In the Cyclops solution, a smartlink sensor (pictured left) is installed within the mainsheet system, and/or a smarttune on shrouds, monitoring loads with live feedback registered on a smartphone app or onboard displays, data is also logged so the user can look back at load numbers anytime. Real-time loads provide a visual cue to sailors to take action when they get close to overload, helping avoid the worst case scenario, with the added benefit of helping them know when to reef.
Simon Tonks of Soak:
“This takes on board safety measures to new levels of sophistication and reliability. The benefits of accurately managing the rig over anything from hour long family cruises to longer ocean crossings should not be underestimated. As manufacturers begin to install the equipment as standard, it’s logical that insurers work alongside owners to embrace the concept and reward owners with reductions in premiums.”
Soak has negotiated a 10% reduction in insurance premiums for all multihull yachts which have a Cyclops Marine sensor installed. Charter companies have quickly realised the benefits of installing the equipment, managing risks and providing safer environments for their clients.
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