The latest advances in gyro stabilisation can now be experienced firsthand aboard the Seakeeper demo boat, a custom 345 Express from OBX Boatworks. Seakeeper is showcasing the vessel with an east coast US tour, including stops at major fishing tournaments.
Tagged "the ultimate fishing machine," the 345 Express blends a tournament-ready layout with amenities of a luxury cruiser. It features hand-laid composite construction and custom joinery, and is powered by twin 300hp outboards. The new Seakeeper five gyro on board significantly reduces resonant boat roll while the vessel is docked, idling, trolling or cruising.
Brad Flater, owner of OBX explained how Seakeeper stabilisation makes a great boat even better. He commented, "Our boats are very stable to start with, so the addition of the gyro gives the 345 a rock solid platform, making it extremely comfortable for our clients. The group at Seakeeper is forward-thinking. They're constantly looking at ways to improve the boater's experience."
Andrew Semprevivo, director of global sales-recreational at Seakeeper said, "We're fortunate to have a vessel of such superior quality as a gyro demonstration platform. OBX Boatworks is a greatly supportive partner on this project."