As masters of our craft, we don’t just know all there is to know, we also know what we don’t know—and we rely on more than our own minds to solve unsolvable problems, turn unthinkable into the achievable, and make impossible change possible. Beyond extensive and comprehensive knowledge, the hardest jobs call for humility and collaboration. For all the most challenging Seakeeper projects, we work with naval architects from Ocean 5—the masters that created Seakeeper’s original boat blueprints.
When does an expert call in another expert?
One such occasion occurred when Starboard Yacht Group was tasked with installing a Seakeeper 26 on a Viking vessel that appeared to have no space to spare. After careful examination, we brought in naval architects to confirm what our experts had already known. There appeared to be no space for the Seakeeper 26 because there was no space for the Seakeeper 26.
The solution we devised together was to change the challenge itself. We deduced that for this Viking, a combination of the Seakeeper 6 and 18 would achieve the same boat roll reduction, at the same cost, and fit the boat perfectly. But if it had been improperly installed, the best technology could have had the worst outcome. Had the wrong size Seakeeper been forced into place, the damage would have been costly and catastrophic. The combined expertise was a small price to pay for the reassurance of total stability, comfort, and safety at sea.