Here at Sportsman Boats we have partnered with Seakeeper to provide our boat owners with maximum comfort in rough waters. Below you will find information on the Seakeeper models that go into our boats. We have taken this integration to the next level. For the models that are offered with Seakeeper, we have designed-in Seakeeper Pod. Keep in mind that while this is a designed-in feature, none of the models include this option as a standard feature.
Inside of the Seakeeper (a vacuum enclosed sphere), a steel flywheel spins at speeds up to 9,750 rpm. When the boat starts to roll, the Seakeeper tilts which makes powerful gyroscopic torque to port and starboard that will counteract the tilt and roll of the boat. Listed below are some of the main features that the Seakeeper uses to operate effectively.
1 - Vacuum Encapsulation
The vacuum container allows the Seakeeper to spin the flywheel 3x faster, reduce the weight by two-thirds and cut the power requirements in half. This also protects the device from the harsh marine environment.
2 - Active Control
The system contains a breaking system and active control smart technology that will gauge the state of the sea and react quickly to changes. You also don’t have to change any settings, the Seakeeper will do it’s job completely autonomous.
3 - Cooling System
As the heat generated in the Seakeeper climbs in the vacuum-enclosed sphere, Seakeeper uses a proprietary closed-loop cooling system, which removes the heat through a glycol/seawater combination.
The new dash display lets you control your Seakeeper with just the push of a button. Using the dedicated display is simple and easy but it also integrates into your Garmin MFD through the OneHelm app. This will also show important information for maintenance, service, hours and much more.