Professional crews don't always get the luxury of cruising through calm seas; often the work takes them to much more dangerous waters. Our ballast system helps crews get to their destination safely, perform the task with efficiency, then get home in one piece.
Go where the job takes you.
According to a recent survey of military high-speed craft operators:
91% had sustained an injury onboard a high-speed boat.
70% had experienced impaired capacity to perform their job onboard due to impact exposure.
49% had experienced cognitive impairment onboard due to impact exposure.
Impact isn't just an issue of safety, it also has severe consequences for human performance. In rescue or combat scenarios, crew effectiveness becomes a matter of life or death, making it essential to minimise shock exposure.
“Having this system is a game-changer, our crew has so much more confidence going on call with it. We once had to go out without the system in service, and it was like losing a crew member.”
Icelandic Search and Rescue
SEARCH & RESCUE
We're incredibly proud that our ballast system is already in use on over 250 SAR craft across Europe.
By definition, these boats are often heading out in conditions that are incredibly dangerous. Using our system not only allows these crews to reach casualties faster by punching through the waves, lowering the bow also grants much greater visibility, which is vital when attempting to locate a person in the water.
Even once the casualties are onboard, a stable boat allows for a far more comfortable journey to shore, especially for those who may already be in need of medical attention.
“The ballast system on our Arctic 24 works flawlessly to provide a stable boat in rough seas, improved boat handling, reduced crew fatigue, and increased comfort.”
Solent Rescue Station
Whether the payload is passenger or cargo, it can be challenging to operate a vessel with a constantly shifting longitudinal centre of gravity (LCG).
Our system enables the helm to take control of their LCG, shifting it forward as necessary to compensate for fluctuating loads, such as when the cargo has been unloaded and the boat is running light.
Not only does this protect passengers against injury and discomfort, it also protects boat operators from litigation that
such injuries might have caused.