K2 Air Systems has taken inspiration from existing high-performing models in the market to develop a more robust and enduring split system that can withstand even the toughest marine conditions. The KMC and KME units of K2 are similar to their KMSC units and can also be used with controls and thermostats from leading marine A/C brands. These units are simple to install by oneself, making them an excellent option to replace other common units currently available in the market.

Differences Between a Split Gas Marine AC System and Self-Contained Marine Air Conditioners – When to Use, and Advantages of Each

When it comes to marine air conditioners, there are two types to choose from: split gas systems and self-contained units. Each has its own unique benefits and is suited for different situations. Let’s take a closer look at the differences and advantages of each.

Self contained Units:
Marine air conditioning units that are self-contained have all the essential components of an air conditioner, such as the condenser, evaporator, and fan, built into a single framework. These units are typically situated where they are required to provide cooling, such as below a bunk or inside a locker. These models are the preferred option for leisure boats with a maximum length of 40 feet and come in a range of 5,000 to 30,000 BTU.

Benefits: Straightforward self-installation, cost-effective choice.

Split Gas Air conditioning Units:

Marine air conditioning systems that are split function equivalently to AC units found in households, where two separate units are set up in different places and linked by insulated tubing transporting refrigerant.

Typically, the mechanical area or engine room accommodates the condensing unit, which includes electrical elements, a seawater condenser, and a compressor. The part of the air conditioning system that comprises of the evaporator coil and a blower and is positioned in the inhabited space is known as the evaporating unit.

One benefit is the ability to cool multiple rooms or a spacious area by connecting several air handlers to a singular condensing unit. A split system operates with minimal noise (only the blower sound) and takes up less space as the compressor is not located in the living area.


  • Marine Air Conditioning Units Available in 230V 50Hz, 230V 60Hz, 115V 60Hz
  • Fitted with anti vibration mounts
  • Low Amp draw and quite operation
  • 316 Stainless Steel drain pan
  • CE certified product range
  • Scroll Blowers for Compact installation, high air flow and near silent motor running

An evaporator coil in the air conditioning system is a unit which can be placed individually in a room or multiple units can be positioned in order to achieve the desired cooling in an area. To generate enough cooling in a bigger area; 2 to 3 no.s of evaporator units can be operated with a single split-gas condensing unit

K2-KME evaporator series are available from 7000BTU/hr to 36000BTU/hr. The units are designed to be installed in low closets, cabinets or any such enclosed spaces with a discharge air ducted to one or more grilles in the cabin. The units are featured with reverse-cycle heating technology and scroll blowers that make the installation compact and provide enhanced performance. Since the compressor (Condensing unit) is located preferably in the engine room it makes the Split-Gas system is a convenient solution to tackle the problem of noise levels as well a cost effective solution as opposed to a marine chiller system. KME series are built using the latest technology making it quite in operation and reducing the overall electrical load required to operate in full efficiency. For any marine split air conditioner system enquiries in Dubai, Doha and Kuwait K2 Air systems is the perfect solution.

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