BAL­ANC­ING ACT

The Sea­keeper 6, for yachts 40 to 49 feet long, adds sta­bi­liz­ing force in a smaller, more ef­fi­cient pack­age.

Yachting - - CURRENTS - By Kim Kavin

Sea­keeper usu­ally un­veils new sta­bi­lizer mod­els for yachts that pre­vi­ous mod­els don’t cover. The Sea­keeper 6 is dif­fer­ent in that re­spect; it’s for 40- to 49-foot hulls, the same as the Sea­keeper 5, but with up­grades. ¶ “Though the Sea­keeper 6 of­fers 20 per­cent more sta­bi­liz­ing force than the Sea­keeper 5, it takes up less space and is more ef­fi­cient in terms of weight, power draw and cost,” says COO Andrew Sem­pre­vivo. ¶ It also works faster. The Sea­keeper 5’s spool-up to sta­bi­liza­tion time is 35 min­utes, while the Sea­keeper 6 re­port­edly takes 24 min­utes. In rough seas, that’s a lot of belly-sav­ing time.

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