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Looking for the Best for Your Yacht, Go to the Experts: Whiticar Boat Works

As boat and yacht owners, we take pride in our investments. Every decision we make either improves our experience and style, or takes away from it.

When it’s time for a repair, new accessory, or appliance, you don’t go to a back alley or any old pawn shop. When only the best will do, consulting with a trusted source and expert is the best decision to make.

Based out of Stuart, Florida, Whiticar Boat Works has been in the boat business for over 70 years, and is known for providing only the best in boating and yachting. With an average of 28 years of experience among their talented staff, they provide the most dedicated and versatile services with what they like to call “white glove treatment.”

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As the exclusive Frigibar dealer in Martin County, Whiticar welcomes their customers to touch and feel what Frigibar has to offer at their facility, along with guiding customers to make the best possible decisions when it comes to their adventures on the water. Asked why they carry Frigibar products, a Whiticar representative stated, “We as a group feel their quality and long-standing market presence are the main reasons we recommend them and are proud to represent their product. We also appreciate the fact that they are “locally” made and customizable!

Frigibar freezers, the best in marine refrigeration, along with other products, services, and repairs, can be purchased directly from the experts at Whiticar Boat Works, or other authorized dealers. Contact Whiticar Boat Works at 772-287-2883, or visit Whiticar.com.

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.

Getting the Most Space Out of Your Yacht’s Deck with the Proper Freezer

Yachting is about leisure, sport, and style. Whether you spend your time on the water on an 85-foot Azimut Flybridge or a Hatteras Motor Yacht; making the most of your adventure relies on making the most of your available space – from your deck to food storage.

Using a small, under-cabinet freezer/refrigerator is an option, but a freezer made for an indoor utility room isn’t meant for the ocean. Freezers not designed for the marine environment often fail in the extreme temperatures experienced out on the water and can cause hideous rust stains on your deck.

As a marine refrigeration manufacturer, Frigibar knows that bench or chest freezers are rarely considered to bring a sense of design and style to your boat. Fortunately, your cold food storage unit doesn’t have to be an eyesore.

Frigibar freezers and refrigerators are built to complement the style of your yacht. All units can be custom-fitted with cushions to provide more seating options for guests.

Frigibars are designed specifically for your adventures on the water. They’re made with a durable, rust-free fiberglass body, and can last for decades. They withstand the hot tropical climate and “green sea” conditions out on the open ocean while maintaining zero degrees Fahrenheit.

When choosing your cold-storage options, remember that you don’t have to hide the freezer, just get a Frigibar. It will look great and operate properly, so you can focus on the best the boating lifestyle has to offer.

Contact Frigibar to see how our units can make life on the water even cooler.

Phone: (305) 757-7697

Fax: (305) 757-0250

Email: info@frigibar.com

How Frigibar Fits Into Your Life on the Water

The Frigibar lifestyle is about keeping things cool on and near the water. Frigibar is America’s foremost manufacturer of quality marine refrigeration products, from cockpit freezers and refrigerators to utility deck and dock boxes. While known primarily for manufacturing fiberglass freezers made to withstand the elements, Frigibar provides versatile options that bring style and unlimited capabilities to your adventures.

Fishing

Our boat cockpit refrigerators / freezers are the perfect sidekick for tournament fishing teams, fishing enthusiasts, and spearfishers. There’s nothing better when needing to keep bait, keepers, or even drinks, nice and cool. These cockpit refrigerators / freezers are powerful, durable, rust-proof, and will keep your fishing trips going for as long as you want. Prices start at $4,656 for the 40”L x 20”W x 21”H Ensign Cockpit refrigerators / freezers, which can double as an attractive seating option with the purchase of a custom cushion.

Yachting

The best adventures last more than just a few hours. When planning a yachting journey, food and cold storage is a necessity. By combining an efficient marine generator, watermaker, and one of our cockpit refrigerators / freezers, who needs land? Keep a large supply of frozen food and drinks available for your entire trip by taking a Frigibar Admiral refrigerator / freezer along for the ride.

At The House

For on the dock or by the pool, a Frigibar Salty Dog Insulated Marine Ice Chest provides the same quality design and insulation as our cockpit refrigerators / freezers, while providing an inexpensive way to keep food and drinks cool.  Pair an ice chest or cockpit freezer with a deck or dock box for additional storage. Frigibar’s Salty Dog Watertight Utility Deck and Dock boxes start at just $815.

Frigibar Marine Refrigeration: Cold, Wherever Needed

Frigibar works to keep all of your adventures, and your food and drinks, cool. These are just a few of the many uses for our cockpit refrigerators and freezers.  Outfit your marine vessel with one of our powerful and long-lasting marine refrigeration products to extend your adventures and bring sleek design onto your boat. For more information on how Frigibar can simplify and improve your water adventures, please contact us at 305-757-7697, our online contact form, or purchase directly from the Citimarine Store or one of our other authorized dealers.

Frigibar Industries Supports 2016 Miami International Boat Show at Marine Stadium Park

The 2016 Progressive® Miami International Boat Show is scheduled for February 11-15, 2016.

This year’s show, which will be the 75th annual event, will be hosted at the Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin. The location was chosen as an alternative to the Miami Beach Convention Center, which is currently being renovated.

The Miami Herald published a letter of support from Frigibar Industries President Shuly Oletzky. Frigibar is a family-owned company that has exhibited at the show for nearly 50 years. The event brings in over 90,000 attendees annually and has been an integral part of the Miami boating industry and one of the most popular boat shows in the world.

The Miami Herald:

“Re the May 28 story Miami Commission approves key Boat Show agreements: I am the owner of Frigibar Industries Inc., a small family-owned business located in the Little River area of Miami. We are one of the longest established manufacturers of marine freezers and refrigeration systems for boaters.

For the past 49 years, Frigibar has been an exhibitor at the Miami International Boat Show.

For more than 30 years, we have also been members of the National Marine Manufacturers Association. The Boat Show and our partnership with the NMMA have been essential for the survival and growth of our business.

As a business without a retail store location, the Boat Show is a valuable resource, and our best opportunity to have potential buyers see, feel and purchase our products.

I have many fond memories of Miami Marine Stadium Park. My family would often enjoy the amazing waterfront views when dining at the Rusty Pelican. I have attended Miami International Boat Show since childhood and I look forward to supporting and participating in next year’s event.”

Join Frigibar at the 2016 Miami International Boat Show as we continue to support the event and boating community. We’ll be featuring the best cockpit freezers and refrigerators, dock boxes, fish boxes, ice chests, conversion kits and more, all made in the USA. Follow the Miami International Boat Show on Facebook and visit MiamiBoatShow.com for more information.