Superyacht

Superyacht designers frequently struggle to provide stability without the penalty of excessive draft that leads to mooring and anchoring difficulties.

DSS adds stability with little engineering expense and no draft or displacement compromise; in fact draft and displacement can be reduced.

DSS provides an innovative, stylish and discreet solution especially with superyacht design increasingly looking to provide owners with performance as well as comfort and style. In the constant quest for weight-reduction in modern yacht designs, DSS provides a significant contribution. The knock-on effect in design from using DSS technology allows for smaller, more cost-effective and manageable sail plans.
DSS transforms the performance and comfort of the modern superyacht, adding stability and increased performance with almost no loss of interior volume. The main benefits of DSS for superyachts are:

Stability: manoeuvres such as gybing and tacking can be carried out with a greater degree of safety thanks to the additional stability provided by the system.

Greater comfort: as well as providing additional performance by generating lift DSS also provides a significant improvement in roll stability for more comfortable offshore-passage making. Another valuable benefit of DSS is that pitching is significantly reduced, again improving comfort and performance. In addition to this the system can be deployed at anchor to improve comfort by damping rolling in difficult anchorages. The system sits discreetly within the hull of the yacht, minimizing loss of usable space and not intruding on the interior layout and styling.

Cost: DSS allows for a lighter vessel meaning a smaller sail plan, both contributing to significant overall cost savings in construction costs.

Reduced heel and pitching: This is an issue of safety as well as comfort. DSS reduces heel by five degrees or more – depending on the original design parameters – which makes a real difference to crew and guests alike. The reduction in pitching improves both comfort and the ability of the yacht to sail to windward.

Greater comfort: as well as providing additional performance by generating lift DSS also provides a significant improvement in roll stability for more comfortable offshore-passage making. In addition to this the system can be deployed at anchor to improve comfort by damping rolling in difficult anchorages. The system sits discreetly within the hull of the yacht, minimizing loss of usable space and not intruding on the interior layout and styling.

Speed: DSS generates more speed for the yacht, allowing shorter passage times and all attendant benefits such as being better able to avoid bad weather when passage planning.

Simple to maintain: DSS can be maintained on an annual basis as part of your annual haul-out and checks.

Fail-safe: If the system is damaged or fails for any reason, your boat will simply revert to its unimproved specifications – hull integrity and safety are not affected.

INSURANCE: FOR MORE DETAILS ON INSURANCE FOR DSS YACHTS PLEASE CONTACT OUR INSURANCE PARTNER, PANTAENIUS.