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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
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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$109.99

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

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

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12V Bora Fan, 0.29A High Draw, 0.22A Medium Draw, 0.15A Low Draw, White 9835828 748CAWBX
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$84.99

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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

Specs

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
CaframoBora Three-Speed Fans
 
4.2

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small rooms (4)
  • Boating / sailing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (12), Budget shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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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5.0

Great fan

By Scubaguy

from Redondo Beach, CA

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • VentIlation

    Comments about Bora Three-Speed Fans:

    Great fan. This purchase was second for my trawler. Very reliable and provides great ventilation.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    This is the second unit I have bought for our 30' sailboat

    By Active Sailor

    from Bellingham, WA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating

      Comments about Bora Three-Speed Fans:

      The fan has done a good job of circulating air in the V-berth compartment of our sailboat, preventing condensation on the hull exposed areas.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Quiet and Efficient

      By Leftie-westie

      from Long Island, NY

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about Bora Three-Speed Fans:

        We purchased this fan to move the air in our cabin more efficiently and quietly. Perfect!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

          (4 of 6 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 Bora Three-Speed Fans:

                  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 Bora Three-Speed Fans:

                    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 Bora Three-Speed Fans:

                          Easy to install, perfect for my boat

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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