To ensure comfort while fishing, John Picone, the proud owner of a new, fully-customized Viking 76 Enclosed Bridge convertible sport fishing yacht, demanded that a state-of-the-art Seakeeper M21000 Gyro be installed.  Impressed with the stabilization results, Viking Yachts now offers advanced Seakeeper gyros as optional equipment on many of its models.

“The Seakeeper gyro is phenomenal,” said Viking luxury convertible sport fishing yachts senior project manager Bill Gibbons.  “It does everything the company says it does.  During the sea trial, there were four- to six-foot waves with an occasional eight-footer and I estimate that the gyro cut the rolling motion by over 50 to 70 percent…we fished for at least twenty-six hours and the following day all eight fishermen felt like they never left the dock,” said Picone.  “No one was sore or tired from the trip.  Now, I cannot imagine fishing without our Seakeeper working…when drifting or trolling at slow speed, the boat will not rock.  The only movement is the boat rising and falling, making fishing totally comfortable and enjoyable.  You cannot leave home without it.”

Viking Yachts is the largest manufacturer in the world of luxury convertible sport fishing yachts.

With no external appendages, Gyro Stabilization Systems are mounted inside the hull and produce a powerful righting force that virtually eliminates boat rock and roll.  They are highly effective over a range of conditions, delivering unmatched stability at anchor, zero and low speeds, as well as while underway. 

Contact Seakeeper, at 410-326-1590

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