Sea Trial results for the VG120 gyro installation on Motor Yacht Tango proved successful with roll reduction reduced by 61% achieved during typical operating conditions for the Yacht.
MY Tango was built in 2006 by Oceanfast Yachts in Western Australia and regularly cruises Sydney Harbor with a large number of guests. It is currently fitted with traditional Naiad fins which don’t currently provide any stabilisation when the yacht is anchored or not moving – an issue for the yacht owners and captain because of the frequent passing in the harbour of different types of ferries.
VEEM Gyro was given the task of improving the comfort of the yacht at anchor in various locations as well as in different wave conditions. The mix of ferries on the harbor spans from heavy displacement monohulls right through to high-speed catamarans, and since each has a unique wake, the rolling motion was particularly problematic for MY Tango.
After commissioning and sea trials in Sydney Harbour, the yacht went smoothly into service the next day. Reports from the yacht indicate that several specific improvements in the yacht were noted. These included a more stable swim platform, making guest transfer from the tender faster and more comfortable, reduced sloshing in the fore deck pool as well as general reduction in rolling motions making the on board experience more comfortable.
The yacht is now able to widen its operational area due to improved comfort in waves. Watch the video below for more information about this sea trial.