The Triton


Roll dampening system for fast-planing yachts in development


Dutch marine systems company DMS Holland, in partnership with Brabant Engineering, is developing a roll dampening system for fast-planing yachts up to 98 feet (30m), according to a company statement.

DMS Holland is the maker of MagnusMaster, an electric roll dampening system on the market for yachts in the same size range. The new system will use the same dual-axis fin stabilizer – namely, high-aspect fins that rotate while sailing and flap while at anchor. The difference will be stabilization at high speed, making it a 3-in-1 stabilizer, according to the company.

“Since there is currently no single system that performs optimally at both high speeds and at low speeds, as well as at anchor, often multiple roll damping systems have to be installed on one yacht just to ensure that it remains comfortable on board under all of the various different circumstances,” stated DMS Holland co-owner Patrick Noor. “Soon, with our new system, one roll damping system on board will be enough without having to compromise on stability at different speeds.”

The system is expected to be on display for the first time in November, during METS 2018, after which the first deliveries to vessels will take place in 2019, according to the company.

For more information, visit

Related Articles

Denison opens in St. Thomas

Denison Yacht Sales has opened an office in St. Thomas at American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook, on the east end of the island. Broker Wiley Sharp will manage operations. Sharp has worked as a charter …

Owner’s View: Answers to some pressing questions

Owner’s View: Answers to some pressing questions

Owner's View: by Peter Herm The Monaco show was awesome. You should have been there. I went to the first one 26 years ago. They just get bigger and better every year. Still time to redeem yourself …

USCG shuts down illegal charter

USCG shuts down illegal charter

The U.S. Coast Guard ended the voyage of a vessel in Miami on Monday for violating passenger laws and regulations. The 64-foot M/Y Cary On, carrying 13 passengers, was boarded by a USCG law …

News in the charter fleet: Eminence joins Worth Avenue

News in the charter fleet: Eminence joins Worth Avenue

M/Y Eminence, a 257-foot (78.4m) Abeking & Rasmussen launched in 2008, available for winter charter in the Caribbean and summer charter in the Med through Worth Avenue Yachts broker Jenny …

Calling all green charter yachts

As the winter charter season gears up, the Charter Yacht Brokers Association is once again organizing its Going Green to Save the Blue initiative, a collaborative effort to reduce the use of plastic …

NAVTOR globalizes ENC coverage

NAVTOR announced a distribution agreement with the UKHO (United Kingdom Hydrographic Office) for the supply of the Admiralty vector chart service as well as package of Admiralty Digital …