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Eberspacher Hydronic D5 diesel heater (boat builder kit)

Eberspacher Hydronic D5 diesel heater (boat builder kit)
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£1,444.99 (including 20 % tax)

Eberspacher Hydronic D5 Boat-builder kit (digital timer control option)

This is essentially the same kit as the other D5 we have listed on the site. The marginal price difference is due to there being a couple of less frills regarding jubilee clips etc. but otherwise it is essentially the same.

This kit is a 5kw diesel fired hot water heater suitable for running a wet heating system (radiators and calorifier). The kit contents is suitable for inland use and will satisfy BSS requirements if fitted correctly and in conjunction with the appropriate equipment.

Please look at the information below to find out more, if you would like any help or further information then please feel free to give us a call on   01353 663095 

Choosing the right heating system:
As you will be able to see from other pages on our website we offer a number of heating solutions to suit your needs on the inland waterways, therefore we are in a great position to help advise you which product might best suit your needs. We believe one of the most important things is to think how you want to use the boat and then work backwards to identifty a product that will suit you. We have listed below what we consider to be the main advantages of installing an Eberspacher Hydronic diesel heating system:
  1. The Eberspacher hydronic unit itself is small and unobtrusive allowing you to mount it out of the way (for example the engine bay)
  2. Heating a boat using hot water is an effective way of distributing the heat around a cabin without bias to the appliances location
  3. Be aware that when installing an Eberspacher Hydronic you will need to install radiators to distribute the heat around the cabin
  4. The basic control option allows simple "On / Off", "Up / Down" control of the heat level output from the Hydronic D5
  5. The timer control option allows the heating to be turned on and off automatically (much as you would a heating system at home) on either the Hydronic D4 or D5.
At Ely Boat Chandlers we will spend time helping you to choose the right heating product to suit your needs. We can help you regarding installation questions, radiator sizing questions, boat safety questions and performance questions. Please note that we are not Eberspacher main dealers and as such cannot carry out installation, warranty or repair work on Eberspacher products.

Inland waterways considerations
The most popular boats for these units to be installed in are Narrowboats, this leads to a number of things needing to be considered:

  • Eberspacher heaters (including Eberspacher Hydronic D4 and Eberspacher Hydronic D5) use a top mounted dip pipe fuel take off. Therefore access to the top of the tank is neccessary (side access is possible, please ask for details),
  • All fuel pipe to pass BSS regulations will need to be copper or ISO7840 rated rubber,
  • Exhaust positioning, fuel supply and 12v supply will all be subject to BSS regulations,
  • One of our (Ely Boat Chandlers) members of staff is an independent Boat Safety Scheme examiner and would be happy advise a customer regarding BSS regulations relating to fitment of an Eberspacher Hydronic D4 or Eberspacher Hydronic D5. Fitment of a marine diesel water heater sounds problematic, but if you follow the installation manual provided and take account of BSS regulations it is pretty simplistic compared to many other DIY installations carried out by boatowners.

Hydronic D5 boat builder kit contents

  • Eberspacher Hydronic D5 diesel heater
  • Silenced exhaust
  • Mild steel through hull exhaust fitting
  • Header tank
  • S/S heater mounting bracket
  • Copper and ISO7840 fuel line kit (including stop cock to inland regulations)
  • Pre-wired electric wiring loom (including relevant fuse holders etc)
  • Installation DVD and instructions (easy to follow and excellent info)
  • Control panel (Digital timer control panel).

For those of you who are interested in fitting this kit into a fibreglass boat, then you will need to replace the exhaust skin fitting provided with a stainless steel insulated one. You can purchase the genuine article, or pick up a very reasonably priced "similar" version for around £30-40 on Ebay.

How to order

We have two payment methods for mailorder:

You can pay online with your card via SagePay, we will then call you prior to despatching the item to answer any questions you may have and confirm the delivery method and timescale. OR you can pay via telephone as explained below:

  1. At Ely Boat Chandlers we are a family run business dedicated to getting the right products to you, so give us a call and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
  2. Give us a call on 01353 663095, our opening times are shown on the website. If we aren't open then leave us a message or email us and we would be more than happy to call you back as soon as possible.
  3. We will talk you through any questions you may have or any further information you require.
  4. We can take safe and secure payment over the phone using a debit or credit card.
  5. We take down your details and organise a courier to deliver the item to the address you specify.

*We reserve the right to refuse free delivery in exceptional circumstances (At the proprietors discretion).



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Last Updated: Friday, 19 April 2019 07:19

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