COMPARISON OF TECHNOLOGIES

GYRO STABILIZERS the most established stabilization technology for yachts is based on the use of gyroscopic stabilizers to dampen the boat's roll. But not all boats can be equipped with stabilizers of this type, not all the owners want extra weights and power demand onboard. SPOT STABILIZERS Balance instead uses mechatronic systems to stabilize surfaces like tables, beds, cooktops, that can be installed anywhere, for the benefit of people and goods. Stabilizing a single area instead of the whole boat means less energy, less weight and costs. Let's discover all the differences between the two stabilization technologies

BALANCE STABILIZERS

GYRO STABILIZERS

FOR ALL TYPES OF BOATS

YES

Balance stabilizers can be installed onboard any kind of vessel, platform or land vehicle

NO

gyro stabilizer cannot be used onboard sail boats, ships, off-shore platforms

ROLL REDUCTION

MIN 92% MAX 99%

the average leveling error of our systems is very small, around 0,5°, max 1,6° in heavy sea/wind condition on a sailboat 45'

MIN 50% MAX 90%

roll damping with gyroscopes depends on the sea state and type of boat. In rough seas it's difficult to reach the 90%

BENEFIT FOR THE PEOPLE'S BALANCE

NO (except the bed)

our solutions improve dramatically the onboard comfort and safety but only the bed stabilizes people resulting in a balance benefit

YES

this technology is effective for the balance of people onboard

INCREASE IN QUALITY OF LIFE

HIGH

Balance solves most of the instability problems related to the daily operation of supporting surfaces

HIGH

a stabilized boat is less tiring for people. Life onboard is easier

SUITABLE FOR SAILING BOAT

YES

our technology was born specifically from the need of sailing yachts

NO

gyro stabilizer cannot be used onboard sail boats, ships, off-shore platforms

POWER CONSUMPTION

ULTRA LOW

a Balance stabilizers requires a very small amount of Amps, average 3-4 W per Kg of payload

HIGH

they need some kW and most of the boats use a genset to provide enough power to the gyro

WEIGHT

VERY LOW

few kilos

HIGH

few hundreds of kilos

NOISE AND VIBRATIONS

NONE

absent

VERY HIGH

gyros need silent blocks, sound absorbing panels to cut noise and vibration to a "human" level

PURCHASE COST

LOW

our stabilized products cost few thousand Euro

HIGH

from some tens of thousands of euros up

MAINTENANCE

FREE

a mechatronic stabilizer needs no maintenance through the years. Only one visual inspection every year.

FREQUENT

gyro stabilizer are complex and there are some parts that wear out quickly and therefore must be replaced periodically

INSTALLATION

EASY

our products are very easy and quick to install, they do not need any structural modification of the boat

DIFFICULT

need a very strong structural attachment to the hull. That means costs, time, boat modifications.