Seakeeper 18 Launched in Cannes
Seakeeper launched its newest model, the Seakeeper 18, at the Cannes Yachting Festival.Designed to provide more angular momentum without increasing weight, size or power, the Seakeeper 18 is a new option for boats ~65-75 feet (~20-23 meters) or up to ~56 tons. The Seakeeper 18 packs a punch with 18,000 Newton-meter-seconds (N-m-s) of angular momentum, the standard in measuring gyroscopic output, but in the same footprint as the Seakeeper 16 (16,000 N-m-s).The Seakeeper 18 will be available for shipment beginning late 2019 and will retail for $119,900.Additional specs include:Weight: 2,244 lbs.
Reliant Yachts Launches X40T Limousine Tender
The X40T Limousine Tender, a unique custom 40-footer envisioned as a modern Venetian water taxi by Reliant Yachts partners Dave MacFarlane and Jim Ewing. The X40T is one of a trio of tenders for a new superyacht, and the Tender has the same clean lines and powerful hull shape as its sistership, the X40 Express. All three boats, including the surprisingly versatile X40L Lander, share a 40-foot overall length, an expanse of teak (or Flexiteek) deck, and metallic silver paint jobs…
Van Der Valk Delivers 26m Nicostasia
Van der Valk Shipyard in the Netherlands has delivered the fourth yacht in its Raised Pilothouse semi-custom range.The 26-meter Nicostasia was built for owners who had already enjoyed the experience of owning a Van der Valk motoryacht and now wanted to go larger and all-new. Featuring exterior and interior design from Guido de Groot and the highest standard of Dutch construction and engineering, Nicostasia is an impressive addition to the growing Van der Valk fleet.The cooperation…
Interview: John Canada, President, Ocean5 Naval Architects
John Canada founded Ocean 5 Naval Architects in 2007, arguably the worst time in history to start a maritime company as the industry was just entering the worst downturn in a generation. But more than 10 years later, and with the industry still in recover mode, Canada and his company are still standing. Ocean5 has become synonymous with sportfish, luxury, performance and composite high speed small craft naval architecture, and the company’s international presence is founded on patrol craft…
Reliant Yachts Unveils Unique New Build
Reliant Yachts of Newport, R.I. has announced a new build under contract for a 40’ tender utilizing the X series platform. Ewing continues, “The X40L is many things: superyacht luxury tender, car carrier, utility vehicle, landing craft, dining tender, scuba platform, water disco, floating galley, and jet boat … and I probably have left something out. The design was in collaboration with a client with specific and clear requirements for this boat, and I don’t believe we would have developed a design such as this without the creative push from our client”.
Belzona 400 to Debut at FLIBS
Belzona Marine will introduce its new 40’ Center Console at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, November 1-5, 2017. The Belzona 400, designed by Ocean5 Naval Architects, builds on the success of its flagship 32’ model, that includes a patented sliding hull-side door and forward-facing windshield, with the addition of triple or quad Mercury outboards and an express bridge layout that offers the amenities and conveniences of a much larger express-style cruiser without losing any aft cockpit or foredeck functionality.
Reliant Yachts Bags New Build Order
Reliant Yachts of Newport, R.I. has announced a new build is under contract for a 40-foot limousine tender utilizing their X series platform. Jim Ewing, principal at Reliant Yachts states, “We want to create a tender that shares the beauty and functionality of the classic Venetian water taxi, but in a completely modern way. The contemporary megayacht tender has to be a proper yacht unto itself, able to deal with diverse sea conditions, so hull design and stability are key.” The 40-footer is slated for completion in early 2018…
Seakeeper 6 Unveiled for 40'-49' Vessels
Seakeeper Inc. has released its newest model, the Seakeeper 6, designed to eliminate up to 95 percent of boat roll on 40- to 49-foot vessels, up to roughly 20 tons. While providing a level of stabilization comparable to Seakeeper’s original model, the M7000, the new Seakeeper 6 is a considerable 40 percent smaller, draws 25 percent less power, and costs roughly half as much as the original model. As marine stabilization has evolved and spread over the past decade, customers’ expectations have evolved as well.
Seakeeper Names Semprevivo COO
Marine stabilization company Seakeeper Inc. has promoted Andrew Semprevivo to Chief Operating Officer, effective April 10. A Seakeeper employee since the commercialization of the company in 2008, Semprevivo assumed various sales roles, culminating in his appointment as Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2014. In his new role, Semprevivo will continue to lead the company’s sales and marketing efforts in addition to playing a leadership role in other departments of the organization.
SeaKeeper For Center Consoles
The Contender 35 ST made a splash by becoming Seakeeper's new demo boat and the first vessel to have a Seakeeper 3DC - the first battery-powered Seakeeper. While sea trialing in the ultimate weather conditions - 3 foot significant wave height, winds at 15 knots with gusts up to 30 knots and a NOAA small craft advisory in effect - the Seakeeper 3DC produced a 94% reduction in roll. Deep V hull forms offer a great ride while underway, but can suffer inherent instability at slow speed or rest.
Yacht Tech: New Carbon Fiber Designs Debut
Delta Carbon Yachts has unveiled two new models in its series of carbon fiber production yachts at the Palm Beach International Boat Show. The 55 Open (pictured) and 54 Tuna concepts are variations on existing Delta Powerboats series that implement all carbon fiber construction and requested owner/operator features. A blend between Delta Powerboats’ popular open dayboat series and the award-winning 54 Carbon Cruiser yacht, the 55 Open concept is designed as an efficient, stylish and seaworthy day cruiser.
Seakeeper Poised for Growth in 2015
Shipments of gyros increased 46% over 2013 as more boat manufacturers added Seakeeper as standard and optional equipment on new builds. A sizable portion of its sales also came from refits. Additional sales personnel, third party partners and industry acceptance helped to increase this segment. The company expanded its markets in 2014 with its portfolio of five new models, scaled to fit a wider range of boats from 30'–220'. The updated units are more compact than earlier versions and cost less due to the company's investment in manufacturing efficiency.
Seakeeper Launches Smaller, More Powerful Gyros
After developing what it calls the most effective zero-speed anti-rolling devices ever made, Seakeeper said it forever changed the experience of boating. Within a decade, the company claimed a position as a global leader in active gyroscopic stabilization technology. Now, it introduces the Seakeeper 5, 9, 16, 26 and 35 models. These gyros are smaller and more powerful than ever. To date, over 1,700 Seakeeper gyros have been delivered, installed on every major boat brand in the world.
Semprevivo Promoted at Seakeeper
After six years at the forefront of Seakeeper's sales efforts, Andrew Semprevivo has been promoted to vice president of sales and marketing. He previously held the position of director of global sales, recreational sector for the Maryland-based manufacturer of gyro stabilization systems. Seakeeper co-founder and CEO Shep McKenney made the announcement. In his previous role as director of global sales, Semprevivo was responsible for managing global sales and development. He joined Seakeeper in 2008 as international inside sales manager with extensive global marine industry experience.
Mangusta 110 Features Seakeeper Gyro as Option
The recent debut of the Mangusta 110 marks the first time Overmarine Group has presented a worldwide premier of a new model in the U.S. To provide unparalleled comfort and stability aboard the luxurious yacht, Overmarine has chosen Seakeeper gyro stabilization systems. Seakeeper has previously worked with Overmarine Group on highly successful gyro refit projects on a Mangusta 105 and 165. "Gyro stabilization radically improves the onboard experience," said Nicola Onori, Overmarine Group chief engineer.
Seakeeper Sales Continue Growth
Gyro stabilization system manufacturer Seakeeper reported a 33% sales increase for 2013, contributing to its 53% average annual growth for each of the past three years. The company projects more than 40% growth for 2014 and is completing an 18,000 sq. ft. expansion of its engineering and manufacturing campus in Pennsylvania to meet anticipated demand. Most of Seakeeper's 2013 increase came from the recreational segment, where refit projects skyrocketed worldwide and more yacht builders specified the gyro as standard or optional equipment.
Seakeeper Launches Extended Warranty For Gyros
Seakeeper now offers an optional extension of its base two-year/2,000-hour warranty on all gyro stabilization systems, said Andrew Semprevivo, director of global sales. New Seakeeper gyro customers have a choice of either extending the two-year warranty to unlimited hours, or creating a total package of three years/3,000 hours. Actively controlled Seakeeper gyro stabilization systems mount within the hull and produce powerful righting forces to eliminate resonant boat roll by up to 95%. Without any drag-producing or damage-prone external appendages, Seakeeper units are equally effective whether a boat is at anchor, slow speed or underway.
Seakeeper and Brunswick Boat Group Sign Supply Agreement
In an agreement valid through 2015, Seakeeper has been named Brunswick Boat Group's preferred supplier for stabilization systems. Seakeeper's actively controlled gyros will be offered as options, with projects already underway on the Hatteras 77, and several new Sea Ray and Meridian Sport Yacht, Yacht and Sedan Bridge models in development. In making this commitment to Seakeeper, Brunswick Boat Group can now offer enhanced comfort and safety to its boat customers. After participating in a sea trial on a Seakeeper gyro-stabilized craft, Brunswick Boat Group team members saw the advantages this technology could deliver.