Once again pioneering the industry, PR Nautica are first to install a Seakeeper on the Princess V48. In just 5 days our team completed the Seakeeper install to the Engine Room of the 48′ sports model from Princess Yachts.
The Seakeeper 5 is designed to achieve 70 to 90% roll reduction on boats up to 20 tons, 30-50′. It requires only modest electrical power, has no outside appendages, and can be installed off centreline. Its computerized control and vacuum technology make it the first truly practical, and only modern, anti-roll gyro.
One of the many benefits of the Seakeeper is that they can be fitted slightly off-centre and still provide the same amazing performance – we opted to fit approx. 350mm off-centre so that the generator would not have to be relocated, a time consuming and expensive task . The installation went incredibly smoothly and was completed in excellent time. As with all of our Seakeeper installations adequate space has been left around the Gyro to ensure all service parts are accessible.
This Princess V48 was given a full Sea Trial before and after the Seakeeper install so the performance data could be compared. Weighing only 350kg the Seakeeper 5 had almost no negative effect on the performance of the vessel, the same RPM and top speed were reached and a negligible difference in fuel consumption was recorded. This data is available on request.
Using specialist sensors and software we were able to determine a 89% reduction in roll during our Sea Trial.