IBBI honors the Dometic Eskimo Cup, the boating industry’s first thermoelectric cup holder, with its 2015 John “Walkabout” Sisson Innovation Award
Pompano Beach, Fla. – April 6, 2015 – Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the marine, truck, caravan, motor home and automotive markets, today announced that the Dometic Eskimo Cup – formerly known as the Dometic Cup Cooler – has received the 2015 John “Walkabout” Sisson Innovation Award from the IBBI, the Independent Boat Builders Incorporated. A new product for the 2015 boating season, the Eskimo Cup is the industry’s first thermoelectric cup holder for boats. It keeps drinks refrigerator-cold, and can replace most standard cup holders onboard pleasure or workboats.
The Sisson Innovation Award rewards suppliers for their innovative thinking and highlights new products that drive the marine industry forward. “Our members voted amongst several new products during our meeting earlier this month. We had great entries this year, but Dometic’s Eskimo Cup really captured the innovative thinking that we look for to honor John Sisson,” said IBBI President, Tom Broy.
The Dometic Eskimo Cup brings a new element of luxury and comfort onboard, keeping drinks refrigerator-cold even on the hottest days. A soda or beer may be cold enough when you pull it out of the ice chest, but from that moment on, it starts warming up. Now, for the first time in the history of boating, your beverage will actually get colder as you drink it.
“When we developed the technology for the Eskimo Cup, we had a singular mission: To invent a cost-effective, easy-to-install device that would keep drinks cold without the need for ice or a cooler,” said Bill Liptak, Dometic product engineer and inventor of the Eskimo Cup. “Boaters can easily and affordably replace their standard 4-inch cup holders with Eskimo Cups. We are delighted to announce to boaters that with this new thermoelectric cup holder, they never need to drink warm beer or soda again.”
Designed as a marine-tough, open-top thermoelectric cylinder that replaces nearly any existing standard 4-inch (102 mm) cup holder, the Eskimo Cup is large enough to fit a 20-ounce (591 ml) water or soda bottle, and also accommodates a standard-size beer or soda can. A specially angled bottom insert keeps bottles or cans of any size in constant physical contact with the sidewall thermoelectric cooling element.
The Eskimo Cup is designed for flush-mounting into decks of various thicknesses. A polished marine-quality 316 stainless steel trim ring finishes the surface installation and is accented with two blue LED interior lights. The aluminum interior has a marine-friendly corrosion-resistant, non-stick surface for easy cleaning. A built-in drain eliminates condensation, rain, and water splashes.
Powered by the house battery, control of all the boat’s Eskimo Cups can be managed with a single switch or set up with zone switching. Each unit includes a low-voltage cut off to avoid a dead battery, a high-voltage cut off to prevent damage to the unit, a high-heat cut off, and an in-line fuse.
To view a video on the Eskimo Cup, go to https://youtu.be/kl_YMG_E5qc .
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About Dometic Marine
Dometic Marine, a division of the Dometic Group, is the world’s largest supplier of innovative and technologically advanced comfort systems and equipment for yachts and pleasure boats and a major supplier of HVAC, engine room ventilation, watermakers, and toilet systems to the commercial, workboat and military markets.
A specialist supplier to OEM, refit and repair and aftermarkets, Dometic Marine has an unmatched support network of company-owned offices located in 12 strategic regions across the globe and supported by numerous marine R&D facilities and factories. The products are further supported in the field by factory-authorized distributors, dealers and service engineers offering a global presence in over 100 countries worldwide.
Leisure boats from 20 feet to mega-yachts are users of the company’s premium brands which include Condaria, Cruisair®, Dometic, Marine Air Systems®, SeaLand® and WAECO. Their extensive product range includes marine air conditioning, engine room ventilation systems, sanitation systems, refrigerators, stoves, battery chargers and other equipment for the leisure market.
Dometic’s commercial HVAC and engine room ventilation systems can be fitted to the broadest range of commercial vessels and conform to NMMA and ASHRAE standards; the company is ISO 9001:2008 certified.
About Dometic Group
Dometic Group is a customer-driven, world-leading provider of leisure products for the caravan, motor home, automotive, truck and marine markets. Dometic supplies the industry and aftermarket with a complete range of air conditioners, engine room ventilation systems, refrigerators, awnings, cookers, sanitation systems, lighting, mobile power equipment, comfort and safety solutions, windows, doors and other equipment that makes leisure life more comfortable away from home. Dometic Group supplies a wide range of workshop equipment for service and maintenance of built-in air conditioning. Dometic Group also provides specially designed refrigerators for hotel rooms, offices and wine storage. Dometic products are sold in almost 100 countries and are produced mainly in wholly owned production facilities around the world. Dometic has approximately 6,000 employees.
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