“ Our Big Ass Fans are great and create a much more pleasant environment for our visitors. They're enegy-efficient, silent, and look awesome. Bobby Kotlowski, Events Coordinator
Shortly after its decommissioning in 1970, the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier was anchored permanently in Mount Pleasant, S.C., and converted into the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. In addition to welcoming regular tourist crowds, the Navy ship hosts more than 300 special events each year, from educational symposiums to hands-on flight simulations. But the steel ship absorbed and trapped heat, creating oven-like conditions for its wayfarers. Realizing noisy box fans provided no relief, the events team turned to Big Ass Solutions®.
Patriots Point installed two 14-ft (4.2-m) diameter Element fans in the ship’s most popular event space. In summer, Big Ass Fans provide a gentle, cooling breeze that creates a more enjoyable atmosphere for guests. In winter, they circulate warm air to create an even temperature throughout the space. Silent and efficient, the Element fans are another awe-worthy addition to this distinguished battleship that earned 11 battle stars for service during World War II.