Balancing Act

The Seakeeper 6, for yachts 40 to 49 feet long, adds stabilizing force in a smaller, more efficient package.

The Seakeeper 6 is for 40- to 49-foot hulls.Courtesy Seakeeper

Seakeeper usually unveils new stabilizer models for yachts that previous models don't cover. The Seakeeper 6 is different in that respect; it's for 40- to 49-foot hulls, the same as the Seakeeper 5, but with upgrades.

“Though the Seakeeper 6 offers 20 percent more stabilizing force than the Seakeeper 5, it takes up less space and is more efficient in terms of weight, power draw and cost,” says COO Andrew Semprevivo.

It also works faster. The Seakeeper 5’s spool-up to stabilization time is 35 minutes, while the Seakeeper 6 reportedly takes 24 minutes. In rough seas, that’s a lot of belly-saving time.

New Screen

The Seakeeper 6 comes with the company’s new touchscreen, which will be implemented on all other models going forward.Courtesy Seakeeper

Compatible Design

The new Seakeeper display has Ethernet and NMEA capabilities, and is ­compatible with some other manufacturers’ helm displays.Courtesy Seakeeper