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Generation 3 Stella Watermaker
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Make your own fresh water wherever you drop anchor

When you’re cruising to locations only boats can go for weeks at a time, you need a watermaker that is going to work.

Stella watermakers are reverse osmosis (ro) desalination systems built for the people who prefer to keep it simple on boats. If you put durability and reliability above all else then a Stella Watermaker is the system for you.

We work on a personal, technical advice basis so give us a call on (07) 5665 8071 or press the enquire now button.

 

Marine Engineering company for 20 years

What sets Stella Watermakers apart from any other is the decade of marine engineering experience that predated the first design concept. After many years of experience operating, servicing, selling, and installing all brands and types of watermakers, the team at Stella knew we could build a machine that required less servicing, was simple to operate, and was guaranteed to work when you needed it to.

Since 2011 Stella has been building the best small desalination systems for both marine and land using only high-quality pumps with great warranty reputations, constructed of 316 stainless steel and duplex, no use of proprietary parts, and no unnecessary electronics.

Stella Watermakers combines simplicity with quality components to create a reliable, easy-to-use system that offers real value for money. Whether you are a seasoned superyacht engineer or cruising yachty our modular watermakers are designed for easy installation, operation, and maintenance.

A detailed explanation of our Gen 3 marine watermaker system is below.

 

The Generation 3 Stella Watermaker

 

Gen 3 is a modular watermaker system (separate components, not a large framed box) so they can be fitted wherever there is available space (pictured) and use no electronics, just simple manual control valves.

 

All Stella Watermakers come standard with

1 x Control Panel, 1 x GP motor and high-pressure pump (unless engine drive, see below), 1 x Davey Low-Pressure Pump, Filmtec membranes (1,2 or 3) and housings, 1 x 20 micron and 5-micron pleated filters, 2 x seawater filter housings, 1 x carbon filter, and housing, standard high-pressure hoses and a TDS reader (Everything pictured).

* Autoflush is an optional extra, not everyone wants it though it is the only piece of automation we would recommend here.

 

Stella Manufactures AC or Engine Driven Watermakers

Electric 240VAC

The watermakers for larger powerboats, yachts, and catamarans with a suitable sized AC Genset. Always the first option, easy installation and makes lots of water fast. You will need a minimum 3.5kva (continuously rated) Genset to run our 240VAC electric unit. Output is 80, 160, or 210 litres per hour of water using 1, 2, or 3 standard membranes. Power usage (LP and HP pump) is approx. 12amps when running (without start-up load). For more info download the 240VAC manual at the bottom of this page.

 

Engine Driven

For all marine vessels without a Genset, but with an inboard engine. It’s a very efficient and reliable way of making plenty of water very quickly. You will need a suitable engine with room to fit an engine bracket and pulley system. We have some standard brackets available or custom fabrication is required. Output is 80, 160, or 240 litres per hour of water using 1, 2, or 3 standard membranes. Power usage is approx. 2HP draw from the engine. For more info download the engine drive manual at the bottom of this page.

 

Stella Options

Auto Flush

Makes it easier to maintain your watermaker if you are not making water or on the boat every week to perform a manual flush. All watermaker membranes need to be freshwater flushed after each use and then every 7 days if not pickled for storage to avoid damage to the membrane. Our auto-flush system includes a box with a dual timer and solenoid valve to flush your system with water from your boat’s tank for a few minutes every 7 days.

 

Spares Kit

All the consumables you need for 6-12 months cruising (depending on usage). Includes: 3x 20-micron seawater filters, 3x 5-micron seawater filters, 1x 5-micron charcoal (carbon) filter, 1x 500g pickling solution (for membrane storage), 1x 1lt HP pump oil.

 

Stella Advantages

Simple manual operation, no electronics

We have made it simple to use. You don’t have to study the manual to be able to operate our watermakers. We have removed the electronic automation which usually makes watermakers difficult to use, unreliable, and even harder to fix. Just two valves on the control panel and a knob to wind up the pressure. Comes with a laminated “Quick Start-Up Sheet“ with step-by-step instructions so anyone can make water quickly.

 

Super performance and reliability

Our watermakers make a lot of water fast! 80-240 liters per hour with our AC and engine-driven units. When it comes to making water ”the quicker the better” so you don’t have to do it every day or for long periods. With simplicity and quality components with a lack of electronics comes unequaled reliability, critical when cruising.

 

Quality 316 stainless steel components

From our high-pressure pump to our membrane housing end caps and fittings, all-metal components are 316-grade stainless steel (or Duplex), designed for a harsh marine environment. We appreciate quality and have sourced the best components from around the world for our watermakers. This combination of quality components and a simple design creates a very reliable, easy-to-use system.

 

Low maintenance and running costs

A simpler, better-engineered watermaker with fewer components means less maintenance is required. Running costs are minimal, and will depend on how often it’s used and how well it’s maintained. Consumables such as membranes, filters, pickling solution, and pump oil are all standard items available from us or worldwide.

 

Modular design for easy installation

Gen 3 Watermakers are modular (separate components not a large framed box) so can be fitted wherever there is available space. The Control Panel can be mounted with other components or remotely in a bathroom cabinet or cockpit locker.

 

80-240 litres of water per hour (expandable)

Our AC and engine-driven units make lots of water very quickly. Our standard high-pressure pumps will run up to 3 membranes, so If your water requirements change you can always just add another membrane to increase water production.

 

No flashing lights or failing circuit boards

Fully automated watermakers use a multitude of electronics including a microprocessor, circuit boards, solenoid valves, timers, relays, pressure switches, led screens, flashing lights, and salinity probes. Great when they work, but the cost goes up and reliability goes down! Any experienced cruiser knows that the simpler the equipment the better. Even seasoned superyacht engineers prefer our watermakers to others with all the bells and whistles.

 

No high maintenance energy recovery pumps

We don’t use complicated energy recovery pumps with lots of o-rings and poppet valves that create more maintenance. We use industry-standard 316 stainless steel triplex high-pressure pumps with solid ceramic plungers, designed specifically for marine desalination. Parts and service for these pumps are available worldwide.

 

No cracking plastic membrane end plugs

We don’t use plastic membrane housing end caps; they have a habit of cracking causing dangerous high-pressure leaks. We use quality Duplex 2205 stainless steel end caps for high strength and corrosion resistance.

 

High-Quality High-pressure hoses

We don’t use cheap and nasty high-pressure hoses; they chafe easily from pump or engine vibration and can split or burst causing injury and damage. We use the highest quality hoses we can find with Quality 316 Stainless fittings. The hoses are protected with an anti-wear wrap to help protect and prolong the life of the hoses.

 

No proprietary components

We don’t use special Stella manufactured components such as filters or membranes that force you to buy replacements from us and cost “an arm and a leg“. We use industry-standard components that you can easily find worldwide. If you are in a remote area we can ship parts fast if required or help you find them locally.

 

Best after sales service and backup

We are not just a sales company; we design and manufacture our watermakers so can offer the best service and backup. We have a marine engineering division who services all brands of watermakers and can help with all troubleshooting queries.

 

Installation and servicing if required

We don’t just sell the equipment, we also offer a complete installation, commissioning and maintenance service via our marine engineering division if required. Our 30-page Installation & Operation Manual supplied with each watermaker provides simple step by step instructions with diagrams of all components making installation easy for the DIY boat owner, boat builder or contracted installer. The manual includes an easy-to-understand system flow diagram and detailed procedures for operation and maintenance of your watermaker.

 

24 months limited Australian warranty

We offer a 24-month limited warranty on our watermakers. This is an Australian warranty, backed up direct by us the manufacturer. You won’t have to deal with a different country or through a local agent.

 

Proudly designed and manufactured in Australia

Not only is our water maker the best value for money system available, it is also Australian-made and comes with an Australian warranty and back-up. Support your local marine industry and buy an Australian-made watermaker.

 

Real Value for Money

The combination of a simple reliable design, quality components and high-water output make Stella Watermakers real value for money and include free Australia wide (metro) delivery.

 

The manual is available for you to download as well as a brochure for keepsake. Our team are experts in desalination and can generally answer any question over the phone – Call anytime.

 

To enquire through email either email us at info@stellamarine.com.au or press the red ‘enquire now’ button.

Trade and export enquiries welcome!

Downloadables:

Manual Generation 3 – Engine Drive CE
Manual Generation 3 – 240VAC CE

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Land Based Stella Watermaker
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Small-scale desalination units for Bore, Brackish or Seawater

 

Turn Salty/saline water into the world’s best fresh water with a Land-Based Stella Watermaker. Built off the back of the Gen 3, Stella’s Land-Based Stella Watermakers take all the best bits of a Gen 3 system and put it into a framed kit ready for plug and play use. Land-Based systems are small-scale desalination plants that produce clear fresh water for livestock, crop spraying, horticulture, and domestic uses. 

We supply our land-based desalination units to farmers, business owners, and rural communities across Australia and throughout the South Pacific. The watermakers make 240+ lph. if you need a system more than 240 lph then contact our staff by pressing the red \\”enquire now\\” button, we will design a system for you.

Our framed, portable systems are the solution for your freshwater needs.

 

The Land-Based Stella Watermaker System

Is a manual system that uses only heavy-duty parts, making it extremely durable and able to withstand the harshest of environments. Every Land-Based Stella Watermaker comes pre-plumbed ready for Plug & Play use. Simply connect the \\”water source inlet\\” and \\”to tank\\” hoses and plug in the pumps to begin making water. Stella Watermakers are an incredibly system designed to help Aussie farmers.

 

Pre Filters 

We use 10/4 inch pleated filters for our Land-Based and Aquarius systems. This is so the pre-filters last longer and doesn’t need to be changed as regularly as the 10/2.5 inch. 

 

Membranes

Do you need seawater or brackish water membranes? Speak to one of our staff members who will help you design your system and ensure you are set up with the right membranes. 

 

Stella Options

Auto Flush

Makes it easier to maintain your watermaker. Optional automatic freshwater flushing system which includes a box with dual timer and solenoid valve to flush your system with water from your fresh water tank for a few minutes every 7 days. All watermaker membranes need to be freshwater flushed after each use and then every 7 days if not pickled for storage, to avoid damage to the membrane.

 

Jumbo Spares Kit

All the consumables you need for 6-12 months usage (depending on usage). Includes: 3x 10/4 inch 20-micron seawater filters, 3x 10/4 inch 05-micron seawater filters, 1x 10/2.5 inch 05-micron charcoal (carbon) filter, 1x 500g pickling solution (for membrane storage), 1x 1lt HP pump oil.

 

Stella Advantages

Simple manual operation, no electronics

We have made it simple to use. You don’t have to study the manual to be able to operate our watermakers. We have removed the electronic automation which makes watermakers difficult to use, unreliable and even harder to fix. Just two valves on the control panel and a knob to wind up the pressure. Comes with a laminated ”Quick Start-Up Sheet” with step-by-step instructions so anyone can make water quickly.

 

Super performance and reliability

Our watermakers make a lot of water fast! 80-240 litres per hour with our AC units. When it comes to making water ”the quicker the better” so you don’t have to do it every day or for long periods. With the simple, quality components and lack of electronics comes unequalled reliability, critical when in water-scarce areas.

 

Quality 316 stainless steel components

From our high-pressure pump to our membrane housing end caps and fittings, all-metal components are 316-grade stainless steel (or Duplex), designed for a harsh marine environment. We appreciate quality and have sourced the best components from around the world for our watermakers. 

 

Low maintenance and running costs

A simpler, better-engineered watermaker with fewer components means less maintenance is required. Running costs are minimal but will depend on how often it’s used and how well it’s maintained. Consumables such as membranes, filters, pickling solutions, and pump oil are all standard items available from us or worldwide.

 

Plug and Play design for easy installation

All Land-Based Stella Watermakers are delivered as a framed kit with all pre-plumbing connected. This means the systems can be fitted wherever there is available space, just hook up the hoses to the water source and tank, plug in the electrical cords for the pump and turn it on. 

 

No flashing lights or failing circuit boards

Fully automated watermakers use a multitude of electronics including a microprocessor, circuit boards, solenoid valves, timers, relays, pressure switches, led screens, flashing lights and salinity probes. Great when they work, but the cost goes up and reliability goes down! Any experienced cruiser knows that the simpler the equipment the better. Even seasoned superyacht engineers prefer our watermakers to others with all the ”bells and whistles”.

 

No high maintenance energy recovery pumps

We don’t use complicated energy recovery pumps with lots of O-rings and poppet valves that create more maintenance. We use industry-standard 316 stainless steel triplex high-pressure pumps with solid ceramic plungers, designed specifically for marine desalination. Parts and services for these pumps are available worldwide.

 

No cracking plastic membrane end plugs

We don’t use plastic membrane housing end caps; they have a habit of cracking causing dangerous high-pressure leaks. We use quality Duplex 2205 stainless steel end caps for high strength and corrosion resistance.

 

High-Quality High-pressure hoses

We don’t use cheap and nasty high-pressure hoses; they chafe easily from pump or engine vibration and can split or burst to cause injury and damage. We use the highest quality hoses we can find with Quality 316 Stainless fittings. The hoses are protected with an anti-wear wrap to help protect and prolong the life of the hoses.

 

No proprietary components

We don’t use special manufactured components such as filters or membranes that force you to buy replacements from us and cost ”an arm and a leg”. We use industry standard components that you can easily find worldwide. If you are in a remote area, we can ship parts fast if required or help you find them locally.

 

Best after-sales service and backup

We are not just a sales company; we design and manufacture our watermakers so can offer the best service and backup. We have a marine engineering division that services all brands of watermakers and can help with all troubleshooting queries.

 

Installation and servicing if required

Our 30-page Installation & Operation Manual supplied with each watermaker provides simple step by step instructions with diagrams of all components making installation easy. The manual includes an easy-to-understand system flow diagram and detailed procedures for operation and maintenance of your watermaker. 

 

24 months limited Australian warranty

We offer a 24-month limited warranty on our watermakers. This is an Australian warranty, backed up direct by us the manufacturer. You won’t have to deal with a different country or through a local agent.

 

Proudly designed and manufactured in Australia

Not only is our watermaker the best value for money system available, it is also Australian made and comes with an Australian warranty and back-up. Support your local marine industry and buy an Australian made watermaker.

 

Real Value for Money

The combination of a simple reliable design, quality components and high-water output make Stella Watermakers real value for money.

Trade and export enquiries welcome!

For Stella Watermaker specifications and dimensions please enquire.

Stella
Aquarius Automatic Watermaker
Aquarius Automatic Watermaker Image

Aquarius is the world’s simplest fully automatic watermaker, unrivalled in its simplicity, reliability and usability. We have worked hard to not over complicate this system. 

Aquarius is the perfect solution if you are looking for a watermaker that will take care of itself. Modular or compact, Aquarius runs its own start up and shut off sequence, has high pressure and low-pressure factory pre-set shutdown safety settings, it auto-flushes like clockwork, and all you need to do is press start and stop on the remote installed in your cabin. 

Engineered to perform, Aquarius does not need extra operator attention. Once past its commissioning stage, your fresh-water needs will be one less thing to worry about.

 

The Stella Watermakers Concept

Stella Watermakers are the result of many years of experience operating, servicing, selling and installing all brands and types of watermakers (reverse osmosis desalination plants). Proudly designed and manufactured in Australia, Stella Watermakers combine simplicity with quality components to create a reliable, easy to use system that offers real value for money. Whether you are a seasoned superyacht engineer or cruising yachtie our modular watermakers are designed for easy installation, operation and maintenance.

 

Stella Advantages

We’ve made the best possible fully-automatic watermaker we can.

Fully automated watermakers use a multitude of electronics including a microprocessor, circuit boards, solenoid valves, timers, relays, pressure switches, led screens, flashing lights and salinity probes. We believe we have engineered our control panel and electrical box to give you the best possible outcome. A watermaker that takes care of itself, besides the regular maintenance required. 

 

Simple automation 

We have made it simple to use. Install the remote control anywhere in the cabin and you have all you need to make water with the push of a button. 

Press start on the remote and Aquarius will run its own start-up sequence and begin making water shortly. Once the tank is full Press Stop on the remote and Aquarius will run its own shut-down sequence, including a 3-minute auto-flush. Finally once the auto-flush is complete, Aquarius will automatically switch itself into standby mode – awaiting the next time you press Start. 

With simplicity and quality comes unequalled reliability, critical when cruising.

 

Super performance and reliability

Our watermakers make a lot of water fast! 80-240 litres per hour with our AC and engine driven units. When it comes to making water ”the quicker the better” so you don’t have to do it every day or for long periods. 

 

Quality 316 stainless steel components

From our high pressure pump to our membrane housing end caps and fittings, all metal components are 316 grade stainless steel (or Duplex), designed for the harshest marine conditions. We understand the importance of quality and have sourced the best components from around the world to ensure our watermakers are of the best standard. This combination of quality components and a simple design creates a very reliable, easy to use system.

 

Low maintenance and running costs

A simpler, better engineered watermaker with less components means less maintenance is required. Running costs are minimal, but it will ultimately depend on how often it’s used and how well it’s maintained. Consumables such as membranes, filters, pickling solution and pump oil are all standard items available directly from us at Stella or your local marine chandlery.

 

Modular design for easy installation

Aquarius is modular (separate components not a large framed box) so can be fitted wherever there is available space. The Control Panel can be mounted with other components or remotely in a bathroom cabinet or cockpit locker.

 

No high maintenance energy recovery pumps

We use industry standard 316 stainless steel triplex high pressure pumps with solid ceramic plungers, designed specifically for marine desalination. Parts and service for these pumps are available worldwide.

 

No cracking plastic membrane end plugs

We use quality Duplex 2205 stainless steel end caps for high strength and corrosion resistance. 

 

High Quality High pressure hoses

We use the highest quality hoses we can find with Quality 316 Stainless fittings. The hoses are protected with a anti-wear wrap to help protect and prolong the life of the hoses.

 

No proprietary components

We use industry standard components that you can easily find worldwide. If you are in a remote area we can ship parts fast if required or help you source them locally.

 

Stella Options

All the consumables you need for 6-12 months cruising (depending on usage). Includes: 3x 20 micron seawater filters, 3x 5 micron seawater filters, 1x 5 micron charcoal (carbon) filter, 1x 500g pickling solution (for membrane storage), 1x 1lt HP pump oil.

 

Best after sales service and backup

We are not just a sales company, we design and manufacture our watermakers in-house, so we  can offer the best service and backup. We have a marine engineering division who services all brands of watermakers and can help with all troubleshooting queries.

 

Installation and servicing if required

We don’t just sell the equipment, we also offer a complete installation, commissioning and maintenance service via our marine engineering division if required. Our Installation & Operation Manual supplied with each watermaker provides simple step by step instructions with diagrams of all components making installation easy for the DIY boat owner, boat builder or contracted installer. The manual includes an easy to understand system flow diagram and detailed procedures for operation and maintenance of your watermaker. 

 

24 months limited Australian warranty

We offer a 24 months limited warranty on our watermakers. This is an Australian warranty, backed up direct by us, the manufacturer. You won’t have to deal with a different country or through a local agent.

 

Proudly designed and manufactured in Australia

Not only is our watermaker the best value for money system available, it is also Australian made and comes with an Australian warranty and back-up. Support your local marine industry and buy an Australian made watermaker.

 

Real Value for Money

The combination of a simple reliable design, quality components and high water output make Stella Watermakers real value for money.

Trade and export enquiries welcome!

For Stella Watermaker specifications and dimensions please enquire with our team today.

Please include your best contact number so we can call you back to discuss.

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