Webasto provides for an ideal climate of well-being on the high seas and in port
Stockdorf/Munich – January 13, 2017 – Time and again, sailing out onto the open sea is a new and unique experience for every boat owner. Webasto sees to it that no matter what the weather conditions may be, they can enjoy their voyage on the high seas in superlative comfort and convenience. The company has made it a point to specialize in complete heating, air-conditioning and roof systems that provide users with comfortable added values. Webasto will be presenting its innovative, customized solutions in hall 10, booth G60 at the boot Düsseldorf 2017 from January 21 to 29. Under the slogan “On a Feel-Good Course with Webasto” Webasto sets a new industry standard at the trade show, with its BlueCool MyTouch control unit with its color touchscreen – it is available effective immediately for all Webasto climate control systems.
Intuitive operation with the BlueCool MyTouch Control Unit
A boat is not merely a means of transportation, it is also very much a design object. That is why Webasto designed the BlueCool MyTouch user interface not only with an emphasis on intuitive operation via simple symbols, but by paying particular attention to the high end visual integration. The system is impressive for the elegant design of the cover frame in a variety of colors. Users can choose from one of three digital designs for the operating menu and if desired, also upload their own logo or photograph as the standby image. What’s more, the display also comes with a series of new features that make operation even easier. These include items such as a timer, display of operating values with descriptions and configuration of the standby display.
The MyTouch control unit is available for Webasto climate control systems, as well as the new air handlers of the A-Series. The three construction versions – Compact, Slimline and Low Profile – are characterized by their especially compact, slim and flat design. The most important innovation in the A-Series is the Webasto Instant Drain Condensate Management. It prevents condensate water from the system’s condensate tray from sloshing over when the boat heels or makes abrupt maneuvers, which could cause some of the wood fittings and framework to get wet and incur long-term damage. To ensure that boat owners also get to stay on their feel-good course at all times, the optional EHM electric heating module allows users to simultaneously heat or cool individual cabins independently of one another. For instance, the living room area can be heated more intensely, while the sleeping area is deliberately kept at cooler temperatures. The new air handlers are suited for use in conjunction with Webasto chiller systems.
Heating via Smartphone: the Air Top 2000 STC
Anyone who owns a small or midsize boat of up to eight meters in length, can benefit from the Air Top 2000 STC air heater, a Webasto heating solution that provides for rapid cabin warmup. In Düsseldorf, Webasto is presenting the inexpensive, lightweight, compact – and easy to retrofit – air heater to its visitors. Thanks to minimal operating noise, the device is barely audible, and because of its perfect climate control it contributes to the relaxation of all crew members. What’s more, the heater is equipped with an instant start button and a 7-day timer. 2 The built-in timer allows for programming three preselected times for each day of the week. The absolute highlight: In combination with the ThermoCall, the heater can be very conveniently controlled via smartphone. So boat owners can switch the heater on from anywhere, and even after a stay on shore, return to a cabin that welcomes them with pleasant temperatures.
Refreshment with the lowest energy consumption
Webasto has also developed a climate control system for sailing and motor yachts with a limited power supply, that is exactly geared to meet the needs of its owners. The efficient Eco modes of the BlueCool V50M air-conditioning system allow for particularly economical operation especially when little energy is available. The variable speed-controlled compressor is driven by the efficient inverter technology, an intelligent and environmentally friendly control of the compressor. The BlueCool V50 is impressive for its quiet, gentle, adaptive operation while at the same time preventing start-up power peaks. Consequently, a smaller generator can be used, which enables savings on costs as well as weight.
Opening up new horizons with Webasto BlueSky
In the roof sector, Webasto is showcasing the electric sliding hatch Webasto BlueSky at the trade fair. The new product development guarantees fresh air below deck, and even when in a closed position, enables a clear, unobstructed view of the sky while letting a lot of light flood the interior. What’s more, condensate formation on the roof’s inner surface is now a thing of the past, as this is prevented by a thermal insulation. Webasto BlueSky consists of two acrylic shells and can be integrated in boats of up to nine meters in length. Installation is simple and straightforward and is executed on the bridge deck or in the canopy.
BlueCool MyTouch Control Unit
- Display size 2.4 inches
- Cover frame compatible with Vimar, Eikon, Vimar Eikon EVO, Vimar Plana, Btcino Axolute, Webasto
- Expandable with 3/2-way bypass valves or by the 230 V in-line EHM tubular heating elements
- Cooling capacities of up to 36,000 BTU/h
Air Top 2000 STC
- Heating capacity of 0.9 to 2 kW
- MultiControl user interface with LC display 3
BlueCool V50 M
- Modulating cooling capacity of 8,500 to 50,000 BTU/h
- ECO mode allows for restricting power consumption Very compact, quiet and energy-efficient
- Weight 14 kg, height 60 mm
- Electrically operated with toggle switch, 12 V operating voltage
Come and visit Webasto at the boot Düsseldorf 2017 in hall 10, booth G60 from January 21 to 29. We would be pleased to set up a personal meeting for you!
Under the following links you can download the press pictures:
Picture 1: BlueCool MyTouch display Download (© Webasto Group)
Caption: The BlueCool MyTouch control unit is part of all Webasto BlueCool climate control systems: New functions, intuitive operation and a color touchscreen ensure a high user-friendliness.
Picture 2: BlueCool A-Series Download (© Webasto Group)
Caption: The new airhandlers of the BlueCool A-Series. They add a new heating source to the climate control system which, due to the bypass valves, is independent of the cold water circuit.
Picture 3: Air Top 2000 STC Download (© Webasto Group)
Caption: The Air Top 2000 STC air heater is a Webasto heating solution that provides for rapid cabin warmup.
Picture 4: BlueCool V50 M Download (© Webasto Group)
Caption: The efficient Eco modes of the BlueCool V50M air-conditioning system allow for particularly economical operation especially when little energy is available.
Picture 5: Webasto BlueSky Download (© Webasto Group)
Caption: The electric sliding hatch Webasto BlueSky guarantees fresh air below deck, and even when in a closed position, enables a clear, unobstructed view of the sky while letting a lot of light flood the interior. It is completely waterproof and thermic isolation prevents condensation on the inside.
Webasto Group based in Stockdorf near Munich has been a family-owned business ever since the company was founded in 1901. The group operates internationally at over 50 locations (over 30 of these production plants) in the divisions roof and thermo systems. Webasto is one of the top 100 automotive suppliers worldwide. In 2015 the Group realized a sales volume of 2.9 billion euros and has almost 12,000 employees. The company´s core competencies encompass the development, production and sales of complete roof and convertible systems as well as heating, cooling and ventilation systems for passenger cars, commercial and special vehicles, recreational vehicles and boats. For more information please visit www.webasto-group.com