The first gyro stabilizer for boats as small as 27 feet released at Miami International Boat Show
Seakeeper, Inc., the leader in marine stabilization, announced the launch of the Seakeeper 2 at the Miami International Boat Show running Feb.15 to Feb. 19. The newest and smallest Seakeeper yet is designed to eliminate up to 95 percent of boat roll on 27- to 32-foot vessels. The Seakeeper 2 is 25 percent lighter (414 lbs.) and 22 percent smaller (24.8” L x 25.5” W x 20” H) than the next smallest model.
How It Works
Inside a vacuum encapsulation, a flywheel spins at speeds of up to 9,700 rpm. When the boat rolls, the gyro tilts fore and aft (precesses), producing a powerful gyroscopic torque to port and starboard that counteracts the boat roll.
“We have a relentless drive to bring stabilization to the masses,” said Seakeeper Chief Operating Officer, Andrew Semprevivo. “The Seakeeper 2 is the first of our products to reach down into the 20-foot boat market, and we will continue to expand into new areas to ultimately change the way the world boats.”
The Seakeeper 2 will run exclusively on 12-volt DC power and cost $22,700. The unit’s small size allows it to be installed virtually anywhere, with many consumers opting for a leaning post replacement which can be done with no major structural modifications. The unit will utilize the newly designed touch screen control panel with an intuitive user interface and allow users to capture real- time performance information.
Orders are currently being accepted, and shipments will start in April 2018. A recent expansion of the Mohnton, Pennsylvania factory will aide in meeting the increased demand expected following the launch of the Seakeeper 2.
For more information visit https://www.seakeeper.com