When you look at the glossy pictures in brochures, the displayed watermaker units are usually mounted on a wall, all parts easily accessible and elegantly connected with short tubes. Watermaker producers seem to assume that all their customers own super-yachts ...

Topics like sustainable resources and waste disposal are all over the media, the public shows concern and agrees that something should be done in order to save the planet. For many, environmental woes remain somewhat theoretical, distant, brushed aside by ...

Whenever I’m given the choice on clearance forms whether our boat classifies as a Commercial Vessel or Pleasure Craft, I fight the urge to draw another box with the label ‘Floating Workshop’ or ‘Sailing Building Site’. Not that life on ...

When watermakers are the norm on many cruising boats, there are a lot of ingenious ways of harvesting rainwater to supplement your supply. ...

Once upon a time when a sailor wanted to cross an ocean, he’d bring some water with him and drink it when thirsty. This worked well but, ultimately, was deemed too simple. It was decided by SALT (Senior Advisers to ...

We examine the initial investment, installation and long-term maintenance involved in a typical sea-going desalinization unit. ...

Though oft considered high-tech in the cruising world, current technology that allows us to produce potable water from the ocean has been around for some 40 years. ...