29 April 2021
Italian gyro stabilisation brand Smartgyro has appointed Pacific Maritime Solutions (PMS) as its first dealer in Australia.
As the latest addition to Smartgyro’s growing dealer and distributor network across the world, the Queensland-based marine systems, engineering and hydraulics provider will be responsible for marketing and supplying the new SG range of advanced gyro stabilisers.
PMS focuses on equipping its customers with the latest technology from recognised brands, backed up by complete system design and installation services, with emphasis on exceptional service and expert support.
Already established in the stabilisation market with its range of VETUS fin systems, the company’s engineering and hydraulic capacity is augmented with a comprehensive range of further equipment including thrusters, platforms, cranes, pumps, water-making and water treatment systems and exhaust systems.
YANMAR-backed Smartgyro is targeting the Australian market as a key region as it increases presence in the country and raises awareness about the unique performance, installation and maintenance benefits of its gyro stabilisers for OEMs, leisure boat owners and light-duty commercial operators.
PMS General Manager Damienn Plahn said, “We’re delighted to be selected by Smartgyro as a dealer.”
“The market-leading technology and design features incorporated into the SG range of gyro stabilisers offer our customers an exceptional solution to minimise boat roll and dramatically improve life on board.
“The models also provide builders with the chance to work with a superior stabilisation brand and create new design possibilities.
“The Smartgyro range is a perfect fit within our current range of equipment and I’m excited to use all our experience and contacts in the industry, start talking to customers and maximise opportunities for these innovative models.”
Ideal for both new builds and refit installations, the outstanding advantage of the Smartgyro units is that all maintenance operations can be performed on board, significantly reducing downtime and service costs, and extending product life.
Featuring a modular mechanical design, the compact stabilisers can be assembled directly inside the boat, creating new design opportunities for builders and increasing the potential for installation in vessels with small access spaces.
The SG range also features design innovations within the control electronics, braking system, cooling system and vacuum enclosure to maximize roll reduction and efficiency. Smartgyro Sales Manager Pieter Feenstra added, “We’re looking forward to developing our partnership with PMS and working with their technically skilled team.”
“I’m confident their experience and network will effectively raise awareness of our gyro stabilisers to the different sectors and help us grow Smartgyro’s presence in the country.”
Located at Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard, PMS will represent Smartgyro at the upcoming Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show from 20–23 May, where the SG40 and SG80 gyro stabilisers will be introduced to the Australian market for the first time.
Smartgyro is backed by strategic partner YANMAR Group and its companies, including Vetus, Maxwell and Flexofold.