PR Nautica proudly embarked on an impressive Seakeeper 9 Retrofit for the magnificent Princess 56, infusing this exceptional vessel with the latest advancements in technology and unparalleled stability. The Seakeeper 9, designed to achieve remarkable roll reduction of 70 to 90% on boats weighing up to 35 tons, specifically caters to vessels within the 50-65′ range. For larger boats, the option to install two units ensures optimal performance and unwavering stability, even in challenging sea conditions.
One of the notable features that sets the Seakeeper 9 apart is its modest electrical power requirement, enabling efficient and seamless operation without overburdening the vessel’s electrical infrastructure. Additionally, its sleek and compact design eliminates the need for any protruding appendages, ensuring a streamlined aesthetic and unimpeded navigation. The flexibility to install the Seakeeper 9 off centerline adds an extra layer of convenience, allowing for customisation to suit the vessel’s specific layout and design, further enhancing its overall functionality.
Equipped with state-of-the-art computerised control and advanced vacuum technology, the Seakeeper 9 represents a groundbreaking innovation in the realm of anti-roll gyro systems. This pioneering design establishes it as the first truly practical and contemporary solution to combat vessel roll, guaranteeing an unprecedented level of stability and comfort for all those fortunate enough to be on board.
Before and after the installation of the Seakeeper 9, the Princess 56 underwent a comprehensive Sea Trial, meticulously assessing its performance and stability. This rigorous testing facilitated a thorough comparison of performance data, providing an in-depth understanding of the retrofit’s impact. Astonishingly, despite weighing a mere 350kg, the Seakeeper 9 Retrofit showcased virtually no detrimental effect on the vessel’s performance. It effortlessly achieved the same RPM and top speed, with negligible variance in fuel consumption, reaffirming the exceptional engineering prowess of the Seakeeper system. For those seeking specific performance details, this data is readily available upon request, offering a view of the retrofit’s effectiveness.
Through the skilled utilisation of specialist sensors and cutting-edge software, our dedicated team vigilantly monitored the vessel during the Sea Trial, enabling us to quantitatively assess and verify the astounding roll reduction achieved by the Seakeeper 9. The data obtained from this assessment confirmed an outstanding 90% reduction in roll, reaffirming the transformative impact of the retrofit on the vessel’s stability and the unparalleled comfort it now affords its fortunate occupants.
With the completion of the Seakeeper 9 Retrofit, PR Nautica once again demonstrates an unwavering commitment to delivering excellence and elevating the yachting experience to unparalleled heights. The seamless integration of state-of-the-art technology, rigorous testing, and precise performance data underscores the meticulous craftsmanship and unwavering dedication invested in this exceptional project.