Dometic to Launch Sea Xchange + Spot Zero XZ Watermaker at IBEX

The XZ Watermaker is the first and only reverse osmosis system to purify seawater and freshwater in one machine

Pompano Beach, Fla., – Sept. 28, 2016 – Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the marine, truck, RV and automotive markets, today announced that it will showcase its new Dometic Sea Xchange + Spot Zero XZ Watermaker at the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), Oct. 4-6 in Tampa, FL.

As a single, compact machine, the XZ combines the benefits of a Sea Xchange watermaker plus a Spot Zero freshwater reverse-osmosis purification system for ultra-pure water. The combined systems share one frame and controller to reduce space requirements, installation time, and the cost of buying two separate systems.

Another innovation of the XZ is its fully integrated sound shield. The sound shield minimizes operating noise, does not add to overall system size, and does not hinder service access.

The XZ is the first and only fully automatic, integrated double-pass reverse-osmosis system that can purify every source of yacht water, including seawater, brackish water, lake water, river water, or dockside water in a single machine.

“With the XZ, boat owners can enjoy ultra-pure fresh water for drinking, ice-making, cooking and bathing – whether they are out on the ocean, cruising an inland lake or in a marina – and they only need one machine to do it. The XZ is ideal for spot-free cleaning of boat interiors, as well as external wash-downs, with no need for a chamois,” said Ned Trigg, Executive VP, Dometic Marine Division.

The patent-pending double-pass design provides the cleanest water possible. It eliminates 95-99% of all impurities – including hard-water minerals, heavy metals, particles, viruses, cysts, bacteria, and radioactive contaminants. The XZ system creates freshwater from seawater then sends the freshwater through a second purification process. The second pass brings total dissolved solids (TDS) down to approximately 5-20 parts per million (ppm) from the starting point of about 35,000 ppm found in typical seawater.

Aside from the benefits of having cleaner water to drink, the reduction of dissolved solids means no water spots on marine paints, coatings, hardware and other yacht finishes. The pure Spot Zero water means boat finishes last much longer, saving boat owners thousands of dollars.

The XZ is easy to operate and can be monitored and controlled remotely using Dometic’s Smart Touch Integrated Intelligence Control (STIIC) software with a touchscreen, mobile phone or tablet via WiFi or Ethernet.

Attendees at IBEX, which will be held Oct. 4-6 in Tampa, FL., will be able to see the new XZ Watermaker at Booth #1605.

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About Dometic Marine

Dometic Marine, a division of the Dometic Group, is the world’s largest supplier of innovative and technologically advanced comfort systems and equipment for yachts and pleasure boats and a major supplier of HVAC, ship-wide ventilation, watermakers, and toilet systems to the commercial, workboat and military markets.

A specialist supplier to OEM, refit and repair and aftermarkets, Dometic Marine has an unmatched support network of company-owned offices located in 12 strategic regions across the globe and supported by numerous marine R&D facilities and factories.  The products are further supported in the field by factory-authorized distributors, dealers and service engineers offering a global presence in over 100 countries worldwide.

Leisure boats from 20 feet to mega-yachts are users of the company’s premium brands which include Condaria, Cruisair®, Dometic, Marine Air Systems®, SeaLand® and WAECO. Their extensive product range includes marine air conditioning, ship-wide ventilation systems, sanitation systems, refrigerators, stoves, battery chargers and other equipment for the leisure market.

Dometic’s commercial HVAC and ship-wide ventilation systems can be fitted to the broadest range of commercial vessels and conform to NMMA and ASHRAE standards; the company is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

About Dometic Group

Dometic Group is a customer-driven, world-leading provider of leisure products for the caravan, motor home, automotive, truck and marine markets. Dometic supplies the industry and aftermarket with a complete range of air conditioners, ship-wide ventilation systems, refrigerators, awnings, cookers, sanitation systems, lighting, mobile power equipment, comfort and safety solutions, windows, doors and other equipment that makes leisure life more comfortable away from home. Dometic Group supplies a wide range of workshop equipment for service and maintenance of built-in air conditioning. Dometic Group also provides specially designed refrigerators for hotel rooms, offices and wine storage. Dometic products are sold in almost 100 countries and are produced mainly in wholly owned production facilities around the world. Dometic has 6,500 employees and is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm

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