Seakeeper Anti-roll Gyro Now Available through Wajax in Canada

July 2020 News

Wajax is proud to announce their recent partnership with Seakeeper, Inc. – the world’s leading manufacturer of innovative gyroscopic stabilization devices for marine vessels over 23 feet in length. This new agreement appoints Wajax as the exclusive dealer of Seakeeper products in Canada, with the exception of British Columbia.

Intended for both pleasure craft and commercial vessels, Seakeeper’s revolutionary technology changes the boating experience by eliminating up to 95 percent of all boat roll, the rocking motion that causes seasickness, fatigue and anxiety. How does it work? Inside a vacuum encapsulation, a flywheel spins at speeds of up to 9,750 rpm. When the boat rolls, the sphere tilts fore and aft (precesses), producing a powerful gyroscopic torque to port and starboard that counteracts the boat roll. Seakeeper’s computerized control and vacuum technology make it the first truly practical, and only modern, anti-roll gyro.

“Not only does Seakeeper add to the enjoyment of boating, but more importantly to increased safety by decreasing boat roll, allowing boaters and workers to remain on the water for a longer period of time,” said Stephen Pechkoff, Wajax Regional Sales Manager – Engines & Transmissions. “The beauty of Seakeeper’s products is how effective they are – seeing truly is believing.”

“Seakeeper makes boating more accessible for everyone, from the veteran captain to the first-timer,” said Brook Stevens, Seakeeper OEM Sales Manager. “Those who suffer from seasickness see an obvious benefit, and those who don’t feel less fatigued. You aren’t being knocked around the boat, your gear stays in place, and the entire experience is more comfortable.”

Seakeeper products are designed to work under many conditions on the water, both while a boat is docked and while it is in motion. The completely self-contained system means there’s no added drag or increased risk of damage from an impact or snag. Seakeeper products require modest electrical power, have no outside appendages, and can be installed virtually anywhere on board.

You can integrate a Seakeeper product to a boat that you already own, but if you are looking to buy a new one, some manufacturers install Seakeeper products at the factory. As it becomes a must-have item on many boats, every day more and more manufacturers are installing a Seakeeper product at the factory. New boat owners now have the benefit of thoughtful installation right from the boat's initial design. With respect to existing vessels, most of them can be retrofit with a Seakeeper product as well.

“The response amongst our customer base has been fantastic,” said Mr. Pechkoff. “We’re already experiencing high quotation activity and have our first vessels operating with Seakeeper products in multiple regions across Canada.” The Seakeeper product line complements Wajax’s existing offering of

Volvo and MTU marine engines, generator sets and propulsion systems – all backed by expert service and in-house engineering capabilities.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Wajax as a Seakeeper distributor and are very confident they’re the right team to represent us in the Canadian marine market,” said Seakeeper President & CEO Andrew Semprevivo. “With a national footprint and a solid history of industry experience, Wajax is well positioned to meet the unique needs of Canadian boaters. Wajax technicians have been trained in our Mohnton, Pennsylvania factory to expertly install and service Seakeepers and will refresh their skills annually with us.”

To learn more about the Seakeeper product line, visit www.wajax.com/brand/seakeeper or contact Stephen Pechkoff, Regional Sales Manager, Engines & Transmissions at Wajax at spechkoff@wajax.com or (613) 857-1559.

Seakeeper, Inc.

Founded in 2003 by a successful entrepreneur and a naval architect, Seakeeper is the global leader in marine stabilization. Seakeeper’s innovative technology changes the boating experience by eliminating up to 95 percent of all boat roll, the rocking motion that causes seasickness, fatigue and anxiety. Since selling its first gyro in 2008, Seakeeper has developed a growing catalog of models for an expanding range of boat sizes. Headquartered in the U.S., the company has locations across the globe including the U.S., U.K., Italy, Germany, and Singapore.

Wajax Corporation

Founded in 1858, Wajax (TSX: WJX) is one of Canada’s longest standing and most diversified industrial products and services providers. The Corporation operates an integrated distribution system providing sales, parts, and services to a broad range of customers in diverse sectors of the Canadian economy, including: construction, forestry, mining, industrial and commercial, oil sands, transportation, metal processing, government and utilities, and oil and gas. Details regarding Wajax’s products and services can be found on its website, located at www.wajax.com.

The Corporation’s goal is to be Canada’s leading industrial products and services provider, distinguished through its three core capabilities: sales force excellence, the breadth and efficiency of repair and maintenance operations, and the ability to work closely with existing and new vendor partners to continually expand its product offering to customers. The Corporation believes that achieving excellence in these three areas will position it to create value for its customers, employees, vendors, and shareholders.

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