New technologies are rapidly penetrating into all areas of our business. Not only mechanical engineering is rapidly developing, attracting innovative ideas for passenger security, but also the banking industry, which is thinking about decentralizing the funds and banks.
The information industry is not left behind, with its betting on cryptocurrencies, fast-growing stocks, and securities, as well as the entertainment industry, introducing technologies such as live betting and the like. Today we will tell you about how the field of shipbuilding is changing.
Servo Yachts (California, USA) has announced the creation of a revolutionary new electric hull stabilization system that will provide a comfortable environment for passengers and crew during extended stormy voyages.
According to the US National Library of Medicine, one in three people is considered very susceptible to motion sickness. About 80 percent of the general population is susceptible to this disease if they are exposed to heavy traffic.
Servo Yachts stated that the Martini 7.0 yacht, developed in collaboration with the British design company Shuttleworth Design, uses new stabilization methods that allow the yacht to glide more smoothly across the ocean, avoiding those types of movement that usually cause seasickness in passengers.
The company claims that the technology can be applied to any type of marine vessel, including superyachts, day and workboats, ferries, Navy transport vessels, offshore vessels, coast guard search and rescue vessels, and others.
The technology has been under development for eight years, with prototypes of the stabilization system previously tested on relatively small (5-15m) motor yachts.
The latest sea trials of the final stabilization system were conducted on a 50m (165ft.) Martini 7.0 catamaran and showed a high degree of seasickness prevention even for people who were already very prone to seasickness when sailing on traditional boats.
Martini 7.0 was designed by Servo Yachts together with the British design firm Shuttleworth Design. The layout features a dynamic three-tier (!) passenger cabin attached to the two-side hulls to stabilize the boat horizontally at all times.
Depending on height, period, course angle, and other characteristics of waves, the electric stabilization system allows minimizing rocking, roll, and trim.
Each of the two hulls is connected to the passenger compartment by two mechanical suspension assemblies that compensate for elevation differences of up to 3.6 meters (12 ft.).
As a result, the passenger compartment, well stabilized in all three planes, seems to glide over the waves on the side hulls, like on a kind of “ski”.
Compared to traditional rocking stabilization systems, the new development shows much higher efficiency, requires much less energy, and does not require complex vacuum systems.
In addition to reliable stabilization of the main (passenger) platform, the system makes it much easier to transfer people to larger or, on the contrary, smaller ships directly at sea.
According to the developers, such technology can be successfully used on ships of any type and purpose, from relatively small boats and launches to superyachts, tugs, passenger ferries, rescue vessels, and specialized vessels for servicing off