Schenker Watermakers of Italy has designed and produced a new portable watermaker. It’s called Wiki (which means “fast” in the Hawaiian language) and you don’t need to install it to use it, just connect the hoses and fittings. Within minutes Wiki is ready to produce up to 30 liters of fresh water per hour.
How the Schenker Wiki portable watermaker works
With Schenker ‘s new portable desalinator, you can have fresh water on board any boat without having to install a bulky, heavy machine. Wiki is activated in just a few minutes, simply through quick-connect fittings. What’s more, you can choose to activate it only when you need it, for example, when you are stationary in a roadstead, and it is easily carried on and off the boat (or from boat to boat) with the bag provided. Think of the usefulness of this machinery on small boats, which do not physically have space to install a fixed watermaker, and do not have large freshwater needs on board. For these situations, Schenker’s Wiki is a brilliant solution.
The operation of the desalinator uses, as does Schenker’s entire line, the principle of reverse osmosis. To activate the hourly production of 30 liters of fresh water, there is no need to install the desalinator, just connect pipes from the sea surface to the boat’s tank, and it’s done in a few minutes. Wiki’spower supply (which in Hawaiian means precisely “quick,” “fast”) is 12V and consumption is less than 110 watts, thanks to the energy recovery of the system developed by Schenker. This ingenious solution is great for those who do not have space on their boat, or do not have the ability to make invasive installations, but it is also perfect as a backup watermaker on board any boat. Weighing 26 kg and measuring 71 x 31 x 22.8 cm, it comes with a convenient carrying bag.