Gyrostabilization on a Selene yacht
The Selene R&D and procurement departments are always on watch for the best technology and gear! They have recently installed on a Selene 42 Voyager Sedan a gyro stabilizer which has passed all the tests with flying colors during the maiden trip of the yacht. This is the second successful installation on a Voyager model. Anything that can improve comfort or safety is always welcome on a Selene yacht!
The gyro systems selected by heir engineers are manufactured for years already and have proven to be as effective as fins. On this specific 42 Voyager, the unit installed is designed to reduce the roll-on vessels from 5 tons to 500 tons. Similar systems operate all over the world on ferry-boats, fishing and workboats as well as military vessels. A gyro stabilizer usually eliminates 95% of the boat roll. The core components are completely isolated from the marine environment. One of the essential advantages of a gyrostabilizer is the fact there are no appendages underwater and no holes in the hull.
The gyro systems are very reliable with a flywheel spinning at 9,000 RPM or more in a vacuum containment. The unit is powered by a generator and when the system is properly designed by our engineers, it can even be powered by an adequately sized inverter while underway.
When the boat rolls, the gyro tilts fore and aft, producing a powerful gyroscopic torque to port and starboard that significantly reduces the boat roll. The self-adaptive control software allows the gyro stabilizer to work effectively under any sea condition. A small digital display is conveniently installed at the helm. The touch screen allows the user to start, stop or lock the gyro stabilizer as well as check the device condition and angle of roll in real-time. The high or low wave mode assures the most comfortable ride under any sea conditions.