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Great Lakes Boats Find A Complete Solution In Seakeeper 1, The Smallest Seakeeper Ever

Published: Friday, March 6, 2020

Seakeeper, the leader in marine stabilization, launched its newest, smallest, and most radically different model yet, the Seakeeper 1, at February’s Miami International Boat Show.

The Seakeeper 1 is designed to eliminate up to 95% of boat roll on vessels 23-30 feet (7-9 meters) or up to ~5.5 tons.

The Seakeeper 1 includes unique features and introduces a fresh, new look. Completely contained with no part of the sphere hanging below the point of installation, and a height of only 15.68”, deck installation beneath a seat is easier than ever. A viewing window on the top makes the Seakeeper 1 even more appealing for above-deck installation and for owners to show off their new feature.

The Seakeeper 1 relies solely on 12 V DC power, and thanks to the vacuum encapsulation, consumes only 55 Amps. With a totally unique flywheel and smaller envelope, it can also start stabilizing in record time—just 15 minutes. A control keypad, called the ConnectBox, is directly on top of the unit, allowing the Seakeeper to be controlled from the helm or directly from the unit itself. The completely hoseless and self-contained single cylinder active control is engineered for enhanced performance and reliability.

 

“Since Seakeeper started, this is the product we wanted to bring to the industry,” said Seakeeper President and CEO Andrew Semprevivo during the media event unveiling. “The Seakeeper 1 is the smallest, most innovative, and most efficient gyro stabilizer on the market. Today is a monumental day for us as we realize our goal to bring stabilization to the masses.”

More than 12 boat manufacturers already have plans to integrate the Seakeeper 1 into their newest models, some of which include Jupiter Marine, Regal Boats, SeaVee Boats, SEA PRO Boats, and Cobia Boats.

The Seakeeper 1 will be available for shipment beginning June 2020 and will retail for $14,900.

About Seakeeper

Founded in 2003 by a successful entrepreneur and a naval architect, Seakeeper is the global leader in marine stabilization. Seakeeper’s innovative technology changes the boating experience by eliminating up to 95 percent of all boat roll, the rocking motion that causes seasickness, fatigue, and anxiety. Since selling its first Seakeeper in 2008, the company has developed a growing catalog of models for an expanding range of boat sizes. Based in California, Maryland, the company has more than 200 employees globally, based in the U.S., U.K., Italy, Germany, Spain, and Singapore. Find out more at www.seakeeper.com today.

Additional specs include:
  • Envelope dimensions: 22.90” L x 23.56” W x 15.68” H (0.582 L x 0.598 W x 0.398 H (meters))
  • Weight: 350 lbs. (159 kg)
  • Rated Speed: 9,750 RPM
  • Angular Momentum at Rated Speed: 1,000 N-M-S

This article first appeared in the Spring Issue (Mar/Apr) 2020 of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine.


tags: Electronics, Stabilization

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