Spectra Watermakers specializes in energy-efficient desalination systems designed for open ocean vessels, offshore oil platforms, military, disaster relief, emergency preparedness and distributed infrastructure. The Spectra product line includes desalination systems that can produce up to 20,000 gallons per day.

In the late 1990s, Spectra Watermakers revolutionized the market with the successful introduction of the Clark pump, which was specially developed for desalinating seawater on sailboats and reduced energy consumption by up to 75% compared to conventional systems through energy recovery. Since then, the Spectra brand has been synonymous with innovation in desalination technology.

With less than 1% of the global fresh water supply deemed potable, Spectra Watermakers is opening new sources of high quality, safe, fresh drinking water. Our products save lives, reduce our global carbon footprint, and help to alleviate stress on one of our most precious natural resources. 


In 2015 Spectra joined with the Katadyn Group, the world leader in portable water treatment systems. The Katadyn Desalination team of engineers and project managers transforms the way the world purifies water and creates products that utilize renewable energy sources like solar arrays and wind turbines to bring you the most reliable, energy-efficient, and service-backed watermakers available. Spectra Watermakers products have the complete package: unparalleled engineering design, a worldwide factory-trained sales and technical service network, and a foundation firmly rooted in excellent customer service.