I had the good fortune of discovering Frigibar Industries three and a half years ago when I first purchased my Fairline 65. My boat, like many power boats was somewhat short on refrigeration and specifically freezer space. Our solution was to redesign our galley, add three under counter refrigerators as well as a fly bridge freezer. We discovered Frigibar after an extensive search for “just the right” freezer, one that would be efficient, save space and look great!
We keep our boat in Ft. Lauderdale, thus, we found Frigibar’s location in Miami to be very convent. I visited their production facility, had a personally guided tour by the owner of the company and was briefed on the various available Frigibar models. I purchased an SW-6 unit which is a very handsome freezer/refrigeration unit that really compliments our fly bridge and the boat as a whole. The unit is modern in appearance and is finished in gleaming white gel coat. The 110 volt Frigibar has proven to be indispensable, freezes foods rock solid in just a few hours and uses electricity sparingly. All thathaving been said, I felt that I would like to write this reference not only because Frigibar produces an excellent product, but, for what they did for me when I had a problem.
Of course, nothing lasts forever on a boat and my boat is no exception. A couple of months ago my Frigibar’s temperature started to rise unexpectedly and at a very inconvenient time, that being the night before departing for the Bahamas for a two week cruise. We called a local marine air conditioning company that added some refrigerant and off we went. When we returned to Lauderdale two weeks later the Frigibar was still freezing foods like a champ, however, I felt that I should call Frigibar to report the problem. I had the good fortune of speaking with Shuly, the daughter of the former owner who had passed away a year earlier and who now runs the company. Shuly volunteered to have my Frigibar picked up at my boat for warranty work due to the time constraints of my travel schedule. A week later I learned the problem was within the interior of the box. Frigibar stood by their warranty and replaced the defective portion of the freezer and returned it like new. This is the reason I volunteered to write this somewhat wordy compliment. After 31 years in my own business I have learned that it is not the good times that define a company or a person, but, rather the bad times. Thus, when I received such royal treatment by Shuly at Frigibar I felt that I had to let others know about my experience. I could not dream of a better company or a better product….Our entire world would be a far better place if more people and companies operated like Frigibar. If you are considering purchasing an independent marine freezer I highly recommend Frigibar. Should anyone have any questions about my experience, please feel free to call me at any time (number provided upon request).