Ask anyone in the industry ‘what are the key factors clients look for in a superyacht’, and the answer will include ‘comfort’. Once on board, feeling comfortable isn’t just because of how soft the cushions are, it is largely down to whether the yacht has been fitted with high-end stabilisers.
Stabilisers such as those from CMC Marine, the first mover into electric stabilisation systems, are built with leading-edge technology that continuously steadies a moving yacht. The many advantages of electric stabilisers are being appreciated by more and more owners across the globe, and for CMC Marine there’s an increasing number of clients based in Northern Europe in addition to some of the leading Italian shipyards: Azimut Yachts, Benetti, Overmarine, Sanlorenzo, Rossinavi, Baglietto and Tankoa.
Here, CMC Marine has shared a selection of some of the latest yachts that are carrying the most high-tech integrated stabilisation systems on the market today.
Since launching its first 36-metre Martinique superyacht in 2018, Moonen Yachts has sold a further five hulls of the all-Dutch design. The design of each unit has evolved, lengthened and been customised, however, what has remained an essential part of the build for all six yachts of the series is a CMC Marine’s Stabilis Electra system. With a range of at least 4,000 nautical miles, the Martinique range was designed for ocean crossings, therefore, a reliable stabilisation system was needed.
The Stabilis Electra systems work by reacting quickly and smoothly to manage and reduce roll and acceleration. With the most recent units equipped with the Stabilis Electra HS120 system, these solutions are tailored to each yacht’s needs. Those on board will be able to experience at least 80 per cent less roll when at anchor with waves measuring an average of 0.75 metres.
Cantiere delle Marche
Delivered in 2021, the first 40-metre Flexplorer 130 from Italian shipyard Cantiere delle Marche, Aurelia, is a next-generation design in more ways than one. The robust explorer yacht design catered to an owner’s desire to be able to face all sorts of weather conditions in total safety and comfort – all thanks to the addition of four CMC fins, thruster and steering systems.
Aurelia is the first CdM yacht to receive the Argo System, maximising the onboard comfort even further. Designed to integrate the active surfaces on the boat, Argo’s aim is to coordinate the fins and rudders to ensure optimal course stability and, consequently, considerable fuel savings. This was proven during sea trials, where she was able to reach a top speed of 15 knots and the fins and rudders worked together to ensure optimal course stability and consequently save a considerable amount of fuel. The system was designed to integrate all the active surfaces on the boat and has since been installed on at least 10 new yachts.
Launched in 2022 by CL Yachts, the 19.7-metre CLB65 was designed with ease of use and owner-operation in mind. Largely contributing to the yacht’s ambition to be trouble-free is CMC Marine’s Waveless STAB25 stabiliser fin. As just one of the state-of-the-art marine technologies fitted on board, the electric Waveless system works alongside an optimised hull to provide an unparalleled yachting experience and smooth cruising.
In terms of performance, the CL Yachts team found that the Waveless system offers the best solution for both at-rest and at-speed stabilisation in terms of weight, space and costs. The compactness, noise level and ease of installation of the systems are what suited the CLB65, as well as CMC Marine’s global network that could respond to the needs of the CL Yachts shipyard quickly.
Benetti and CMC Marine have a long-established partnership and recently created a custom solution to launch its new B.Yond 37M superyacht. The top-of-the-range stabilisation system fitted on the B.Yond 37M includes an LR90 fin that has been adapted to suit the lines and layout of the boat and in order to fit the onboard technical spaces and at the same time reflect the “green” and innovative spirit of the project. Moreover, the Argo system and TP90 bow thruster ensure that the yacht moves with precision and speed, plus, the operator of the yacht can use the onboard software system to control the levels of comfort, safety and pleasure during navigation. Benetti’s Oasis 40M and Motopanfilo 37M superyacht ranges also feature CMC Marine stabilisers and bow thrusters.
As one of Codecasa’s full-custom superyachts, the 43-metre displacement yacht Boji was delivered in 2022 with HS160 CMC Marine stabilisers from the Stabilis Electra line and TP90 thrusters from the Dualis Electra line. These CMC Marine products were selected to ensure maximum comfort on board and perfect seakeeping in all conditions.
Boji’s top speed of 16.5 knots was perfectly suited to the HS160 model Stabilis Electra fins. As a result of her stabilisation system, Boji is less restricted in where and how fast she can travel, as all those on board will barely feel the effects of any wind or waves outside. Meanwhile, the electric TP90 thruster provides Boji with a high thrust-to-power ratio and an incredibly compact footprint.
The new 50-metre yacht from Tankoa, Kinda, is the fourth unit from the best-selling series, S501. As part of the all-aluminium series designed by Francesco Paszkowski, she features naval architecture by both Tankoa Yachts and Names by Francesco Rogantin. Kinda is one of the latest examples of CMC Marine’s successful collaborations with world-leading shipyards and is fitted with two fully-electric systems: the Stabilis Electra HS160 stabilising fins and the Dualis Thruster TP100 side thruster. This Italian cutting-edge technology will improve the yacht’s seakeeping and keep her emissions levels low.
To find out more about CMC Marine and the range of stabilisation fins, bow thrusters and steering systems that can be added to any new build or refit project, contact the company directly here.
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