elite marine team

Benefit from having veterans at the helm

Our History

We run a tight ship, led by owner Ben Koppenhoefer, a veteran of the air conditioning trade who launched Elite Marine Air Conditioning in 2004. Ben’s commitment to an outstanding work ethic has led to him personally hand-picking all technicians, service managers, and administrative personnel to ensure they carry out the company’s best practices for doing a superb job every time.

What’s more, Ben has created a company culture that fosters long-term employee and customer loyalty.

What Makes Us Special

Trusted Expertise

Elite Marine has built a stellar reputation over the past 15 years, and has become a trusted source for Marine HVAC service.

Quality Assurance

Our multi-step quality assurance processes ensure that a varied set of eyes and skillsets review your case to provide the most well-rounded solution possible.

Health & Safety Focus

The #1 priority at Elite Marine is the health and safety of our staff, your staff, and your crew. You can trust our technicians to keep your wellbeing at the forefront of everything they do.


“Through proactive communications and attention to detail, we are committed to consistently providing a First-Class Sales, Service and Manufacturing Experience.”

Join our team

Elite Marine is always looking for top quality, certified Marine HVAC Technicians. To join our team fill out the form below.

“The positive attitudes of the entire team contribute to the overall work environment.” Ben Sherman, Technician
“Hard work at Elite Marine is always acknowledged and celebrated.” Stephanie Botello, Administrator
“During my time here as part of the Elite Marine team, it’s been clear that my opinion matters and that assistance will always be given to me if I need it.” Noel Beato, Technician


  1. Who will crew talk to if they call Elite?

    Our courteous administrative team will connect you with a Service Manager in your vessel’s area.  Our Service Management team has over 60 years in the marine industry. Your Service Manager will see your request through from assessment to completion.

  2. Are Elite Marine and Spot Zero related?

    Yes, they are! We took our years of experience with reverse osmosis desalination and created the Spot Zero fresh water reverse osmosis systems. This industry-leading solution eliminates the problems that dock water supplies impose on yacht finishes.

    When the popularity of the process began skyrocketing in 2010, we separated the two entities to form Elite Marine and Spot Zero.

  3. Can you help yachts that are not in Ft. Lauderdale?

    Yes, our experienced team is available to be dispatched internationally, wherever your vessel is docked.

  4. Where are your main operations?

    We are located just a few blocks north of Marine Mile/SR 84 at 1957 South Andrews Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33316.

Contact Us

Simply fill out our contact form or call us at 1-954-763-9677 to speak with an expert on our team today.

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