DUE for Australian debut at the 2018 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, the much-anticipated Seakeeper 2 launched at the Miami International Boat Show last month, causing major buzz in boating circles.
Twin Disc Pacific managing director Glenn Frettingham said, “The Seakeeper 2 is 25 percent lighter and 20 percent smaller than the Seakeeper 3 and specifically designed for boats from 27’ to 32’ in length.”
“It eliminates up to 95 percent of boat roll and will be popular with recreational outboard craft looking for stability, safety and a pleasant day on the water for all, no matter the conditions. Judging from the response in Miami, the Seakeeper 2 will prove very popular in Australia where this segment represents the largest community of boat owners, and it’s only growing. Outboard boats are also getting even larger and packed with more features.”
It’s effective at all boat speeds, including zero, and can operate in all sea states. Running exclusively on 12V power, it does not require generator power and the compact size means it can fit into the leaning post of a centre console boat, thus requiring no structural modifications. The Seakeeper 2 will use the new touchscreen control panel and allows users to capture real-time performance information.
Seakeeper COO Andrew Semprevivo said, “We have a relentless drive of bringing stabilisation to the masses. The Seakeeper 2 is the first of our products to reach down into the 20’ boat market, and we will continue to expand into new areas to ultimately change the way the world boats.”
Priced at $32,400 plus GST (Australian retail price), the Seakeeper 2 is destined to attract great interest from the massive sub-30’ market, which will be well represented at SCIBS 2018, where there will be a dedicated Sports, Leisure & Fishing precinct as well as dozens more vessels on water below 30’.
Twin Disc will introduce the Seakeeper 2 at SCIBS 2018, from May 24-27 at its on-water display on the marina at F Arm.
For more information, visit seakeeper.com/seakeeper_products/seakeeper-2