Seakeeper, the leader in marine stabilization, launched its newest model, the Seakeeper 18, at a media event during the Cannes Yachting Festival.
Launched to provide more angular momentum without increasing weight, size or power, the Seakeeper 18 is a new option for boats 65 to 75 feet (20 to 23 meters) or up to 56 tons. The Seakeeper 18 packs a punch with 18,000 Newton-meter-seconds (N-m-s) of angular momentum, the standard in measuring gyroscopic output, but in the same footprint as the Seakeeper 16 (16,000 N-m-s).
“Customers are demanding the best performance possible,” said Seakeeper President & CEO Andrew Semprevivo. “It’s not about reducing the roll any more, we’re regularly being asked to eliminate it completely. The Seakeeper 18 was developed as a response to that.”
As Seakeeper expands its product line to provide customers with stabilization solutions that fit the needs of individual vessels and their intended use, new models serve to provide additional options rather than replace existing products. The Seakeeper 16, introduced into the market nearly five years ago, is now installed in approximately 50 percent of all new boats built in its target size range, proving that Seakeeper is becoming a must-have on all boats. The Seakeeper 16 will continue to be available as viable choices in many applications.
The Seakeeper 18 will be available for shipment in late 2019 and will retail for $119,900. Additional specs include:
Weight: 2,244 lbs. (1,108 kg)
Envelope dimensions: 42.6” L x 43.2” W x 32.8” H (1.08 L x 1.10 W x 0.83 H meters)
Rated speed: 7,000 RPM
Angular momentum: 18,000 N-m-s
Rated Speed: 7,000 RPM
Angular Momentum at Rated RPM Max Anti-Rolling Torque at Rated RPM:18,000 N-M-S
Spool-up Time to Rated RPM: 34,980 N-M
Spool-up Time to Stabilization Spool-up Power: 55 minutes (7,000 RPM)
AC Motor: 4000 Watts Max
DC Control: 240 Watts
AC Motor (sea state dependent): 2,300-3700 Watts
DC Control: 240 Watts
AC Input Voltage: 208-230 VAC (+/-10%), 50/60 Hz Single phase
DC Input Voltage: 24 VDC @ 10 Amps
Sea Water Supply to Heat Exchanger: 30 LPM (8 GPM) Maximum 15 LPM (4 GPM) Minimum
Ambient Air Temperature: 0° – 60° C (32° – 140° F)
Weight (Approximate): 2,250 lbs Bolt-in installation
Envelope Dimensions: L x W x H- 42.1Lx 43.1Wx 33.4 H (inches)
Founded in 2003 by a successful entrepreneur and a naval architect, Seakeeper is the global leader in marine stabilization. Seakeeper’s innovative technology changes the boating experience by eliminating up to 95 percent of all boat roll, the rocking motion that causes seasickness, fatigue and anxiety. Since selling its first Seakeeper in 2008, the company has developed a growing catalog of models for an expanding range of boat sizes. Based in California, Maryland, USA, the company has more than 200 employees globally, based in the U.S., U.K., Italy, Germany, Spain and Singapore.