SeaMaker Water Maker Highlights:
SeaMaker Water Maker Model Pricing and model Summary
Being Cruisers ourselves, we understand the challenges of powering a large capacity water maker aboard a cruising vessel, which is why we came up with the revolutionary idea to design our SeaMaker 20 and 30 gallon per hour water makers to operate on the power produced by a cruising staple, the Honda EU2000i generator or diesel genset. Having the ability to produce 20 or 30 gallons of fresh water per hour changes everything. Daily showers for the crew, fresh water deck and gear wash-downs while at anchor, and even a fresh water anchor chain wash-down and fresh water flushing heads are now a reality to be enjoyed not only by the Mega-yacht crowd, but by the average cruiser.
The Honda EU2000i Generator will power the SeaMaker 20 or 30 water maker for 5 hours on a single tank of gas AND will still have power left over to charge your batteries! You can make 100 gallons of water from the SeaMaker 20 water maker or 150 gallons from the SeaMaker 30 water maker from a single gallon of gas.
When it comes to water makers, size does matter. We designed and priced the SeaMaker water makers to be the largest output water makers on the market for the money. In our years of cruising we have never heard someone say, “My water maker is too large, I sure wish I would have gotten a smaller unit”. The standard complaint about water makers out in the cruising world (other than their cost) is their low output and difficulty in having enough 12VDC power to run them.
When selecting a water maker for your cruise, don’t be fooled by the myth about water maker sizing that, in our opinion, simply tries to rationalize the buying decision of a low production rate water maker. More often than not, it’s the cost of a higher output unit that forces the buying decision of a lower output unit. Sure water makers (specifically the RO membranes) like to be run rather than sitting unused, but if the system is designed properly for easy fresh water flushing and pickling when not in use, your RO membrane along with the entire system will not suffer loss of life due to periods of prolonged inactivity or infrequent use.
Our design and company philosophy is simple: build a water maker that is easy to install, operate, service and repair, but most importantly do it without a “Marine” or “Cruising Gear” price premium. Designing a low cost water maker with no proprietary parts, that lock you into an overpriced relationship for consumables or replacement parts, doesn’t just result in a cheaper water maker, but in a better water maker.
Don’t let our cost fool you. We use Industrial grade parts and components to fully assemble the SeaMaker water makers in San Diego, California allowing the end user to have a “plug and play” installation experience. There is a reason we have the best Warranty in the water maker industry: Quality Parts and Assembly.
Our SeaMaker water makers are not water maker kits or a collection of parts requiring user assembly. We ship our SeaMaker water makers fully assembled in modules that simply need to be mounted in your boat and plumbed together with the supplied cut-to-fit and color coded water lines. Keeping our overhead low and understanding what works out in the real world of cruising allows us to supply the cruising community with a top quality large capacity water maker at a price that won’t sink your cruising kitty, while offering a industry leading three (3) year warranty.
A good place to start for a technical overview of a SeaMaker water maker is by reviewing the flow schematic below for a SeaMaker 20. The SeaMaker 20 water maker only has one RO membrane and pressure vessel, while the SeaMaker 30 and 40 water makers both have two RO membranes and pressure vessels.
The standard Remote Panel, which is pictured below on this page, houses the following components: 0-1500 PSI pressure gauge, 0-1 gallon per minute flow meter, pressure regulating control valve, 3-way valve for sending water to your ships take or a sample location, and On/Off illuminated switches for the 12VDC boost and 120VAC high pressure pumps.
General Flow Schematic of the SeaMaker 20 Water maker
you have spent some time researching water makers on the web, you may
notice that our flow schematic looks similar to many of the other water
makers on the market. The similarities stand to reason because reverse
osmosis desalination technology is not black magic, but rather
mainstream technology with a good track record of performance. This is
important to you because the parts and components that make up a
commercial RO water maker are now commodity priced rather than “black
magic priced”. Recognizing the commodity based nature of the RO
industry; we have priced our SeaMaker water makers at what we think is a
fair starting price and then only raise our price for a larger output
water maker to match any increase in our raw component prices and not
just because the product water flow rate increases.
Pump and Motor Assembly
RO Pressure Vessel
12VDC Self Priming Boost Pump
with 20 and 5 micron Prefilters
Valving and Cleaning Assembly
* Please notify us if you plan a 220VAC installation so we can change the standard 120VAC electrical switch in your remote panel
** Standard Boost pump is a 12VDC self-priming impeller pump.
A 120VAC Boost pump option is available for an additional $175 using 1.5A.
A 24VDC Boost pump is also available for an additional $150 using 6.5A.
*** The SeaMaker Simple line (SM20S, SM30S) do not come with a remote panel. The Simple water makers simply mount the needed system controls on the RO Pressure Vessel as shown in the photo to the right.