If you have enclosed areas on your boat, a ventilation system can do many good things for you. If you have a petrol (gasoline) engine on board, a ventilation system could even be a legal requirement! Good ventilation can help prevent mildew and bad odours, but it can also save your life by taking carbon monoxide or petrol fumes out of the boat. See your options here at this website! There are basically two types of ventilation systems:
1. Natural ventilation
A natural (passive) ventilation system consists of vents, cowls and other permanent openings in the boat that are designed to let air enter or exit using wind power or the boat's motion to move the air. The choice of which type of ventilator to use all depends on style, the ventilation requirements and the positioning on the boat. There is also a choice of materials, from UV resistant flexible PVC to sturdy polished stainless steel. Choose the air flow that suits the compartment and make sure that the vent opening is closable to a watertight position if necessary. The complete line of VETUS mushroom ventilators would be an excellent choice for even the harshest conditions! A natural ventilation system is rather ineffective at clearing fumes when the boat is not in motion, so it is used primarily for living spaces and tank/bilge areas. It can be used in engine compartments, but only in conjunction with powered extraction ventilators. Hurry to order what you need here on Vetus-Online.com!
2. Powered extraction ventilators
An extraction ventilator is important not only because it's required, but because your life may depend on it.
VETUS ignition protected (IP67) extraction ventilators are specifically designed to clear fumes from closed compartments. They are ignition protected to prevent sparks and are built to resist overheating and corrosion. The size of ventilator you need is determined by the volume of your engine compartment. In the case of a petrol (gasoline) engined boat, it is recommended that you run the extraction ventilator for at least 4 minutes before you start the engine and especially after refueling. When the choice of a system is made and the required specifications are clear, it all comes down to design, and that is where Vetus stands out! From a beautiful sleek range of stainless steel (AISI 316) cowls type Levanter or Mistral, to the modern Typhoon. But if your vessel is designed in a more classic line, we have the matching products as well. We at VETUS understand that ventilation isn't just a hole in your boat. When done correctly it can be a breath of fresh air.