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A Brief History of Watermakers, Inc

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.

The current line of standard desalination watermaker systems ranges from 200 gallons per day (GPD) to 50,000 GPD. Our designs are derived from over 25  40 years of field experience and in fact, our original component design was the first of its kind and still represents the industry standard as the simplest, most rugged, user-friendly design available. Our team of field technicians and engineers is dedicated to constantly improving our products by incorporating the latest in technology, innovation and design. This leads to not only superior, cutting-edge products, but also ensures that our designs will remain the easiest to service and maintain.

An uncompromising commitment to building the world’s most reliable system is reflected in our use of the absolute highest quality materials and components (e.g., high-pressure hoses, fittings, pumps and motors that exceed all requirements). We manufacture a product that you can depend on. Our desalination systems possess intuitive operation, rugged construction, reliable performance, and superior serviceability.

Our history of designing customized desalination watermakers for the most demanding and unique applications has earned us the reputation as “the ones to call when you want it done right.” We do not make misleading and often worthless warranty statements about watermaker system components, we simply guarantee your satisfaction.

But we do not stop at high quality materials and components to make sure your watermaker system is the best. In addition, our rigorous testing procedures ensure that every watermaker we build leaves our factory ready for optimal performance at its final destination. When it comes to your source of freshwater, quality counts. Watermakers, Inc. – Fresh Water, Any Time, Any Ocean.


Watermakers, Inc. has a history of designing and customizing watermakers for the most demanding and unique applications. We are renowned for our commitment to getting it done right, which is why we guarantee customer satisfaction instead of making misleading warranty statements about system components. At Watermakers, Inc., we understand that each watermaker requires its own unique set of solutions and strive to provide the best possible service, along with our commitment to customer satisfaction is what sets us apart from other companies.


Sam Massaro

Direct Dial/Fax: (954) 951-2719
Mobile: (954) 444-2109 (after 5pm and weekends)



Art Smith: engineering@watermakers.com
Direct Dial/Fax: (954) 406-9957

Glenn Whittemore: gwhittemore@watermakers.com
Direct Dial/Fax: (954) 951-2726


Watermakers, Inc.
2233 South Andrews Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33316

Telephone: (954) 467-8920
Toll Free: (888) 34-FRESH
Fax: (954) 522-3248
EMail: info@watermakers.com



Chip Edmonds: sales@watermakers.com
Direct Dial/Fax: (954) 951-2719
Mobile: (954) 444-2109 (after 5pm and weekends)

Bob Edewaard: bob@watermakers.com
Direct Dial/Fax: (954) 634-5718
Mobile: (954) 931-6644 (after 5pm and weekends)

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Chris Herbig, Service Manager

Direct Dial/Fax: (954) 363- 9286
Mobile: (954) 444- 2113 (after 5 pm and weekends)


Chris Herbig, Service Manager

Direct Dial/Fax (954) 363- 9286
Mobile (954) 444- 2113 (after 5 pm and weekends)

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Watermakers, Inc. is an industry leader in designing, building, and installing custom and out-of-the-box desalination reverse osmosis watermaker systems. With over 40 years of experience, Watermakers, Inc. has provided high-quality watermakers for marine, commercial, agriculture, and other industries.

Their cutting-edge technology ensures that each watermaker is designed with precision and expertise to meet each client’s unique requirements. Watermakers, Inc. offers a range of systems with varying production capacities, so they can provide a system that meets the needs of any size operation. No matter the size, each system is built to last, making Watermakers, Inc. a reliable and trusted source for watermakers.

The desalination reverse osmosis process offers a long-term and sustainable solution for industries facing water scarcity. The process removes salt and other impurities from water, turning seawater, brackish water, or contaminated water into clean, fresh water safe for drinking, cooking, crops, and other uses. This technology benefits marine operations, where access to potable water is limited. A watermaker from Watermakers, Inc. ensures that marine vessels have a consistent supply of clean water, allowing for more extended expeditions and increased comfort for those on board.

Commercial and agricultural operations also benefit from using a watermaker. When access to freshwater is scarce, it can become a significant obstacle to production. Watermakers, Inc. can provide custom systems that help businesses overcome this challenge. Their reliable and efficient systems can produce large amounts of clean water, enabling continuous production without external freshwater sources. This leads to increased productivity and profitability for businesses that rely on freshwater.

Watermakers, Inc. is committed to providing high-quality, reliable watermakers that meet each client’s unique needs. Our experts works closely with clients to develop customized systems that maximize efficiency and reliability. With a solid reputation and a commitment to innovation, Watermakers, Inc. is a trusted source for desalination reverse osmosis watermakers.