Shipping a Water Maker

Water Maker Shipping Boxes


Before you install a water maker aboard your cruising boat, we first have to get it to you in one piece, which is where our custom made shipping boxes some into play.  David and Amy’s 30 gallon per hour water maker made it safely to Texas and you can see some of the unpacking photos on their Blog entitled Chasing Stars.They are in the process of outfitting their new  Helia 44 Cat made by Fountaine Pajot in La Rochelle, France.


The water maker ships in 4 boxes anywhere in the continental US for $285 using UPS Ground and for International orders we use DHL.  DHL Shipping costs obviously vary based on Country but Australia and Europe for example are both about $700.  The most expensive shipping cost we have had so far was $1200 to Tahiti!  A pallet of 3 water makers by contract to the Philiphines cost $1200 and took 28 days via sea freight.
The box sizes and weights for a 30 gallon per hour water maker are:
Box 1 Pump and Motor 25″x15″x14″ 54lbs
Box 2 RO Pressure Vessel Assembly 47″x13″x11 33lbs
Box 3 Prefilters, Boost pump, and all Misc hoses and fittings 18″x12″x16″ 33lbs
Box 4: Remote Panel 14″x10″x10″ 5lbs
Optional Box 5: Consumable Cruising Kit 14″x10″x10″ 14lbs


I’m knocking on my wooden desk aboard SV THIRD DAY when I type this, but so far we have shipped hundres of water makers without having one “lost in the mail”!