine (SFBW – www.sfbwmag.org) page 76, are 10 tips for better listening, some of the key points Dr. Bommelje covered and we are happy to bring them to you.

 

Frigibar Sponsors Team Tito’s on SKA Trail

Frigibar, the cutting-edge manufacturer of marine refrigeration, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Team Tito’s Fishing Team. The offshore anglers participate in the Southern Kingfish Association Tournament Trail and other deep-water competitions.

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Frigibar supplied the team with its innovative Skipper model for their center console Blackfin 34 TE. The 50″ L x 20″ W x 21″ H hand-laid fiberglass combination chest will ensure optimal temperatures for use as a fish box and bait freezer. “The beauty of the Skipper is that we can use it as a cooler, a refrigerator or as a freezer,” said John Mitchell, Team Tito’s co-captain. “It’s truly an all-in-one hybrid solution that saves an enormous amount of space.”

Completely freestanding and self-contained, the Skipper features rust-proof stainless steel hinges, hardware and lid support. “The quality is absolutely phenomenal,” said Mitchell. “The attention to detail and the craftsmanship is undeniably top-notch.”

Team Tito’s is comprised of eight experienced, part-time competitive anglers, including Mitchell and co-captain, John Jackson. “We’re a professional fishing team that prides itself on sportsmanship and giving back to the community,” said Mitchell. The tournament-winning team is known for its charitable outreach as much as for its trophies. It also runs three smaller boats for inshore competitions. Its website is www.teamtitos.com.

Frigibar and Team Tito’s will be hosting a joint cocktail and networking reception at the Miami International Boat Show at Frigibar’s location at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Accessories Pavilion – Booth #3521 on Friday, February 13, 5:00–6:30 pm.

For over 43 years, Frigibar has set the standard for custom-crafted fiberglass marine freezers, refrigerators, and deck and dock boxes. As elegant as they are robust, they fit seamlessly into the finest deck layouts. The company offers a wide range of options including custom gel coat colors and cushions, to match any décor.

Contact Frigibar Industries, Inc., 6210 NE 4th Ct., Miami, FL 33138. 305-757-7697; Fax: 305-757-0250. info@frigibar.com, www.frigibar.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/Frigibar  Twitter: @Frigibar

 

 

Frigibar is on Fire…Liquid Fire!

Frigibar Industries, Inc. is please to announce it’s sponsorship of the Liquid Fire Fishing Team! Great things are in the works and more details will be available soon. In the meantime, check out their website by clicking on the logo below.

Southern Boating Magazine March 2014 Issue Highlights Frigibar’s Ensign model bench-style fiberglass cockpit freezer!

Frigibar was featured in the Stem to Stern section of the March 2014 Issue of Southern Boating Magazine!

The Stem to Stern section offers information on news, gear, marinas, media, new boats and design.  This month they are highlighting Frigibar’s Ensign model bench-style fiberglass marine cockpit freezer, Larson Electronics’ Magnalight RL-85-10W1 LED Pistol Grip Spotlight, Gumdrop’s marine series of  weatherproof iPad cases,  Turrell Hall offers new spiral-bound map atlas collections, Accon Marine’s 198 Ski Tow, Standard Horizon’s GX2200 Matrix AIS/GPS , Subtech’s Pro Drybag 45L, and Starboard Collection’s Carina tabletop line.

Be sure to check out the current issue of Southern Boating Magazine!

Marlin Magazine features Frigibar’s Ensign model bench-style fiberglass cockpit freezer in February Issue!

Frigibar is pleased to be featured in the New Fishing Gear, Products and Electronics section of Marlin Magazine this month.

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There are lots of new and interesting products to review from our Ensign Model bench-style cockpit freezerMurray Sport Fishing Products’ “Sidekick”Standard Horizon’s VHF Radio the GX2200 MATRIX AIS/GPSSperry Top-Sider’s Shock Lite IIGrunden’s Gage Weather Watch Rain Gear, and AFTCO – American Fishing and Tackle Co’s new T-shirt styles.

There is surely something to peak your interest…and maybe help you catch that prize the next time you are out fishing!