Off The Grid

About Us

Off The Grid is a division of Technautics CoolBlue Marine refrigeration that has been an industry leader in building Off The Grid refrigeration units for the Marine and boating market since 1968.  Cruising boats are the ultimate in Off the Grid living where solar panels, wind turbines, and generators provide the only source of power. The knowledge and experience gained over the decades of designing and installing Off the Grid Refrigerators and Freezers in boats, literally circling the world, is directly applicable to Solar Off the Grid 12v systems on land.

When you call or email Off The Grid , you will be talking to one of the two owners (Rich Boren and Charlie Hammel) who will be able to answer your questions and provide support,7 days a week.  We are not just dealers of a product being drop-shipped to you from an importer without the technical background.  All of our 12v Solar refrigerators and freezers are assembled and tested at our build facility in Escondido, California prior to shipping to assure your unit will function as promised.  In this day and age of farmed out customer support call centers and answering machine customer service, we take pride in treating our customers like we expect to be treated.

We also "Walk the Talk" of Off the Grid Living so we understand the realities of what we are selling.  Rich has been living Off The Grid with his family since 2008, aboard their 50ft sailboat SV THIRD DAY.  (You can read about their Off The Grid cruising adventure on their Blog.)  The Boren Family returned from Mexico in 2012, but are still living aboard Off The Grid in Morro Bay and Port San Luis, California.  Rich works from his "boat office" answering client emails and phone calls while his business partner Charlie Hammel builds and ships units out of their Escondido, California build facility.

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