• Portland Head Light - Our Homeport
  • Bluenose 1938 Rail down - Photo by Clifford Handy
  • Picton Castle - Balcen Watermaker onboard
  • Isle au Haut - Keepers House - RO system since 2008
  • CAT Pumps for Reverse Osmosis

Balcen was formed in 2012 to design and produce solutions for water purification in marine environments, such as boats and coastal dwellings, as well as for inland homes and businesses. We are experts in seawater Reverse Osmosis and related marine technical equipment, and are ever expanding our product line to include systems that greatly improve the health and quality of municipal and well water.

We design, build, and install custom control systems that feature industrial Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) using sensors for flow, pressure, temperature, water level, and water quality. Our systems can also provide remote monitoring and control via the Internet.

Balcen is the North American agent for Dessalator of France, a company with over 35 years of experience producing a range of high-quality desalinating watermakers for more than 8,000 customers worldwide.

We are also a distributor for CAT Pumps, an industry leader with 50 years of experience building high-pressure pumps for Reverse Osmosis Desalination. We use these pumps in many of our custom systems.

In our excellent products and service, we strive to embody the ideals of our name, Balcen - Balanced Center - the natural and optimum position.