Casa Vieja Lodge Anglers enjoy endless water thanks to Blue Water Desalination
There comes a point in every captain and boat owner’s career where a piece of equipment that once was seen as a luxury becomes a straight-up necessity. Captain David Salazar, owner/operator of the Casa Vieja Fishing Lodge in Guatemala, recently reached that tipping point with the water supplies aboard several of his fleet’s custom sportfish boats. Captain Salazar explains, “With only so many gallons in the freshwater tanks, we were literally rationing water gallon-by-gallon during our day and overnight fishing trips.”
Blue Water Desalination’s Managing Director, Jim Santa has known Captain Salazar for many years, so it was an easy decision for Salazar to seek out Jim’s advice on equipping the fleet with marine watermakers. “I’ve known Jim for a long time, and our friendship definitely played a role in choosing Blue Water, but the quality and advanced features of the products helped seal the deal,” he explained.
Expanded Global Reach for Cutting-Edge Reverse Osmosis Products
Blue Water Desalination maintains their strong growth trajectory with the addition of Flagship Marine to their global dealer network. The island nation of New Zealand has a new outlet for sales, service and installation of Blue Water Desalination watermakers, equipment and accessories.
Flagship Marine is a full-service marina, shipyard and sales outfit that represents several of Australia and New Zealand’s finest brands of cruising and sail boats. Their service capabilities range from yacht detailing to full refits and engine repowers. Flagship Marine’s expertise and recognition in the local yachting industry make this partnership an ideal match to Blue Water’s advanced desalination systems.
“Flagship Marine are very proud to have partnered with Blue Water Desalination, a technology leader that shares their constant drive and passion for exceptional class-leading design and innovation,” commented Dean Horgan, Director of Flagship Marine. “The Blue Water range of desalinators are truly world class and combined with Flagship Marine’s highly trained installation and maintenance professionals, customers can expect the very best advice and support possible.”
“As we continue to unveil new products and industry innovations, the Blue Water Desalination team has proven that we are a driving force in the advancement of marine desalination technology,” said BWD President Chris Rollins. “Our leading-technology reverse osmosis products continue to capture the attention of the yachting industry, and we are very pleased to be partnering with Flagship Marine in the South Pacific.”
Innovative Water Systems Prevent Contamination & Provide Ultra-Pure Water
Blue Water Desalination (BWD) debuted their latest technologies in water systems specifically designed for the marine market at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November of 2015.
BWD’s industry-leading Clear-Mate Fresh Water Reverse Osmosis System utilizes the same technology as the Blue Water Desalination sea water reverse osmosis systems to provide ultra-pure water. The water produced from the Clear-Mate removes up to 99% of the total dissolved solids leaving little residue when it dries and a virtually spot-free surface. Notable product features include low power consumption, quiet operation, and optional pH neutralizer filter. Available in 2,000 and 3,000 gallon per day capacities, the Clear-Mate is offered in two configurations:
- “Double Pass” system with an integral tank that can be fed directly from your sea water reverse osmosis system to produce ultra-pure product water
- Standard system that can be fed from dock water or the boat’s water storage tank
Blue Water Desalination recently supplied a Legend LX watermaker for installation aboard the NOAA research vessel Gordon Gunter. The Legend LX is a fully automatic reverse osmosis desalination system and has a capacity of 3,200 Gallons per day. BWD’s engineers modified the standard LX to meet some unique requirements of the NOAA ship. These included the addition of a Pulsation Dampener to the high pressure pump and a membrane cleaning loop and tank.
About the Gordon Gunther
The NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter—a 224-foot, multi-use research vessel was originally built in 1989 as the U.S. Naval Ship Relentless, this ship was transferred to NOAA in 1993 and commissioned as the Gordon Gunter on August 28, 1998. (more…)