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    Bluenose 1938 Rail down - Photo by Clifford Handy
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    Picton Castle - Balcen Watermaker onboard
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    Isle au Haut - Keepers House - RO system since 2008
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    CAT Pumps for Reverse Osmosis
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    Islesboro - Grindle Point Light

Update for our valued customers:  Balcen's founder and water filtration expert, Mark, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in August of 2021.  We are no longer taking new orders, and Balcen is for sale. 

Thank you for all the years of friendship and adventure!  Mark was proud of the work that he did, and loved helping his loyal customers.  Your business meant the world to him.  Please feel free to email us with any questions.  We will try to refer you to one of our colleagues who can help with your watermaker needs.


Balcen was formed in 2012 to sell systems for water purification in marine environments, such as boats and coastal dwellings, as well as for land-based homes and businesses. We specialize in 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 can help you find the best water purification system for your needs. We can provide solutions for a wide range of needs from a small sailing yacht to an off the grid island home.

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.




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