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Cruise 49 Refrigerators

The Isotherm Cruise 49 is one of the most popular-sized refrigerators in the marine market. Its compact size fits most boats yet it has the storage capacity to stand large bottles of champagne, wine, and soda inside the fridge and on the door. It features hinges on the right as well as a freezer compartment.
  • Capacity: 1.75cu.ft.
  • Compressor: Remote-mount up to 4.9 feet away
  • Draw: 2.5A @ 12V; 1.25A @ 24V
  • Weight: 35lb.
  • Dimensions: 20 3/4"H x 15"W x 18 1/2"D
  • Warranty: Five years limited on compressor; two years on parts
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
CR-49 Classic, Black Door & Panel, 3-Sided Black Flange, DC Only 14995245 1049BA1CL0000
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$675.00

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CR-49 Classic, Left Swing, White Door & Panel, 3-Sided Stainless Steel Flange, DC Only 17157595 1049BA1FC0000
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$789.00

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CR-49 INOX, Stainless Steel Door & Panel, 4-Sided Stainless Steel Flange, DC Only 17157488 1049BA1MK0000
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$1,149.00

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CR-49 INOX, Left Swing, Stainless Steel Door & Panel, 4-Sided Stainless Steel Flange, DC Only 17157470 1049BA1NK0000
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$1,149.00

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CR-49 Classic, Black Door/White Panel, 3-Sided Black Flange, AC/DC 11020443 1049BA7CC0000
Ships when available.

$749.00

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CR-49 Classic, Black Door & Panel, 3-Sided Black Flange, AC/DC 14995252 1049BA7CL0000
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$729.00

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CR-49 Classic, Left Swing, White Door & Panel, 3-Sided Stainless Steel Flange, AC/DC 17157603 1049BA7FC0000
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$939.00

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CR-49 INOX, Stainless Steel Door & Panel, 4-Sided Stainless Steel Flange, AC/DC 11020559 1049BA7MK0000
In stock online.

$1,119.00

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CR-49 INOX, Left Swing, Stainless Steel Door & Panel, 4-Sided Stainless Steel Flange, AC/DC 17157611 1049BA7NK0000
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$1,299.00

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CR-49 ASU Classic, Black Door/Gray Panel, 3-Sided Black Flange, DC Only 14995260 1049EE1CA0000
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$1,269.00

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Product Description

The Isotherm Cruise 49 is one of the most popular-sized refrigerators in the marine market. Its compact size fits most boats yet it has the storage capacity to stand large bottles of champagne, wine, and soda inside the fridge and on the door. It features hinges on the right as well as a freezer compartment.
  • Capacity: 1.75cu.ft.
  • Compressor: Remote-mount up to 4.9 feet away
  • Draw: 2.5A @ 12V; 1.25A @ 24V
  • Weight: 35lb.
  • Dimensions: 20 3/4"H x 15"W x 18 1/2"D
  • Warranty: Five years limited on compressor; two years on parts

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IsothermCruise 49 Refrigerators
 
3.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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3.0

Nice...but still not perfect

By Nilo-Crocodilo

from Miami, FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • better than other brands

Cons

  • To fragile, door to weak

Best Uses

    Comments about Cruise 49 Refrigerators:

    Door already damaged after only 2 weeks of use

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Arrived Damaged

    By ES

    from Colorado

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good customer service
    • Lots of Room Inside
    • Nice appearance

    Cons

    • Arrived damaged
    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • RV

    Comments about Cruise Refrigerators:

    My fridge arrived quickly, but it arrived damaged. The bottom left corner was bent in, and the sides were scratched. I don't care about the sides because they won't be visible, but the bottom corner bent prevents the bottom plate (a cosmetic cover) from being attached, and it looks bad. I called West Marine (the closest one is about two hours away), and they said I could order a new one and return this one to the store. I'm considering doing so, but that means a four-hour round-trip drive for something I shouldn't have to do. I'm hoping to get some tools and possibly unbend the edge, but it seems difficult. On the note of functionality, I haven't actually hooked it up because I'm still debating returning it for a new one. However, it looks great (aside from the damage), and there is a ton of room inside for its size. I am excited to use it, and perhaps once I fix the damage problem I'll post a new update on how it works. But aside from the damage, it seems to be a well-made refrigerator. Time will tell.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    CR130 DRINK -- Good unit --FROST FREE

    By Tanqueray Tom

    from Charleston, SC

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Large Capacity
    • Quality
    • Self Defrosting

    Cons

    • Build In Frame
    • Latch

    Best Uses

    • Galley

    Comments about Isotherm Cruise 49 Refrigerators:

    Comments are specific to the 130 DRINK WM #11020492 which is the no-freezer model. It is not anywhere in the literature, but this unit is frost free. The coils are in the back of the fridge and when the compressor cycles off the ice melts and drains into a compartment outside the fridge where the condensate is evaporated by waste compressor heat.

    Purchased 3 years to replace a Norcold. Fit the opening with minor woodwork and has a lot more interior space than the Norcold. No hope of fitting the rather large (provided) mounting frame, but a couple of pieces of angle aluminum holds it nicely. Had to remove the latch since it needed too much space above, No problem as external cabinet door assures that fridge door remains closed. Rotating door lock is a pain -- it can hold the door open if left in wrong position.

    Has been working great for the 3 years -- then was warm. A call to WM got me in touch with the Mfg's tech support in FL. Nice helpful people. Problem turned out to be boat wiring -- NOT the fridge. Do make sure that there is always more than 10VDC at the appliance with the compressor running. 11VDC would be better.

    (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Solid Quality

    By Jim

    from Charlotte Hall MD

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Quite
    • Refrig Temp As Advertised
    • Solid Door Closure
    • Well Made Interior

    Cons

    • Freezer Is After Thought

    Best Uses

    • Boat Galley

    Comments about Cruise Refrigerators:

    Used mostly for keeping drinks cold and lunch meat. Not much room for any thing else. The freezer is useless because of its size. The handle on the top is very close to the bottom lip of the cabinet so finger get scraped once in a while.

    Service and delivery comments:

    This refrigerator arrived missing one shipping strap and the other very loose. Obvious had been opened before. Top of frig had scratches across the top where it had been installed before. Owners manual plastic bag torn open with page 1 of manual torn. It was too much of a hassle to exchange this bulky item so I decided to install it and if it worked, I would keep it. I paid for a new item but instead received someone's return. What upsets me the most is that West Marine would send it to me in that condition betting on it not being returned because of the hassle to do so. Will think twice before purchasing another large item from them! oh, by the way, picture of the interior on line does not match the frig I received. The online description said brown front, front came in white. As you can imagine, I'm not a very happy camper with this purchase. I very much recommend this product to others, just not the place of purchase.

    (9 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Isotherm

    By Gerry

    from Albany, NY

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Cruise Refrigerators:

    It is made in China.

    (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fantastic Marine Refrigerator!

    By Captain Davis

    from Bahamas

    Pros

    • Design
    • Performance
    • Quality
    • Volume

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • deck
      • Galley
      • Sail Or Power Boats

      Comments about Cruise 49 Refrigerators:

      I was replacing a Norcold and too a shot with the Isotherm. Man, am I happy I did! This fridge fits the same cutout of my old fridge but has more internal volume. 3 door shelves with cradles keep jars and bottles secure and upright. The shelves are solid and not just cheap plastic hung on the door. There is a vegetable tray and hatches in the inner shelves so I can keep champagne for my wife standing upright so that makes her happy. I highly recommend Isotherm.

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