Fitted below the waterline, a yacht stabiliser system is made from fins or gyroscopes, depending on the type. It works to prevent the boat from rolling when exposed to wind or waves.
Yacht stabilisers offer many benefits for both boat owners and passengers. With three different types available, it’s important to choose the best system for your boat.
What are the Different Types of Yacht Stabilisers?
There are a few different types of boat stabiliser systems to consider:
1. Boat Gyro Stabiliser:
If you have a yacht, gyro stabiliser systems may be the way to go. Depending on the size of your boat, you may need one or two. Gyro stabilisers, such as those manufactured by Seakeeper, use the physical laws of precession to work against the motions of the sea.
2. Fin Stabiliser:
Active fins are fitted outside the hull. Essentially, the fin stabiliser, such as those made by Waveless, detects the motion of the boat, and the fins then counteract the movement.
3. Active Tanks:
Generally considered too large for yachts, active tanks use pumps and air pressure to provide stabilisation above the water’s surface.
Benefits of a Boat Stabiliser System:
Here are a few of the most important benefits of having a gyro or fin stabiliser:
1. Increased Comfort:
Yacht stabilisers can help passengers avoid having to deal with seasickness, thus allowing for a smoother ride. Better yet, you’ll be able to get more use out of your yacht as it will be much more comfortable when conditions are rough.
2. Heightened Safety:
By decreasing the chances of the yacht rolling, a boat stabiliser will help increase safety onboard.
In addition, a yacht stabiliser will also help reduce overall fuel consumption and increase your boat’s second-hand value – an all-around win-win situation, for sure.
Set sail with Marine Service Asia
Marine Service Asia is your premier luxury yacht and boat maintenance partner in Hong Kong. With our proven track record of success and our all-encompassing range of specialisations, we provide a range of gyro and fin stabilisers to ensure you can sail the seas in the utmost style and comfort.