Dometic Debuts Engineering Team for Ship-Wide Ventilation

Led by marine-industry veterans Neil Norton & Nelson Frolund, Dometic’s ship-wide ventilation team will focus on delivering custom solutions for boat builders, integrators and owners worldwide

Pompano Beach, Fla. – July 29, 2015Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the marine, truck, caravan, motor home and automotive markets, has unveiled its new, dedicated team of ship-wide ventilation experts, who specialize in providing customized design, engineering support and consultation services to the global marine industry.

Led by Dometic application engineers Neil Norton and Nelson Frolund, the Dometic Marine ship-wide ventilation team will focus exclusively on designing and implementing installation of smoke and fire dampers, axial fans and blowers, mist eliminators and accessories for boat builders, integrators and owners. The products are designed to improve safety, extend engine life, optimize performance and efficiency for oil and gas vessels, tugs, OSVs, military vessels, ferry boats, cruise ships, superyachts, crew boats, pilot boats, patrol boats, fireboats and more.

“Both Neil and Nelson have spent their careers addressing the needs of boatbuilders, integrators, repair yards and owners, ensuring that critical marine equipment is incorporated seamlessly into vessel designs,” said Ben Haynes, Dometic Director of OEM Sales for Commercial Marine. “As Dometic continues to expand its presence in the ship-wide ventilation OEM and retrofit businesses, we are pleased that these two top engineers will be leading the design, planning and implementation for our robust line of products.”

The Dometic ship-wide ventilation product line includes:

  • Smoke and A60 Fire Damper. Dampers close off the engine space in the event of a fire. The lack of fresh air in conjunction with the release of fire retardant can snuff out a fire and save a boat from possibly burning to the waterline. Dampers come in both marine-grade aluminum and stainless steel.
  • Axial Fan, DC Fans and Blowers. Commercial-grade axial fans and centrifugal blowers provide cooling and/or combustion air for marine machinery spaces. Materials are chosen with corrosion resistance and weight in mind. Blades are constructed of high-strength PPG glass-reinforced polyamide, with standard powder coating of the fan housing. Fan motors are high efficiency, direct drive, and reversible. All hardware is either marine-grade aluminum or 316 stainless steel.
  • Mist Eliminators. Mist-eliminating grilles stop corrosive salt mist and water from entering the engine room. Each mist eliminator is custom designed for maximum air flow and minimum restriction for a given machinery package, taking into consideration air flow and dimensional restrictions. There are four mist-eliminator drainage options: bottom draining, face draining, horizontal and sump draining.
  • Pressure and Temperature Monitoring Fan Controls. Controls are available for three-phase fans and blowers, as well as 24 VDC fans. They can be manual variable speed, temperature controlled, pressure controlled, or pressure and temperature controlled. DC controls are temperature based. All controls come standard with fire system shutdowns. Three-phase systems can also have fire damper control. Interface with central monitoring systems is optional.

Dometic ship-wide ventilation solutions work seamlessly with other Dometic equipment, connected wirelessly via the Dometic Smart Touch Integrated Intelligence Control (STIIC). STIIC is software that connects all of a vessel’s Dometic systems – such as engine ventilation, air conditioning, watermakers, sanitation systems and refrigeration systems – and allows crew members to control and monitor diagnostics from a mobile device.

“For over 50 years, Dometic has been building rugged, innovative marine products. Our customized ship-wide ventilation equipment, along with our other offerings for commercial and leisure marine, provide our customers with a single point of contact for purchasing, implementation and worldwide service,” said Doug Curtis, VP of Marketing at Dometic. “OEMs can rest easy knowing that our dedicated engineers, sales force and worldwide service team are focused on smooth implementation and personalized service.”

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, ship-wide 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 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, ship-wide ventilation systems, watermakers, 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.


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, watermakers, 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,  wine storage, and the transport and storage of medical products.

Dometic’s 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.


Media Contact, North America:

Patty Buchanan

Fastlane Communications

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Dometic Marketing Contact:

Doug Curtis

Vice President, Marketing

Dometic Group Americas


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