Carry on 7000 portable air conditioner from Cruisair Dometic
Living on a small boat for even a weekend in the summer is going to be warm. For small boats a carry on air conditioner that fits over your cabins deck hatch can make life much easier. The unit runs off normal dock marina shore power. The hatch needs to be larger than 12 by 12 inches for the unit to fit.
The unit is quite heavy and two people are needed to carry it on.
Cruisair Dometic’s Description
The Carry-On is the only hatch top air conditioning unit that’s designed specifically for the marine environment. Its ideal for boats that are too small for installed seawater-cooled air conditioning systems. It installs in minutes and it pumps out 6720 BTUs of cool, dry relief.
The Carry-On fits in any standard-size hatch. The adjustable, waterproof hatch bag fits over the unit and the hatch cover, sealing in the cool air and keeping out insects and rain. There’s an adjustable leg and a convenient bubble sight glass on the outside of the unit making it easy to level. And when you leave the dock, the Carry-On stows below deck, in your dockside locker or in the trunk of you car.
All operator controls are easily accessible on the bottom of the unit. You can turn it off and on, set the thermostat and adjust the fan speed from the cabin.
The Carry-On runs on normal dockside 115V, 60 Hz power. The Carry-On 7020, (a 220-240V, 50 Hz model), is also available for areas outside North America. The Carry-On 7000 only draws 6.9 amps running. All internal components are made of corrosion-resistant material, and the outside case is built of tough, durable polymer.
The best news is, the Carry-On is priced for budget-minded boat owners. It sells for a fraction of the cost of a built-in water-cooled system.