Monique Caminada-Kolkman

Product: AntiRoll; Roll damping system for yachts in excess of 30 metres

June 18, 2014 by Monique Caminada-Kolkman
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AntiRoll is a roll damping system specifically designed for superyachts. Thanks to its unique, dual-axis fin stabilizer, which rotates whilst sailing and flaps at anchor, AntiRoll provides stabilization both underway and at zerospeed without any compromise of performance in either circumstance.

The curved, high-aspect ratio fin significantly reduces the drag by between 50 and 75 percent whilst sailing which in turn has a positive impact on the fuel consumption. In addition, with the fin flapping at zerospeed as opposed to rotating, a greater lifting force is generated providing a more stable platform. Of particular interest for sail yachts, the fin is also retractable and can be partly folded back in to the hull. This leaves only minor resistance whilst sailing – a feature welcomed by sailing enthusiasts and which solves well known problems related to non-retractable fins. AntiRoll uses an innovative hybrid drive system resulting in relatively low power requirements.

Based upon research carried out at Marin, the system has been proven to be superior over traditional fin stabilizer systems. AntiRoll has already been granted a patent and is currently in the PCT-route for international patenting. Both motor and sail yacht builders have shown great interest and the first application will be on a motor yacht currently being designed and built in The Netherlands.

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