the technology and success of its M21000 gyro, Seakeeper
it is introducing the M26000 gyro. It boasts 25 percent more righting force
within the same installation footprint, the California, Md.-based company says,
and is rated for use in vessels up to 110 tons displacement.
suited for megayachts, commercial craft and high-end sportfishers, the new
Seakeeper M26000 gyro spins at 5,000 rpm inside a vacuum. It delivers superior
stabilization while requiring only a low 3 kW of electrical power. The new compact
model measures 50" L x 55" W x
37" H and weighs 2,950 pounds. Other advancements include updated gyro precession
control software and an upgraded hydraulic damping system.
for the new M26000 already exceed 2011 orders for the previous model,” says
John Kermet, Seakeeper vice president of sales and marketing, in a Seakeeper
press release. “Builders and owners are right in step with our technology
advancements. Everyone wants to deliver a safer, more comfortable experience on
Seakeeper M26000 is designed to achieve up to 80 percent roll reduction and is
typically suited for vessels up to 100 feet long. Multiple units can be fitted
for larger craft. The Seakeeper gyro virtually eliminates boat roll while
underway or at anchor, without drag-producing, damage-prone appendages. It doesn’t
require through-hull cutting for installation, and can be mounted
off-centerline if necessary.