The Right Compressor for a Lagoon 42 Catamaran


I am purchasing a Lagoon 42 Catamaran and want to install a Scuba compressor.  I have a FISCHER PANDA FP Marine Genset AC – PMS08 Mini-DP 120V already installed on the boat.    

The boat will be delivered to CT and then in November, I plan to sail it down to the Caribbean. I was wondering if you guys can help with this project, or at least advise on which compressor to purchase and where to install and best design for the system.  


YachtPro™ Essential (YP100)

Our Yachtpro™ Essential (YP100SF-D) compressor system is preferred by motor cat and sail cat owners everywhere. Here is a downloadable page with details, features, specifications and drawings to give you some reference. 

The YP100 is completely automated. You only need to connect your tanks, open the valves and turn the system on. You are then free to attend to other duties while your tanks fill to the programmed pressure. The compressor automatically stops when your tanks are full. 

The system comes with a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) to alleviate the tremendous inrush draw typically experienced when starting an electric motor. You can use the Yacht Pro Essential on much smaller generator sets than other compressors of this size; very important for boaters. 

The entire compressor system is pre-mounted on a base of King Starboard to make installation as easy as possible. Just place on a suitable surface. screw the base panel down, hang the VFD control box, hook up your electric service – and you are ready to go!

We supply everything you need to install and run your compressor system. 

NOTE: At this time, the standard configuration of the YP100 is compatible with 200-240v, 50/60Hz 1ph or 3ph electric service. Higher voltage configurations are available for an additional charge. 

Things to consider:

  • Does your generator have a 230v outlet you can utilize for the compressor?
  • How many divers will the system need to support? Making how many dives per day?

We can modify the compressor output to best fit your boat plans. I’ve attached a page illustrating just a few of the options we use on a regular basis. Let us know if you have a particular need or design requirement. We are happy to help. 

BMG showcases at IBEX in Tampa, FL this week

Brownie’s Marine Group is exhibiting at this year’s IBEX convention, North America’s largest technical boat-building showcase and marine industry trade show, October 2nd-4th in Tampa, FL. Come find us at booth #133 where we will be showcasing our unique range of dive solutions, OEM products and integration services specifically tailored to meet the demand of today’s boat builders.

LW Americas IBEX debut

The LW 100 Auto Marine debuts at IBEX this year and features top of the line German-quality engineering and features that will make it the obvious choice for the boat building industry’s option list.

  • Best-in-class performance with 3.5 CFM / 5000-PSI capable and an industry leading 7+ hour run time
  • Smallest footprint reduces space and minimizes interference with other products
  • Best OEM margins with the most aggressive dealer pricing available
  • Lowest German-quality automated compressor retail price

YachtPro high-pressure compressors

The line of Yacht Pro™ high-pressure compressors utilizes top quality compressor engineering, prioritizes floor space and incorporates key features for the marine industry such as variable frequency drive soft starters, automatic compressor start and stop, and a sturdy starboard base for easy installation. Together these features make up the ultimate compressor for all of your high and low pressure on-board applications.

NitroxMaker™ systems

Since the 1980’s Nitrox has been the premier choice of dive gases in the industry. NitroxMaker™ makes it easy to generate your own nitrox gases up to 40% with the industry’s only low-temperature nitrox membrane system. Choose your mix with the turn of a dial and start filling tanks.

Brownie’s Third Lung hookah systems

Brownie’s Third Lung set the industry standard for hookah with our range of floating and integrated dive systems in both electric and gasoline configurations. Our E-Reel System features an electric motor to retract your hoses to easily and neatly to make storage a breeze. Whether you’re diving for recreation or for prop and hull maintenance you can rest assured that Brownie’s has you covered—we invented “diving made easy!”

Tank fill and dive locker design

Brownie’s understands that every boat manufacturer is different and every application is unique. We offer custom tank fill systems based on customer preference and dive lockers to keep your dive gear neat and organized. Everything from tank fill manifolds, remote fill panels, storage tank racks, fill baths and more can be designed, constructed, and installed to your needs and specifications.

Mobile Breathing Air Compressors: The LW 100 Series

Powerful. Reliable. Compact.


The heart of the 100 series is the cutting edge LW100 Compressor block. It is the only block on the market with the crank case and cylinders cast in one piece. This eliminates the possibility of leaks between seals, keeps a high degree of precision between moving parts, and offers more efficient heat dissipation. The LW 100 Block also is the only compressor in its class to offer dual functioning intake and discharge valves in each stage to reduce maintenance, Steel piston rings designed to outlast and outperform competitor’s PTFE piston rings, and an outstanding 7+ hour run time without having to cool down the machine.

Contact us for more information