Quality Marine Products and Programs
Yacht-Mate Is Celebrating Over 20 Years In Business!
Sandy Hoekstra founded Yacht-Mate in 1999. Sandy has been in the water softener, filtration and treatment business since 1992 beginning for Aqua Care with national restaurant chains as clients. She then advanced to Cuno, Inc. as regional manager.
After seeing what was available on the marine market for water treatment, Sandy decided to venture out on her own. She offered a full line of water treatment services and equipment to the marine market that had been available traditionally to the residential and commercial markets.
Most of the water treatment systems sold to the marine industry were water makers and PVC type water softeners. Many boat and yacht owners did not want to drink the water on the vessels because of water quality issues.
Yacht-Mate Products originated to satisfy a niche market for boats of all sizes for water treatment that would be efficient in performance, results, overall quality and capacity.
Recently Yacht-Mate Products came out with a similar PVC water softener type product with many changes to previous designs. Yacht-Mate Products offers a quality built system by incorporating a superior interior distribution system method of purging air that is trapped in traditional systems. The Yacht-Mate Products has a more efficient recharge system enabling a full recharge of the water softener.
Yacht-Mate Products offers a full range of Water Softeners, UV Sterilizers, Drinking Systems, and Ozone products for a complete quality water management program to ensure water is fresh and safe.
Our goal is to provide quality systems and programs with confidence and integrity.
See our Total Quality Water Management Program below for more information.
Total Water Management
Provides Fresh on Board Water
Water is key for the comfort of the owners and crew while onboard. The Total Quality Water Management Program from Yacht-Mate Products processes all dockside water, maintains the highest quality of stored freshwater, and provides high purity water for drinking, cooking, ice production and personal use.
Fresh laundry, softer, more manageable hair, clean fixtures, a virtually spotless vessel wash-down and the elimination of hard water stains and spots are among the benefits of the Dock-Mate Water Softener. The units are upright, with a control valve for recharging, and include a digital meter to notify boaters when to recharge, and includes a pre-filter to eliminate dirt and sediment. Yacht-Mate has several water softening systems available, including commercial sizes for vessels 150' and over. The systems can be portable or installed.
Because the water onboard is only as fresh as the storage tank, the second element of the Total Quality Water Management Program is the Water-Mate Ozone recirculation system a fresh water tank maintenance system. Complete recirculation and disinfection of stored freshwater, elimination of organic matter, algae blooms and stale odors. Destruction of micro-organisms to maintain a healthy clean tank and oxidize impurities.
If the tank is not accessible we suggest using (UV) ultra violet sterilization to kill any organisms coming from the storage tank to the plumbing system, as well as any points of use where bacteria is of concern.
The Galley-Mate Reverse Osmosis System provides boaters with up to 65 gpd of high-purity drinking water for cooking, beverages and ice production. The compact system can be installed under the galley sink or in the engine room. Requiring no electricity, the Galley-Mate Reverse Osmosis System runs on the pressure from onboard pumps. Additional tanks and faucets can be added for use on bridge, cockpit areas and aft ice machines. The filters are easy to change, with replacement needed every 6 months to 1 year. This is a line pressure unit like in your home but with a higher production level. This system will cut up to 50% of your bottled water storage and cost.
Yacht-Mate Products has a full line of environmental products for the marine industry. In addition, the company offers odor control systems for bilges, waste tanks and living areas, and a variety of other high-quality products.
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