For over 20 years So-Pac Marine has been providing WESMAR Fin Stabilisers to the NZ Boat Building Industry on various projects, both New Build and Refit completed by a vast number of NZ Yards
There are two types of stabilization systems commonly in use today: fin stabilization and inertial gyro stabilization. Both have advantages and shortcomings.
Fin stabilization is most effective for stabilization "at speed," typically costs less, adds little weight to a vessel, takes up minimal real estate, has low power consumption, is quiet, and can be activated instantly with a touch of a button.
Inertial Gyro stabilization is new and novel and does a good job "at anchor" for boaties who often anchor in rough seas; however, they are not as effective for "at speed" stabilization. They have a large footprint, consume more power, require a long-warm-up and shut down cycle, and are typically more expensive to purchase, install, and maintain.
WESMAR's DSP5000 Wave-Smart uses predictive technology together with actual vessel motion to enhance the stabilization of the vessel. It brings faster response, smoother stops, and replaces chasing and wasted energy while minimizing noise.
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