And the overall winner of the DAME award 2013 is...
Sleipner Motor for the vector fin stabilizers
Also winner in the category machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and fittings
Sleipner Motor has thought out of the box to produce a fin that better suits many of the modern hull forms to which stabilisers are becoming a standard fit. The elegant curved shape of the fin beneficially directs force to improve roll reduction and decrease the side effects of yaw and sway. It also increases the leverage arm around the vessel’s rolling point and minimizes drag. This is an incredibly simple solution to improving the experience of boat owners and their guests. The Jury also noted the slim line form of the vector fin’s SPS55 actuator, a welcome design feature that will assist designers and boat builders.
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