For yachts up to 30 meters DMS offers a rotor system based on the Magnus effect; rapidly rotating cylinders which, subject to the direction of rotation, generate an up or downward pressure. The system is non-hydraulic and fully electrically driven. The biggest advantage of the DMS rotor system in comparison to a fin driven conventional system, is the greater roll damping at lower speeds. The rotors do not have any effect on the steering and therefore, unlike fin based systems, can be mounted at a position of choice. It is even possible to mount the rotor at the stern which, in particular for fast-moving yachts, may be preferable. The rotor system features retractable rotors, eliminating the risk of damage and ensuring less resistance than fins. The biggest advantage of a rotor system in comparison to a fin driven conventional system, is the greater roll damping at lower speeds. To achieve effective roll damping with fins it is necessary to reach a substantial speed through the water.
The system is powered by a compact electric motor which requires little space for on board installation. This, in combination with the rotors which can be mounted at a position of choice, means that it is not necessary or a problem if the installation of stabilizers is not taken in to consideration during the initial design and build stages. These product features, the fact that the system is available from stock and can be completely installed within 2 weeks days, make the rotor system ideal for retrofit installation and ensure that owners need never miss a weekend or part of their holiday again, even in the middle of the sailing season.
For yachts in excess of 30 metres they offer AntiRoll. A unique, dual-axis fin stabilizer, which rotates whilst sailing and flaps at anchor. AntiRoll provides stabilization both underway and at zero speed without any compromise of performance in either circumstance. In November 2014 AntiRoll has been awarded with the Maritime Innovation Award. For more information www.dmsholland.com
DMS Holland B.V.
5222 BM Den Bosch
Tel: +31 (0) 85 201 00 95
Contact: Patrick Noor