Watermaker News

05 Jul 2018

Fischer Panda Equipment Powers ROV System

Photo: Fischer Panda UK

Fischer Panda UK has supplied a Panda 25i generator and Seafari Mini 170 watermaker for the latest ROV inspection and survey boat designed by Fareham-based BW SeaCat for Norwegian company Rov AS. On show for the first time at Seawork, the 13m ROV1304 with SPEED-type fast displacement hull is leading commercial power catamaran manufacturer BW SeaCat’s fourth vessel of a well-proven similar construction, designed for deep water operation for the aquaculture industry, power plants, offshore sector and other contractors.

18 Apr 2017

Watermaker Offers Installation Flexibility

These individual elements of Neptune+ can be configured as space and needs dictate. (Photo: FCI Watermakers)

Even on large vessels, machinery spaces tend to be cramped and have reduced accessibility. Knowing this, FCI Watermakers offers its high-efficiency Neptune+ Series in a convenient, modular configuration for a wide variety of flexible installations. It delivers 1,275-9,500 gallons of pure, fresh water every day. Refitting large framed or skid-mounted watermakers commonly requires cutting the deck—an enormous added expense. With FCI's Neptune+ Modular, individual components are easily brought into the engine room through a door or hatch.

17 Feb 2017

FCI Debuts Compact, High Output Watermaker

Image: FCI Watermakers

Space is a precious commodity on any vessel, even a large one. Making its debut at the Miami International Boat Show, FCI Watermakers' new Atlas+APC is compact, yet produces 1,400-3,600 gallons of potable water per day and is fully automatic in its operation. Suited for the large yacht or commercial vessel, the watermaker is engineered and built for extended run times. The Atlas+APC is manufactured in the U.S. to commercial standards for reliability. Its robust stainless steel drive components are sized for extended run times and to quickly make ample amounts of water.

23 Jan 2017

Watermakers Add Safety, Convenience, Value

Photo: FCI

Boats are a lot like homes: upgrades and enhancements add to their comfort and livability, and increase their value. FCI Watermakers explores how adding a watermaker to a vessel is an investment that pays dividends in terms of safety and convenience, and sets it apart when it's time to sell. The ability to make pure, fresh water while at sea is liberating. Gone are the days of water frugality. With a watermaker, there's more than enough for drinking, bathing, cooking and refilling supplies. And in case of mechanical trouble far from the nearest port, it can be a real lifesaver.

07 Nov 2016

New Watermaker Tailored to O&G Operations

Neptune+ OG (Image: FCI Watermakers)

FCI Watermakers said its new Neptune+ OG is designed and built specifically for the severe conditions of offshore oil and gas operations, whether on a platform, tanker, carrier or PSV. The unit will make from 3,400 to 10,000 gallons of pure, fresh water a day, enough for production operations, equipment wash down, laboratory use, cooking and drinking, according to the manufacturer. The Neptune+ OG’s 316 stainless steel or 6061 aluminum alloy frame has built-in lifting eyes and forklift slots for easy placement.

01 Nov 2016

Global Network Helps Ensure Fresh Water

Image: FCI Watermakers

In 60 countries across six continents, FCI Watermakers has the resources in place to keep its high-performance, continuous-duty reverse osmosis desalinization units in peak condition. Its worldwide network of authorized dealers and distributors are ready to assist professional mariners, no matter how distant the port of call. FCI Watermakers parts are nonproprietary. This is essential when considering a watermaker for a commercial boat or ship, the manufacturer said. Disposables, such as membranes, and replacements, like belts, are all standard sizes.

01 Feb 2016

Interior Outfitting: Water & Air

Workboats depend on reliable sources of both. To that end, the basic keys to crew comfort are both manifested in Dometic’s newest equipment offerings. As the New Year kicks off, marine equipment OEM Dometic has unveiled two new, completely upgraded offerings. The Sea Xchange CX Watermaker, a variable capacity system that can produce between 8,000-40,000 gallons per day (GPD) of potable water, is intended for a wide range of commercial applications, including on offshore platforms, floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facilities, workboats and military vessels.

18 Aug 2015

Dometic to Launch Watermaker at IBEX

Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the marine, truck, RV and automotive markets, announced it will showcase its new XTC-ZTC Double-Pass Watermaker at the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), Sept. 15-17 in Louisville, Ky. According to Dometic , the XTC-ZTC is the first and only fully automatic, integrated double-pass reverse-osmosis system that can purify every source of yacht water, including seawater, brackish water, lake water, river water or dockside water. It is also the first and only watermaker with mechanical override for full redundancy and peace of mind.

26 Mar 2015

Dometic’s Workboat Play

Workboat operators are taking a second look at Dometic’s SeaXchange Reverse Osmosis Systems as missions expand and demands on these vessels increase. It’s no secret that Dometic Group’s products are sold in almost 100 countries, supported by as many as 6,000 employees. Better known on the water for their penetration of the recreational and yacht markets, Dometic’s attention is now focused on the workboat sector as well. Beyond a complete range of air conditioners, engine room ventilation systems…

21 Apr 2014

AMI Launches New Watermarkers Line

Image courtesy Applied Membranes, Inc.

Applied Membranes, Inc. (AMI), an ISO 9001:2008 manufacturer of reverse osmosis systems, membranes and equipment, announced the launch of its new watermarkers product line for the commercial and recreational maritime sector. AMI said it has been building desalination systems as well as manufacturing membranes for over 30 years. “Our Maritime systems were engineered to be fully automated, high quality-low cost, compact solutions for the recreational and professional maritime communities,” said Dr. Gil Dhawan, company President and Founder. -Systems built without proprietary components.

07 Apr 2014

Dometic Sea XChange Watermaker Launched

Dometic Marine launched the Dometic Sea Xchange Sea Water Reverse Osmosis system following the confirmation of an exclusive worldwide marketing agreement with Spot Zero Reverse Osmosis Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA. Under this agreement, Dometic said it will market and sell Spot Zero watermakers as it expands its presence in the fresh water and sea water reverse osmosis systems marketplace. Using a conventional reverse osmosis process to convert sea water into potable (drinking) water, the Dometic Sea Xchange is suited for a range of commercial and workboat applications.

24 Feb 2014

Dometic Names Pinto National Account Manager

Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the marine, recreational vehicle, commercial and passenger vehicle markets, announced that it has appointed Joe Pinto as National Account Manager - Reverse Osmosis Systems. In his new role, Pinto will lead Dometic’s Aftermarket and OEM sales teams as they expand the company’s presence in the fresh water and sea water reverse osmosis systems marketplace. In January 2014, Dometic Marine formally announced an exclusive worldwide agreement with Spot Zero Reverse Osmosis Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to market and sell its Spot Zero Fresh Water Reverse Osmosis systems and its Sea Xchange Sea Water Reverse Osmosis systems.

25 Mar 2013

Geo Shipyard Delivers R/V Apalachee

Geo Shipyard Inc, New Iberia, La, delivered the R/V Apalachee, a 64x21x9’, aluminum catamaran for Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory, St Teresa, Florida. Designed by Fyffe Yachts with NC lofting by Eli Ring, VP of Advance Fabricating, both of Kemah, Texas, the 48 passenger T-boat will support a verity of research missions in the Gulf of Mexico. DeJong and Lebet, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida provided construction oversight and plan review. Power for the new boat is supplied by a pair of John Deere 6135 SFM engines rated at 500 hp at 1…

02 Mar 2013

Geo Shipyard Delivers Research Vessel to FSU Coastal Marine Lab

Photo: Fyffe Yachts

Designed by Fyffe Yachts with NC lofting by Eli Ring, VP of Advance Fabricating, both of Kemah, Texas, the 48 passenger T-boat will support various research functions in the Gulf of Mexico. Power for the new boat is supplied by a pair of John Deere 6135 SFM engines rated at 500 hp at 1900 rpm from Allemand Industries, Harvey, La. The six cylinder engines turn Twin Disc MGX-5114 SC gear boxes, Driveline Service of Portland shafts and ZF 36-inch diameter nybral four-blade propellers.

29 Sep 2011

H2O Names Pryor Gulf Coast Sales Consultant

 Ira Pryor

H2O, Inc., a leading water system equipment provider, has named Ira Pryor Gulf Coast Sales Consultant, announced H2O President Jess Fike. Pryor will focus on the Gulf Coast drilling market. His responsibilities will include sales and coordinating service for H2O’s patented Reverse Osmosis Watermaker Systems and rental equipment. Pryor has more than 25 years of sales experience in the oil and gas industry. He has extensive experience in specialized tools and providing technical support and training to customers.

16 Feb 2011

Stowaway G2 Series Watermakers

Image courtesy Parker Hannifin Corporation

(Stock Symbol: PH - NYSE) Racor Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation announced a revamp of its Stowaway Series of watermakers. The Racor Village Marine Stowaway G2 Series are compact watermakers for marine applications which include a new touch screen interface control panel and a streamlined frame design. Features include a graphic-rich color touch screen panel which displays status, purity of product water output, water temperature, total hours for accurate service log, and many other functions. The touch screen panel allows complete watermaker control at your fingertips.

27 Jul 1999

New Towboat Built on Old Hull

Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc., based in Harvey, La., has delivered a towboat, Espiritu Paraguayo, to Asuncion, Paraguay to Navegacion Paraguaya Americana S.A., a company affiliated with the South American barge line ventures of Allen Mott. This is the third towboat purchased by Mott from Stewart & Stevenson, and the fourth towboat powered by Electro-Motive Division of General Motors (EMD) engines by S&S for Mott and Mott's affiliates. Espiritu Paraguayo was completed using the hull of Senator Eastland, previously owned by Brent Towing Co., Inc., Greenville, Miss., which burned in 1989 on the Arkansas River. After the fire, the vessel was towed to Superior Boat Works, Inc., in Greenville, and the machinery and deckhouse was removed and the hull was painted and stored.

25 May 2000

New Deliveries

San Rafael, a 204 x 44 x 16 ft. OSV was recently launched by Eastern Shipbuilding Group. The vessel is being constructed for Naviera Tamaulipas, S.A. de C.V. of Tampico, Mexico, for operations in the Bahia de Campeche fields off Eastern Mexico. Capacities include 110,000 gallons of fuel, 211,000 gallons of drill water/ballast, 7,200 cu. ft. of bulk mud in six tanks, and 3,012 barrels of liquid mud. The propulsion plant consists of a pair of Caterpillar 3516B main engines rated at 2,000 hp each @ 1,600 rpm, complete with Caterpillar Engine Vision Alarm and Monitoring System, coupled to Reintjes WAF-862 gearboxes, with 96 in. diameter, four-blade stainless steel propellers.

01 Sep 1999

More Power, Less Fuel for Factory Trawler

When trawler Cape Horn left Bellingham Bay Shipyard in Washington for the January 20, 1999 trawl opening in the Bering Sea fishing grounds, she carried nearly 400 gallons of fresh paint on the outside and a pair of new Cummins KTA38 main engines inside her hull. Replacing a pair of 900-hp, 16-cylinder two-cycle engines, the new 12-cylinder engines are rated at 1,000 hp. While these particular engines can deliver 1,200 hp, the owners, a Danish consortium, were able to keep the original Twin Disc 540 gears with their 7:1 ratio by having the engines derated. Although an adapter was available to fit the gear housing to the new engines, they opted to reduce torsional vibration by installing Centraflex flexible couplings. New 29-ft. by seven-in.

07 Sep 1999

More Power, Less Fuel for Factory Trawler

When trawler Cape Horn left Bellingham Bay Shipyard in Washington for the January 20, 1999 trawl opening in the Bering Sea fishing grounds, she carried nearly 400 gallons of fresh paint on the outside and a pair of new Cummins KTA38 main engines inside her hull. Replacing a pair of 900-hp, 16-cylinder two-cycle engines, the new 12-cylinder engines are rated at 1,000 hp. While these particular engines can deliver 1,200 hp, the owners, a Danish consortium, were able to keep the original Twin Disc 540 gears with their 7:1 ratio by having the engines derated. Although an adapter was available to fit the gear housing to the new engines, they opted to reduce torsional vibration by installing Centraflex flexible couplings. New 29-ft. by seven-in.

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