Re: Frigoboat v. Adler Barbour
Check out the DC Isotherm refrigeration systems that use an in-water heat exchanger. I've had one for about 10 years and it has performed admirably.
I've also chartered Island Packets at least a half dozen time and haven't been impressed with whatever the factory uses for refrigeration. These were boats that were less than 5 years old. (Not picking on IP, as the worst problem I had with refrigeration on a charter boat was on a Waquiez out of St. Martin that flat out failed on day one.)