In 1981, Joe Hocher, founder and later owner of the Staniel Cay Yacht Club , needed fresh water on a tiny island in the Bahamas. His experiences with early reverse osmosis systems and their shortfalls inspired him to build the highest quality, easiest to install and maintain, systems available. Founded in 1984 by Joe, Watermakers, Inc. soon became one of the leading manufacturers of marine reverse osmosis desalination systems in the U.S. and the Bahamas.
As Joe was a pilot, the ability to access remote islands via small plane coupled with his detailed knowledge of the area allowed Watermakers, Inc. to successfully install and provide service throughout the Bahamas. Joe’s son David has taken over where Joe left off at Watermakers, Inc. and Staniel Cay Yacht Club, expanding our coverage throughout the Bahamas (no other company has anywhere near our knowledge of the geography and waters of the Bahamas) and other worldwide markets. We now provide marine and land-based systems – creating fresh drinking water for boats, yachts, homes, hotels, marinas, other businesses (e.g. commercial shipping & fishing, oil rigs, construction), and islands worldwide.