Sourcing fresh water for onboard use is an important consideration for the blue water cruiser. Blue water cruisers are boats designed to handle and be out in rough seas off the coast. These boats are designed for long passages across open water. Potable water can either be stored in tanks on the vessel, or it can be provided on-demand through the use of an onboard watermaker. A watermaker turns salt water into fresh water by removing salt and other contaminants. These new on-demand water purification systems can be installed on almost any vessel.
Parker's latest generation of its Aqua Whisper Pro series of fully manual watermakers brings efficiency and noiseless operation to your yacht and leisure craft. The Aqua Whisper Pro is suited for charter, offshore fishing, and ocean cruising. It’s traditional manual functions and touch-pad control panel allow simple operation and digital and analog instrumentation for redundancy.
The Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper Pro is an extremely quiet, compact watermaker for leisure marine applications, designed with the blue water cruiser in mind.
Another key feature is unobstructed access to the main components for ease of maintenance.
“The modular version offers customers a water maker package that allows for customized installation of the components.”
— Paul Kamel, engineering manager for Parker Bioscience and Water Filtration
The Aqua Whisper Pro utilizes precision engineered components and features a modern push-button controller interface with a digital display. Driven by AC or DC motors, this configuration enables boat owners to fit their watermaker into tight spaces. Integral to every SRC Aqua Whisper Pro unit is an open frame, resulting in less installation time.
The watermaker utilizes a stainless steel pump specifically designed for seawater reverse osmosis applications. The unique design of this high-pressure pump reduces the noise level to a negligent hum.
The Aqua Whisper Pro produces between 450 to 1800 GPD of water, making it perfectly suited for mid to large-sized yachts and fishing boats.
The low-hassle PRO (Parker Reverse Osmosis) Mini System is engineered to fit anywhere. Measuring at about 2 - 3 cubic feet, sail, center console, small power boaters and catamarans have the opportunity and the convenience of a Sea Recovery Watermaker without space restrictions. Featuring a simple interface, the PRO Mini can be monitored via the control panel or remote (optional). The perfect seaworthy companion for the solo cruise, the PRO Mini can produce up to 7,15, 23, or 31 gallons of fresh water per hour and 170, 350, 550, or 750 gallons per day.
Whether you use it to drink, for cooking, to shower, for washing clothes or dishes, or to wash down your yacht, a Parker reverse osmosis (R.O.) watermaker system offers more than enough potable water for any crew, big or small. Having a Parker watermaker on board provides unlimited possibilities for saving money, and increasing leisure time.
This article was contributed by Paul Kamel, product manager II, Parker Bioscience and Water Filtration