Princess Yachts has announced that the Seakeeper 5 gyro will now be an upgrade option on the Princess 43 and Princess 52. Seakeeper gyros are an active gyrostabilizer that eliminates most of the boat roll. They have been an option for many of the larger Princess vessels for sometime and have seen tremendous success.
On the Princess 43 the Seakeeper 5 is shown to be extremely effective while at zero speed, reducing 70% to 80% of the roll. This reduction in roll makes being at anchor and dock a lot more enjoyable. When the Princess 43 is underway the roll reduces progressively to around 20% at 25 knots making riding a lot smoother helping to reduce seasickness. The Seakeeper on the Princess 43 is placed just aft of the lazarette access which still allows for plenty of space for the lazarette.
With the Princess 52 the Seakeeper 5 reduces roll by 50% to 60% while at zero speed. This is a phenomenal percentage and will really help at the dock and at anchor. As the Princess 52 increases speed the roll reduction reduces progressively to around 20%-25% at 20 knots. The Seakeeper is placed below the lazarette hatch.
The Seakeeper Gyro is a wonderful addition to both the Princess 43 and Princess 52. Having these aboard you vessel will help ensure that no matter the conditions you will still be able to enjoy your boat comfortably.