VEEM Announces Actively Driven Option for all VEEM Gyro Models

 

VEEM Limited, Australian manufacturer of VEEM Gyro stabiliser announces  that  the  complete  VEEM Gyro model  line up will now be fitted  for  an  optional actively  driven precession (ADP) system. ADP will  have  advantages  for  vessels  with longer rolling periods,  so  is  primarily  aimed  at  megayacht  and  commercial  vessel  applications.  The system  is  able  to be  switched  on  as  required,  and  the  gyro  will  continue  to  operate  with  active  braking  only,  when hydraulic power  is not  available. Describing  the  new  ADP  option,  the  VEEM  Gyro  Product  Manager,  Paul  Steinmann  says,  “We  have  developed  this optional  product  offering  in  direct  response  to  feedback  from  some  megayacht  builders  and  commercial  vessel  operators. For  these  larger  vessel applications,  there  are  real  performance  improvements  in  some  wave  environments.  For  the  majority  of  superyachts,  I  expect  that  it  will  be  specified  very  rarely.  However,  now  our  customers  have  the  choice.  ADP can  be  retrofit to  existing  VEEM  Gyro  installations  if  desired.”

The  VEEM  Gyro  will  be  on  display  at  Monaco  Yacht  Show,  Fort  Lauderdale  International  Boat  Show,  and  METS this  year, with  the  VEEM  Product  Manager  Paul  Steinmann on  hand  to  answer  any  queries. Limited  numbers  of  the  VG120  model  are  now  available,  and  the  VG260  model  will  ship  before  the  end  of  this  year’s  show  season.

The  model  range includes the  VEEM  Gyro  120,  VEEM  Gyro  260  and  VEEM  Gyro  1000. The  name  of  each  model  reflects  the  rated  stabilizing  torque  developed  (in  kNm).  The  model  range  has  been  specifically  developed  for  Superyachts  from  27m  in  length upwards  to  megayachts.

Very  successful  sea  trials  of  the  VG120  in  the  waters  off  Fremantle,  Western  Australia have  now  emphatically  proven  the  previously claimed  performance  of  the  VEEM  Gyros.  Video  footage  and  documentation  of  these  trials  is  available  on  request at  the  company’s website (see  contacts  below).

The  VEEM  Gyro  1000  will  offer  a  previously  unimaginable  level  of  stabilizing  torque  from  a  gyro  stabilizer,  providing  the  large superyacht  and  mega  yacht  community  with  an exciting  new  level  of  enhanced  vessel  operational  comfort  both  at  rest  and  underway. The  VG1000  will  be  released  with  ADP  as  optional  supply. This  model  will  be  available early  in  2017,  and  interested  parties  are  invited  to  discuss  production  slots  for  this  product  to  match new  vessel  build  project  schedules  currently  in  planning.

VEEM  Limited  is  a  renowned  manufacturer  of  innovative  products  for  the tournament  fishing  boat,  luxury  motor  yacht,  and  military  and  fast  ferry  industries.  Operating  from  a  10500m^2  facility  in  Perth,  Western  Australia  since  1968,  the  company  was  responsible for  the  very  successful  patented  Interceptor  propeller  technology  that  allows  the  effective  pitch  of  VEEM  propellers  to  be  altered, without  even  slipping  the  vessel.  In  addition  to  it’s  product  offerings, VEEM  also  manufactures  stabilizing  fins  for  the  US  Navy  LCS vessel  program,  Austal  Ships  fast  ferries,  andboth  the  Australian  Naval and  Customs  Service  Patrol  Boat  fleets.  The  VEEM  Gyro  is  the  company’s  most  recent  innovative  marine  product  development.

Details  of  show  appearances  for  the  VEEM  Gyro can  be  seen  on  the  company’s  website  at  www.veemgyro.com

Media  Contact  :  Mr  Paul  Steinmann  (Gyro  Product  Manager).
pauls@veem.com.au
+61  412  042 330