Fishing & Boating News

New 35-Gallon Holding Tank/Vacuum Generator System From Sealand


(10/26/2001 - BIG PRAIRIE, OH) The new 35-Gallon Holding Tank System (35 HTS) was introduced by SeaLand Technology during BoatBuilding 2001, Tampa, FL. Targeted primarily for pleasure boats up to 50-feet, SeaLand developed the 35 HTS with installation simplicity and outstanding performance in mind. The system's space-saving design combines a VacuFlush® vacuum generator, TankWatch® level indicators, vent filter, TankSaver® relief valve, optional overboard discharge pump and holding tank into one package. High quality, factory pre-installed components, coupled with integral mounting feet, make installation nuisance-free.

This 35-gallon (132 liters) version is the latest addition to SeaLand's comprehensive HTS line for the marine industry. HTS systems are also available in a larger 42-gallon (159 liters) holding tank capacity with all the previously mentioned features, as well as 10-gallon (38 l) and 18-gallon (68 l) versions for smaller boats.

Outfitted with a TankSaver relief valve, each holding tank system is protected from the excessive suction created by dockside pumps, and also meets the ISO standard for 1-1/2-inch (38 mm) venting. Seamless construction prevents leaks, and the tank's nominal 3/8-inch (10 mm) wall thickness provides unmatched durability.

Each holding tank system incorporates SeaLand's unique diptube discharge design which eliminates standing sewage in the discharge hose lines, thereby reducing the possibility of hose odor permeation. The holding tanks have dockside and overboard discharge connections that exceed the proposed ISO standard with 95 percent removal of tank contents. All inlet and outlet fittings connect from the top of the tank, making them highly accessible for easy maintenance.

The HTS vacuum generator is a vital part of SeaLand's advanced, highly efficient vacuum toilet technologies * VacuFlush and EcoVacä systems. Compared to manual toilets, which use at least one gallon (3.8 l) per flush, SeaLand vacuum toilet systems consume about one pint (0.5 l) of fresh water per flush. This allows boat owners to increase holding tank capacity by up to 400 percent.

SeaLand Technology, a member of the Taylor Made Group, manufactures a complete line of sanitation systems for pleasure boats and recreation vehicles. SeaLand was founded in 1984, and is based in Big Prairie, Ohio. Headquartered in Gloversville, NY, the Taylor Made Group, Inc. has 93 years of experience as one of the recreational marine industry's largest, most diversified suppliers. Other companies in The Taylor Made Group include Taylor Made Products, Taylor Made Systems, Taylorbrite LLC, and Taylor Made Environmental. The company has 17 facilities in the United States, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, Italy, Australia and New Zealand. Employing more than 1,100 associates, its products are distributed through a worldwide distribution network.