As yachts are often used to cruise into less-frequented regions, the passengers on board need to ensure they have a safe supply of clean water and the best way to do this is to produce it on board with a water maker.
All new gen marine water makers use the reverse-osmosis (RO) principle to produce pure, fresh water from seawater. The pumps and drive motors of any water makers should be fully marinized as well to avoid corrosion-related problems in later years of ownership.
Watermakers can be AC or DC but the AC models have a higher water refining capacity depending on a working generator or large inverter. Watermakers an either be electrically driven or run directly off the engine.
As more than 95% of boats in US are less than 26ft in length and therefore lots of boaters don’t really need a watermaker, or the hassle of maintaining one and therefore the market for marine watermakers is limited to bigger vessels only
The new gen water makers, have advanced by a significant margin over the past decade and are now significantly more efficient and reliable than their older counterparts. A 12V DC unit producing around 40 Liters per hour would have drawn 40A or more at startup which is now at 15A or less.
12V units are compact and more preferred by budget sailors and a 12 V unit can at anchor in clean water, can fill the tanks without additional noise of a generator
The global Marine Watermaker market is estimated at $XX Million in 2020, growing at –% CAGR till 2025.
The marine water maker market is highly fragmented with more than 10 players occupying relatively smaller market share.All market players are relying on new and improved products to differentiate themselves in an increasingly crowded market.
Spectra’s Ventura 150c unit can operate in temperatures up to 110 degrees and well suited for small or mid-sized vessels.
Rainman has an ultra-compact portable water maker comprises two separate modules—a reverse-osmosis unit and either an electric or gasoline-driven pump. The price range of its US products is between $4,500-$5,700.
Sea Recovery’s Aqua Whisper Mini operates on 12V, comes as both a compact self-contained unit as well as in modular configuration, can produce produce 26 Liter per hour, and draws 27A.It can operate in ambient temperatures up to 122 degrees.
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