Air Systems originated in the garage of current president, Mason
Heydt, over 25 years ago with a chilled water product line. In 1974,
MarinAire Corporation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida brought Heydt on
board as President of what is now known as Marine Air Systems, Inc.
In the 70's, industry trends indicated the need for a different type
of marine air conditioning, and Marine Air Systems (MAS) developed a
comprehensive line of direct expansion equipment.
Marine Air Systems
became an affiliate of N.A. Taylor in 1977. This partnership gave
MAS access to enormous resources for product research and
development. As a result of this partnership, in the early 80's the
company revolutionized the industry with at self-contained ductable
unit which became the cornerstone for the company and still
represents over 65% of today's business. MAS also acquired Grunert
Refrigeration at this time, expanding MAS into the refrigeration
The end of the 80's
MAS wanted to diversify its product offerings and expand into larger
yacht applications - it was time for MAS to grow with its customer
base. Heydt came full circle professionally: the solution came with
the introduction complete line of chilled water systems which led to
the development of the modular chilled water system (MCW). The MCW
concept allowed for easier installation in the boat as each unit can
be installed separately if necessary. And, of course, there is the
staged chilled water (SCW) system which is the choice of yacht
The goal of the 90's
has been to bring chilled water to smaller boats, sizes 50, 60 and
70 feet. MAS wants to make chilled water systems more affordable so
all boat owners can experience a quiet system that is also better
for the environment. The Vector Compact, their smallest
self-contained unit, debuts this year. The unit incorporates the
Tecumseh Rotary compressor, unsurpassable for its quietness and
reliability. In addition, MAS has experienced tremendous success
with Passport II and introduces its new three year warranty.
Marine Air Systems,
Inc. is a 5 1/2 acre facility located in Pompano Beach, Florida.
They are the global leader in developing and manufacturing marine
air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.