Launched in 2014 three years after the original idea was conceived, the AntiRoll Stabilisation System from Dutch company DMS Holland has recently been fitted on the 37 metre Van der Valk superyacht Santa Maria T - with fantastic results.
Just prior to the Cannes Boat Show in early September, the DMS Holland team put the system into operation on board the vessel. The Captain set a 6 degree roll angle to each side to activate the system, and within seconds the effects were in place, reducing the angle to just 1 degree, and operating in complete silence.
The advanced system provides marine stabilisation with ultimate balance both cruising and at zero speed, and is the first stabiliser available for sailing yachts. Since the launch last year, she was fitted onboard the Feadship superyacht Endless Summer, and has received several prestigious awards, including the Maritime Innovation Award and Special Mention at the DAME Awards, METS 2014.
Arnold van Aken, Engineering Director of DMS Holland, was thrilled to experience the AntiRoll system in full working order onboard Santa Maria T. He comments, "The unique dual-axis fins which rotate during navigation and create a flapping motion as the boat is stationary turn high expectations into a great reality. It also distinguishes us from other current systems. AntiRoll provides stabilisation both underway and at zero speed without any compromise of performance in either circumstance. This results in an unprecedented leap in terms of quality of cruising comfort. Because make no mistake, at a roll angle of 6 degrees you need to hold on left and the right as you walk. With a 1 degree roll angle you can walk around the boat as if you are walking on dry land.”
DMS Holland will be present at the Monaco Yacht Show, which will open its doors tomorrow until 26th September. The brand will be showcasing the AntiRoll system at Stand QA B6.