Successful Yacht Installations Include:
VP Customer Service
Viking Yacht Service Center
Riviera Beach, Florida
I am very pleased with the high-quality installation, performance and indoor air quality benefits of the RiteAire Marine™ Dehumidifier whole-boat system and would recommend it to any sportfish owner.
Carmine Galati Jr.
Galati Yacht Sales
The yachting destinations that we all enjoy can also be humid and harsh on a yacht’s interior. Several of my clients have benefited greatly from the RiteAire Marine™ product. The system helps reduce moisture and eliminate odors, which allows for a much more pleasurable experience onboard. Having the interior of a yacht fresh both during ownership and for resale is something all should consider. RiteAire™ checks all the boxes for a quality system that works with quality installation and service.
Capt. Bryan Boyle
Viking 62 Convertible
Captain Bryan Boyle had a Rite-Aire Marine™ Whole-Boat Dehumidifier System in his previous boat and appreciated the quality of the air it provided. So, when he recently took command of a Viking 62 Convertible in South Florida, he asked the owner to consider having the system installed on board.
“It’s a game-changer,” Capt. Boyle said of RiteAire Marine™. “It protects the boat long-time from moisture and humidity that leads to mold. It makes it much more enjoyable to sleep on board. It keeps all the linens dry, and the rugs stay dry. It keeps everything new and fresh.”
“It went awesome. Hector and Mike showed up, got the job done and cleaned up after themselves,” he said. “You would never even know they were on the boat.”
Captain Abner Pires
“Before installing a RiteAire Marine™ Dehumidifier we kept 4 air conditioners running pretty much
full time. Still the yacht had a moldy, musty smell. We’ve been using RiteAire Marine™ for 4 months and now operate only 2 air conditioners. The moldy, musty smell is gone!”
- Captain Abner Pires, 57’ Tollycraft Motor Yacht
I recently purchased a Baia 84 yacht. unused for many years. The interior reeked of mold and mildew. It not only smelled bad, but the atmosphere inside the yacht was unhealthy. I knew the rebuilding process was going to be expensive. I was resolved to find a way to protect my health AND my investment going forward.
I had the RiteAire Marine™ Dehumidifier installed while my yacht was in drydock undergoing a complete interior makeover.
While undertaking a project of this magnitude, I worked with numerousmarine “system specialists, such as plumbers, electricians, carpenters, mechanics, engineers, and designers. With all of them, there were issues and complications and yes, even cost overruns. This was NOT the case with RiteAire Marine™.
They came and installed the system quickly and perfectly. No one did a better or more professional job installing equipment on my yacht than RiteAire Marine™. I am very, very pleased.
My Baia 84 has been in the water a little more than a month, inside and out, it is better than new. And I can rest easy knowing that my RiteAire Marine™ Dehumidifier is going to help keep it that way, 24/7 automatically. No smells of any kind, no moisture just the perfect healthy balance between temperature and humidity.
I am very, very pleased with RiteAire Marine™ and would recommend this outstanding system to any yacht owner wishing to protect his health and his yacht from mold and moisture.
Thanks RiteAire Marine™ for a job well done!
Jay Chatham, Backlash Marine Management
“With RiteAire Marine™ Solution in operation on a Viking 61, the hu¬midity level automatically stays at 45%. The yacht just smells clean. No musty, damp air odor typical of most yachts. Air conditioners alone can’t do the job. With a RiteAire Marine™ Dehumidifier you can feel the dry air difference immediately. “
- Jay Chatham, Backlash Marine Management
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Captain Nik Chaney
2020 Horizon 102
I’ve appreciated the quality of the air. It’s been remarkably different. I’ve had boats before where the humidity was so high you had Command hooks on the wall and they would fall off and ceiling panels fall down. I also feel like my throat isn’t as dry in the morning. The owner is very happy with the quality of the air.
They were concerned. Because of the wetness, musty odor and diesel smell they could not sleep comfortably in their cabin and had to sleep elsewhere on the yacht. (The diesel fuel tank is located below their cabin) Additionally, the wife said every time they would return from a trip their cloths smelled like diesel.
The owners installed a RiteAire Marine™ Dehumidifying System in their yacht in December of 2013 and are ecstatic with the results! The wetness, musty smell and diesel odors are gone. The owners can sleep comfortably in their cabin and their clothes no longer smell of diesel.
Pat, the Seahawk’s Captain says, “Every boat has a distinctive smell … they ALL smell of fumes and heavy musty wetness. Add a RiteAire Marine™ Dehumidifier and the smell, musty odor and wetness goes away almost immediately.”
Captain Pat, “Before we installed a RiteAire Marine™ Dehumidifier in the Seahawk, we ran our air conditioners constantly, even then, when you would touch hard surfaces in the yacht like the granite counter tops they felt WET.
After installing the RiteAire Marine™, everything is dry to the touch.
RiteAire Marine™ allows us to keep the yacht at 70ºF with 45% humidity. Perfect!
Before RiteAire Marine™, we had to constantly clean the carpets with heavy duty machines to get rid of the moisture and musty smell. We had to stay ahead of it, or the wetness and musty odor would get really bad. With RiteAire Marine™, this is no longer necessary.
In addition to solving the wetness and odor problem, the RiteAire Marine™ will save my owners a lot of time and money and keep their yacht in better condition.”
According to Captain Pat, “You could blindfold me and take me onboard a dozen yachts. If only one had a RiteAire Marine™ system installed and running, I could pick it out right away.”
Captain Shelby Johnson
Spencer 69 Shockwave
Orange Beach, Alabama
Hector Escardo equipped my last boat, the 70’ Viking Quicktime, which we fished competitively out of Orange Beach, Alabama, with a RiteAire Marine™ Dehumidifier System. Quicktime had two RAM units; one under the berth in the master stateroom, and the other in the brow forward of the salon. We have a lot of humidity in Orange Beach in the summer. The RAM system lowered the relative humidity onboard to 48 percent.
Quicktime had a cold-water chiller system, and one of the chillers failed during tournament season. We went out fishing anyway – we didn’t have time to slow down. During the day, it got up to 80 degrees inside the boat. It actually felt comfortable in there because it wasn’t humid thanks to RiteAire!
I recommended the RiteAire Marine Dehumidifier system to the owner of my new sportfish, Shockwave, a Spencer 69. I am looking forward to having better air quality onboard this summer due to the RAM system.
Captain of a 61 foot Viking yacht.
In this video, you'll hear the story of Ted Reese, the captain of a 61 foot Viking yacht.
Ted suffered from itchy eyes and a scratchy throat for a significant time on his yacht, until he discovered a few things about how to reduce and manage the humidity level of his yacht's environment.
Now, Ted and his wife no longer suffer from those conditions.
Play the video to hear his story.
Captain Pat Young
The owners of the Seahawk have been highly sensitized to odors since they found mold in their private residence. They had to have their home rebuilt because of the mold and odor problem. They could smell some of the same odors on their yacht in addition to the smell of diesel.
Express Project Manager
A short while ago I was working on a project for one of our customers. They had recently purchased an 88’ yacht, had taken it out for a cruise then came to me with an issue all too familiar to anyone who has been around big yachts.
She said her stateroom had felt a bit damp. She is a sensitive woman and would like her personal environment to be a bit lower in humidity.
Hector, a corporate representative from RiteAire Marine™ shows up at my door with a little brochure talking about a product that could improve this particular situation, a RiteAire Marine™ dehumidification system. He said it installs clean and fast, runs almost silently, and would get rid of the moisture and odor in 30 min or less and would keep it that way, automatically.
RiteAire Marine™ Dehumidification System dropped the humidity from the high 50’s right down to our target 45% level in a safe and reasonable time. I’ve been around yachts for a long time and frankly, even I was impressed.
Many yacht owners think air conditioners can solve the humidity issue. But opening and closing doors, windows and hatches, just during normal activity, can over tax many AC systems. In the southern climates, the AC runs nearly all the time leading to more condensation and odor.
To do the job right on big yachts, you need one system to cool the air and another, like the RiteAire Marine™ Dehumidification System to remove the moisture.
Shortly after the RiteAire Marine™ System was installed, the REAL test came. The owner returned to the yacht opened her stateroom door and simply could not believe the difference. The humidity was reduced and a perfect temperature and humidity balance was achieved, automatically.
A satisfied customer … I like that!
I feel fortunate to have found RiteAire Marine™ just in time for this job and feel certain that RiteAire Marine™ is going to help me create many more happy customers for Cheoy Lee in the future.
It took away my watery eyes and runny nose, I was amazed! I am very pleased with the high quality installation, performance, and benefits of the RiteAire Marine™ Dehumidifier and would recommend it to any big boat owner.Capt. Mike Hunter, Princess Lilly - Viking 66