Seakeeper has provided two of its M21000 gyro stabilisers for installation onboard the 43m, Makira. The stabilisers have been installed aft, above the yacht’s triple water jets, with one positioned port and one starboard.

Seakeeper’s Gyro Stabilisation System is mounted inside the hull and generates a ‘righting’ force that acts to eliminate boat roll at anchor, low speeds or whilst cruising at speed.

Installation took place at the Leopard yard, where Makira was built, with the assistance of Nemo Marine Services. Claude Niek, director of CSO Yachts, helped broker the yacht and was integral in the gyro selection: “Seakeeper was chosen for a few reasons. The space available on Makira was determinant. Makira is a fast boat and I did not want anything under the water to detract from the boat's performance.  Contrary to other systems, we can use Seakeeper on high-speed vessels.”

The results of the sea trials were very positive, as Niek explained: “The boat became very stable at anchor and even underway which was the goal.  Seakeeper provides very good comfort.”

Also participating in the sea trials, the Rodriguez Group ordered gyros for its next two hulls.  “Thanks to my positive experience Italyachts decided to put Seakeeper on its 43/02 and 43/03”, said Niek.

Makira and her new stabilisers

Related Links

Seakeeper Profile | Seakeeper Website

Leopard Profile | Leopard Website

Nemo Marine Services Website

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