RSVP: 10th Anniversary Celebration

RSVP: 10th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate with Us in Fort Lauderdale!

To show their appreciation to customers, media partners & dealers from across the globe, the company hosted a 10th Anniversary Party during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) with ever-popular libations from BWD’s event partner, Gosling Rum.
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Blue Water Desalination Celebrates 10 Years in Business!

“Floor Reel” Wins World Record Billfish Prize at White Marlin Open

“Floor Reel” Wins World Record Billfish Prize at White Marlin Open

A very big congratulations to the Belcher family and the team aboard Floor Reel for their impressive win at the White Marlin Open. Their 640.5-pound blue marlin secured them a jackpot of over $6.2M! The captain and crew aboard Floor Reel enjoy ultra-pure water produced by the latest technology from Blue Water Desalination.

While the White Marlin Open is known as the richest billfish tournament in the world, a prize payout this big is unheard of. It was made possible due to this blue marlin, caught by angler John Ols, being the only qualifying fish brought to the scales during the tournament. Tournament rules dictate how the prize money for white and blue marlin, and first, second and third place is disbursed, but with only one qualifying billfish brought to the scales, it became a winner-take-all payout.

The total tournament purse for the 50th edition of this Ocean City, Maryland, USA tournament exceeded $10.5M so there was over $4M awarded to other categories including tuna, top boat, top angler and more.

The Floor Reel is a 57-foot custom sportfishing boat which is equipped with the latest in cutting-edge watermaker technology from Blue Water Desalination. Near-endless freshwater is produced by their Express XT 600 in the boat, while a ClearMate Mobile purifies water back at the dock for a spotless washdown. We are so excited for the owners, captain and crew of Floor Reel on this win and we are grateful for them entrusting their freshwater needs, both on the water and at the docks, to our innovative marine desalination systems.

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Floor Reel blue marlin at White Marlin Open
Join Blue Water Desalination at the White Marlin Open

Join Blue Water Desalination at the White Marlin Open

We’re excited to have signed on as a Diamond Sponsor of the White Marlin Open – the world’s largest, and one of the richest, billfish tournaments! We hope to see many of you at our display under the registration tent this weekend in Ocean City, Maryland, USA.

Blue Water Desalination is proud to be the official White Marlin Open participant visor sponsor! We invite you to come say hi to Berkeley under the Harbour Island sponsors’ tent during Saturday & Sunday registration days.

Marlin Madness 2023 Winner Announced

Marlin Madness 2023 Winner Announced

Another exciting year of Marlin Madness has come to a close and we want to give a nod to all of the teams throughout the competition from nomination to the Final Four. And, a big congratulations to CRISDEL from the East Coast bracket for taking home the 2023 title!
Marlin Madness, hosted by Marlin Magazine and presented by Blue Water Desalination is an exciting multi-round event that allows followers and enthusiasts to vote for their favorite sportfishing teams through March and April. The brackets are split into four geographic regions, which culminate in Sportfishing’s Final Four fan favorites which is followed by the Championship voting to decide the winner.

If you missed the excitement and rounds of voting and cheering on your favorite teams this year, we encourage you to get ready to vote on your favorite teams in the next Marlin Madness, coming March 2024!

Marlin Madness presented by Blue Water Desalination