Triton networks with V-Kool on May 6
Date(s) - May 6, 2015
06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Triton networking with V-Kool.
As temperatures warm, The Triton invites captains, crew and industry professionals to stay cool at our monthly networking event on the first Wednesday in May. V-Kool of Florida hosts the casual event on May 6 from 6-8 p.m. in Ft. Lauderdale. No RSVP required.
Until then learn more from V-Kool of Florida owner Scott Frischhertz.
What is V-Kool and what is the origin of the name?
V-Kool is a clear window film which rejects more heat than tint. V-Kool is the only infrared reflecting film on the market. All other films absorb infrared. The V in V-Kool came from the angle that is formed when the sun’s infrared rays bounce off of the film.
How did you get into the business?
I am a former captain and met the owner of V-Kool on a charter in 2003. After he explained the film to me, I purchased a roll and installed the first piece of film on the boat I was running, M/Y Carib Queen.
Does V-Kool interfere with night vision?
V-Kool does not contain any dye, which is found in conventional tint. The function of V-Kool is to only filter out infrared rays and allow visible light to pass through. As a result, it will not darken the room.
The product was named “One of the top 10 inventions of the millennium by Popular Science Magazine”.
But hasn’t it been around for a while?
V-Kool was invented at MIT about 19 years ago. The product was recognized by Popular Science because it blocks heat without blocking light. Conventional tint blocks light which causes the homeowner or yacht crew to turn on their lights during cloudy days, dusk and dawn, therefore using more energy.
What is the best way for captains to learn that V-Kool is a good option for their yacht?
We have been in business now or 11 years and have completed over 700 yachts. Captain, crew and owners can log onto our website and view a list of completed yachts. I’m sure they will know someone on the list.
How does the interior staff clean the windows?
V-Kool is applied on the inside surface of the glass. It is cleaned with anything normally used on glass including ammonia based products.
Is this expensive?
People ask me what the down side is to V-Kool. It is approximately twice the price of tint.
Many small businesses count on repeat customers, but it seems like with a business like yours, you wouldn’t have many repeat customers. Once you have V-Kool, you don’t need to get it again, right?
One of the drawbacks to this product is its longevity. Unless damaged by an outside force, V-Kool will last a very long time. We do get repeat business from yacht brokers, yacht management companies and shipyards.
You’ve been hosting this event for a couple years now and you always have crayfish. Why crayfish?
I’m originally from New Orleans where crayfish parties are common place this time of year. When you’re standing around a table with a bunch of strangers eating crayfish, you can’t help but strike up a conversation. You’ll end up meeting people that you would not normally do so at a networking event.
Where do you get your crayfish? Any tips on how to best eat them?
I fly the crayfish in live from New Orleans. Crayfish are peeled similar to shrimp. You have to pinch the tails and suck the heads. We’ll be giving lessons at the event.
The networking event is Wednesday, May 6th behind the V-Kool office located at 1304 SW 1st Ave., one block north of Tap 42 Bar and Grill in Ft. Lauderdale (33315). Visit www.V-Kool-florida.com for more details.