Dometic XZ selected for Sunseeker 86
Dometic UK has supplied its advanced watermaker system for a new Sunseeker 86 yacht to be based in Japan.
The owner-specified, compact Dometic XZ2200 unit automatically purifies both seawater and freshwater.
The watermaker will enable around 350 litres per hour of water to be generated. Water is passed through the Sea Xchange side of the system first, making potable fresh water from seawater before feeding it to the Spot Zero system.
A second refinery process further purifies the fresh water by removing 95-99% of total dissolved solids. The ultra-purified water is then sent to the vessel’s storage tank.
“Our XZ range of watermakers are really unique in the industry, offering a seawater and fresh-water reverse-osmosis system in one compact unit,” said Steve Morris, director of marine sales and engineering, EMEA, Dometic. “This particular model significantly reduces packaging space and installation time.
“During commissioning for this Sunseeker 86, we were able to produce ultra-pure quality water with dissolved solids less than 5ppm (parts per million), compared to seawater at around 30,000 ppm.
“Owners are starting to realise the benefits of running the total vessel on ultra-pure water. There is a significant investment in the paintwork on these vessels and many owners want to keep the vessels looking like new for as long as possible. There is a significant variation in water quality from one marina to another - the worst recent experience was 3000ppm with less than 500ppm is considered drinkable.”
Featuring a one-touch fully automatic system and a touchscreen, the unified Dometic XZ system shares one frame and one controller and is available in four sizes.
The combination unit can be operated as independent seawater and fresh water reverse-osmosis systems if required.
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