RotorSwing stabilizers in action!
RotorSwing Marine has performed many objective roll damping tests, with a variety of vessels, to see what the RotorSwing stabilizers are capable of doing. While positioning the yacht in different angles in relation to the wave direction, as well as in a variety of water conditions, we have accumulated a lot of test data and knowledge about the roll damping.
We will continue to push the RotorSwing stabilizers to its limit and will keep making improvement to a roll damping system that stabilizes up to 90 percent!
For this video, RotorSwing Marine hired a towboat to generate waves for our test yacht "Tessera".
We wanted to recreate the typical situation that many boat owners encounter while cruising on rivers; fighting higher waves from other vessels.
The yacht outfitted with RotorSwing® stabilizers performed extremely well. As expected, we measured a roll damping of 90 percent.
A RotorSwing® system performs best while being installed into yachts up to 110' (33 Meters). The adaptive control system only requires two buttons; “Park”and “Drive”. As a safety feature, the Rotors automatically retract when going astern or with the engines placed in neutral.
Yachts outfitted with fin stabilizers normally won't reach the high roll damping percentages that are being seen with a RotorSwing® system. Especially while sailing at low velocity, the fin stabilizers have difficulty keeping up.
A gyro stabilizer is another type of roll damping which has difficulty competing with RotorSwing® since the gyro requires a fast roll-velocity. The gyro stabilizer also doesn't perform well while cruising at faster speeds.
While other stabilizing systems claim high roll damping percentages, RotorSwing® simply outperforms most of them!