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New Seakeeper Gyro Stabilizer Smooths Out the Pacific, Even on a 29-Foot Boat

Many years ago, when my wife and I and my youngest daughter would take our annual family summer cruise from Norwalk, Connecticut, to Nantucket, my daughter would always ask if we could please avoid Buzzards Bay. That’s because it seems every time we did cruise through Buzzards Bay, we hit a bad chop that made our Grand Banks 36, which was built like a little battleship, roll around like a cork, and my daughter would definitely get a little green around the gills. All that, unfortunately, was in the days before Seakeeper, the gyro stabilizer that takes almost all the…

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Seakeeper Gets More and More Popular, Expands Production. See Videos of Its Gyro Stabilizers in Action

Seakeeper is on a roll. Well, that’s a terrible misstatement. Actually, Seakeeper reduces rolling on recreational boats by 80 to 90 percent. It makes boating fun again for many, many people who don’t want to roll from side to side while underway or at anchor. It’s the Seakeeper company that’s on a roll. Indeed, Seakeeper is a modern success story, finding new owners across many diverse boat lines and making more and more gyro stabilizers each year. In fact, Seakeeper is going to increase its capacity so it can produce 6,000 new gyros in its factory in Mohnton, PA this…

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Smaller Seakeeper Gyro for 30- to 39-Foot Boats. See Video

The newest Seakeeper gyro stabilizer, just introduced at the Fort Lauderdale show, is specifically designed for boats from 30 to 39 feet, and it runs exclusively on 12-volt DC power without any need for a genset or AC input. The new Seakeeper 3 model is 30 percent lighter, and 25 percent smaller, than any previous Seakeeper, and is the first streamlined for smaller boats. The Seakeeper 3 has a new touch screen control panel with an intuitive user interface and the company says installation is easy, without requiring any structural modifications, and can be completed in two days. Seakeeper is…

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Coming Soon: MJM 35Z

Watch for this – the new MJM 35Z, the latest collaboration of Doug Zurn, the famed designer, and Bob Johnstone, the famed builder. The 35Z will be an outboard version of an MJM, with either twin 300-hp Yamahas or twin 300-hp Mercury Verados; either brand should power the boat into the 44-knot range. Outboards themselves are becoming more popular, as they become ever more powerful, fuel-efficient and quiet. The new 35Z will have the low profile, gentle tumblehome and long sheer line of other MJMs, plus a large cockpit and a protected helm deck. Designed as a couple’s cruising boat,…