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CAFRAMO Bora Three-Speed Fans

With an improved, higher-capacity design, these fans are ideal for berthing areas, main salon, cockpit or galley. They feature long-life motors with center push control, full grills on front and back and built-in handle for easy up/down or side-to-side positioning.

  • Capacity: High/Med./Low
  • Speeds: 225/180/150cu. ft./min.
  • CFM: 130-150
  • Blade: 5"
  • Safety Features: Front/back protective grills
  • Dimensions: 9"H x 6-1/4"W x 3-5/16"D
  • Power Lead: Hard wire to house battery
  • Material: UV-stabilized plastic
  • Warranty: Two years
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Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
24V Bora Fan, 0.15A High Draw, 0.11A Medium Draw, 0.08A Low Draw, Black 9835851 748CA24BBX
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Reg. $109.99

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$89.99

24V Bora Fan, 0.15A High Draw, 0.11A Medium Draw, 0.08A Low Draw, White 9835844 748CA24WBX
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Reg. $109.99

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$89.99

12V Bora Fan, 0.29A High Draw, 0.22A Medium Draw, 0.15A Low Draw, Black 9835836 748CABBX
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Reg. $84.99

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$64.99

12V Bora Fan, 0.29A High Draw, 0.22A Medium Draw, 0.15A Low Draw, White 9835828 748CAWBX
In stock online.

Reg. $84.99

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$64.99

Product Description

With an improved, higher-capacity design, these fans are ideal for berthing areas, main salon, cockpit or galley. They feature long-life motors with center push control, full grills on front and back and built-in handle for easy up/down or side-to-side positioning.

  • Capacity: High/Med./Low
  • Speeds: 225/180/150cu. ft./min.
  • CFM: 130-150
  • Blade: 5"
  • Safety Features: Front/back protective grills
  • Dimensions: 9"H x 6-1/4"W x 3-5/16"D
  • Power Lead: Hard wire to house battery
  • Material: UV-stabilized plastic
  • Warranty: Two years

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CaframoBora Three-Speed Fans
 
4.1

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustable (10)
  • Quiet (10)
  • Good power output (8)
  • Stable base (8)
  • Durable (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small rooms (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (12), Budget shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best fan I've found!

Intalled 4 Bora fans about 1 year ago. Used in a 40' sailboat cruising the Sea of Cortez. Overall impression... Avesome!
These are REALLY quiet fans. I have one...Read complete review

Intalled 4 Bora fans about 1 year ago. Used in a 40' sailboat cruising the Sea of Cortez. Overall impression... Avesome!
These are REALLY quiet fans. I have one in my berth about 2 feet from my head. Even on the mid setting the sound is less than the Caframo Scirocc mounted 10 feet away. They also move a LOT of air. We've rarely used them on the high setting, even in the middle of summer.
Slight downsides are the awkward adjustment and a tendency for the fan blade to move on the motor shaft and ratttle against the housing. Fortunately, the blade is mounted with an easily adjustable brass collet so you can move the blade. It might be an idea to check that the nut on the blade hub is tight when you install the fan.
The adjustment issue isn't a big deal. You just have to unscew a large plastic nut to rotate the fan. Unless you hold the nut, it tends to move with the fan and unscew completely or tighten up prematurely. No big deal and this fan would be my choice if I ever need more.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Puzzled by reviews this fan is getting?

Bought this a year ago. I believe customers need at least one year usage to properly write a review.
At the price of this small fan ($70 to $100) I am very...Read complete review

Bought this a year ago. I believe customers need at least one year usage to properly write a review.
At the price of this small fan ($70 to $100) I am very disapointed. From the begining the fan blade was out of balance. The fan can only be run at certain speeds or the vibrations cause too much banging and noise. This caused premature bearing wear which means the fan can now only be run at full speed or slow speed in order to prevent clicking from the worn bearings. The built in LED light is probably a nice feature for some people but the size of the fan in my small 27 ft. sailboat means I can only get a usfull breeze with the fan pointed directly at me from no more the 6 ft. away which means the light only lights up me.
I noticed that now this fan is made with a 3 speed switch instead of a variable speed switch. This would mean you can no longer select a speed that has the least vibration. I would certainly want to test this new version before buying.

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2.0

Puzzled by reviews this fan is getting?

By Bicycling Bob

from St. Simons, GA

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Badly Balanced Blade
    • Loud
    • Wears Out Fast

    Best Uses

    • Small Boats Only

    Comments about Caframo Bora Three-Speed Fans:

    Bought this a year ago. I believe customers need at least one year usage to properly write a review.
    At the price of this small fan ($70 to $100) I am very disapointed. From the begining the fan blade was out of balance. The fan can only be run at certain speeds or the vibrations cause too much banging and noise. This caused premature bearing wear which means the fan can now only be run at full speed or slow speed in order to prevent clicking from the worn bearings. The built in LED light is probably a nice feature for some people but the size of the fan in my small 27 ft. sailboat means I can only get a usfull breeze with the fan pointed directly at me from no more the 6 ft. away which means the light only lights up me.
    I noticed that now this fan is made with a 3 speed switch instead of a variable speed switch. This would mean you can no longer select a speed that has the least vibration. I would certainly want to test this new version before buying.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    BEWARE OF WARRANTY

    By Wandering Soul

    from Sarasota, FL

    Pros

    • Powerful
    • Quiet
    • Stable Base

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Rooms

      Comments about Bora Three-Speed Fans:

      I purchased two of these to replace my worn 15 year old fans that finally died. Very quiet and provide alot of air. I keep them running 24/7 while at the dock to keep air moving inside. After a year, one started making noises then finally died. Took it back to my local West Marine, and they told me it was out of warranty by two days. TWO DAYS!!!!! They informed me that West Marine only has a one year warranty. I contacted CAFRAMO and they told me the truth, that it was covered for two years. Even though my fan was over three years old (sitting in a warehouse somwhere) according to the serial number, they replaced. I did have to to ship it to Canada which cost $35. Now 1 year and 3 months later, the second one has died so I am in the process of going through it again. CAFRAMO customer service is wonderful. West Marine could greatly improve their customer service by actually honoring a warranty and saving the customer aggrevation and expenses. Treat others as you woud want to be treated WEST MARINE.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Boar fan

      By Dave

      from Canada

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Powerful
      • Quiet
      • Stable Base

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bora Three-Speed Fans:

          Great fans! Low draw at anchor and quiet. Have installed two on our thirty ft sailboat and will be installing two more. Can't say enough.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Excellent fans

          By SGI Dave

          from Georgia

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful
          • These Are Very Nice Fans
          • They Fold For Storage

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cabin V-berth

            Comments about Caframo 12v Bora Fan, 0.29a High Draw, 0.22a Medium 0.15a Low Black:

            These are nice fans! I've used other Caframo products and these are the nicest. Very quiet, energy efficient, and fold into storage position so they're out of the way when not needed.

            Having 3 speeds is nice too.

            Highly recommend.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Much improved model

            By macstromer

            from NorCal

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Durable
            • New Handle Design
            • Quiet
            • Stable Base

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Class A Motorhome Dash
              • Travel

              Comments about Caframo 12v Bora Fan, 0.29a High Draw, 0.22a Medium 0.15a Low White:

              New handle design allows quick positioning, and the new base is much more stable. Two of these units easily replace the noisy stock fans on my Class A motorhome,

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              The best fan

              By Sequel

              from Oyster Bay, NY

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Compact Design
              • Durable
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Bora Three-Speed Fans:

                  Locks down great and having three speeds is nice. Plenty of air on the lowest speed and very quiet. Using it in our boat cabin when sleeping over night. Also, wires don't get tangled in blades because of the design.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  4.0

                  Pleasantly pleased

                  By shunezer

                  from Seattle

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable
                  • Compact Design
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful
                  • Stable Base

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Rooms

                    Comments about Caframo 12v Bora Fan, 0.29a High Draw, 0.22a Medium 0.15a Low Black:

                    Easy to install, perfect for my boat

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    3.0

                    Good Fan but Switch on front cheaply mad

                    By crispy critter

                    from Puerto Jimenez Costa Rica

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Compact Design
                    • Lightweight
                    • Powerful
                    • Quiet
                    • Stable Base

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Bora Three-Speed Fans:

                        I have bought about 15 of these over the years the switch can break as we use for guest bedrooms in an off the grid B & B in Costa Rica, guests probably abuse more than you might. I wish they would improve quality on this portion price has gone up, fan same.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Defect apparently fixed

                        By helmsmatt

                        from Cruising

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Bora Three-Speed Fans:

                              Bought three at the same time.
                              Two years later, lightning struck nearby.
                              Fried the internal board. Fans stay on, will not turn off. All other electronics were OK.
                              Call to Caframo wasn't any help, but they replaced the fragile circuitry with a mechanical switch.
                              I might buy the new model to replace my blown fans.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Great Sleeping, No Noise

                              By Capt. Dan

                              from Grenada

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Adjustable
                              • Low Power Draw
                              • Very Quiet

                              Cons

                              • Hard to clean inside

                              Best Uses

                              • Large Rooms
                              • Low ceiling bunks
                              • Sleeping cabins

                              Comments about Caframo 12v Bora Fan, 0.29a High Draw, 0.22a Medium 0.15a Low White:

                              We have two in our master cabin and sleep throught the night with no noise and a cool breeze in these hot Caribbean nights.

                              I am replacing the fans in all cabins and the main salon

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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