Seakeeper Unveils New Motion Control System


Seakeeper announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind vessel attitude control technology that eliminates up to 70% of pitch and roll when on the move.

The Seakeeper Ride is the company’s first departure from its range of gyroscopic stabilizers, according to a statement.

According to Seakeeper, attitude control devices are utilized in air and space technologies to manage pitch, roll, and yaw, but the technology has never been applied in maritime space.

“Seakeeper has always been committed to bringing disruptive technology that represents a wholesale change from what’s currently available,” said company president and CEO Andrew Semprevivo. “Seakeeper Ride isn’t an incremental improvement; it transforms what it feels like to be on a running boat. We’re drastically changing the boating experience, again.”

According to the statement, the Seakeeper Ride attaches to the transom below the waterline. The system captures 1,000 measurements per second using unique inertial sensing hardware and algorithms to comprehend the boat’s behavior on all three axes. Custom-designed rotary blades make 100 changes per second at rates of up to 300mm per second, generating lift that instantly regulates vessel motion.

As exclusive launch partners, Chris-Craft, Scout, and Sportsman will make Seakeeper Ride standard equipment on various boats.


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