Where are Spectra water makers made?
The world’s quietest and most energy-efficient watermakers. Spectra Watermakers are made in Petaluma, CA. Spectra has been part of the Katadyn Group since 2015.
How much does a watermaker cost?
A watermaker costs in the neighborhood of $5 grand, plus installation (or DIY) and then ongoing prefilter costs, pump maintenance and membranes. So it really comes down to convenience. If you spend most of your time away from a dock, it’s a great convenience.
What is a Spectra watermaker?
Spectra Watermakers specializes in energy-efficient desalination systems designed for open ocean vessels, offshore oil platforms, military, disaster relief, emergency preparedness and distributed infrastructure. The Spectra product line includes desalination systems that can produce up to 20,000 gallons per day.
What is a watermaker on a yacht?
A watermaker is a device used to obtain potable water by reverse osmosis of seawater. In boating and yachting circles, desalinators are often referred to as “watermakers”. The devices can be expensive to acquire and maintain, but are quite valuable because they reduce the need for large water tanks for a long passage.
What is a Clark pump?
The Clark Pump is a unique pressure intensifier that uses two opposing cylinders and pistons that share a single rod. Water pressure from the small feed pump is used by one of the cylinders to make the other pressurize and circulate the saltwater through the reverse osmosis membrane.
How much is a water maker for a yacht?
approximately US$3,500 to US$11,000
For long range cruising, or even a three week holiday, we think a watermaker is an essential item on a boat. The commercial variety range in price from approximately US$3,500 to US$11,000 for a water production rate of 40 -140 litres an hour.
How long do water makers last?
The life expectancy of an FCI marine watermaker system should be 20 years or more of trouble-free service, provided the unit receives proper maintenance according to the owner’s manual.
Do yachts filter sea water?
Maritime Series Watermakers convert seawater to drinking water. Their compact design makes them ideal for use on yachts, boats, cruise ships, and resorts. Designed to convert seawater to drinking water, these systems use high quality RO reverse osmosis seawater desalination membranes.
Can you drink water from a watermaker?
Whether you use it to drink, cook, shower or wash, Parker watermaker systems offer more than enough potable water for any size crew.
How does a Spectra Clark pump work?
How do marine water makers work?
Watermakers turn salt water into drinking water using reverse osmosis. They pump seawater through a rolled-up semi-permeable membrane at high pressure to filter out the salt molecules and produce fresh water.
How big a water maker do I need?
As a guideline, the U.S. Coast Guard recommends that 30 gallons of water per person per day should be available onboard. So, for example, if you are planning to have 4 people onboard, then you should plan on having 120 gallons of water available per day.