Servo Yachts Unveils Martini 7.0 Catamaran with revolutionary suspension technology to combat seasickness.
California based Servo Yachts LLC have announced the introduction of the Martini 7.0, a 165 ft catamaran with revolutionary technology that provides seasickness relief for passengers. Servo Yachts was founded by David Hall, founder of Velodyne Lidar, where he invented the 3D lidar vision system that spawned the development of autonomous vehicles, lidar companies and advanced robotics.
Designed in conjunction with Shuttleworth Design, the Martini 7.0 incorporates a unique electric suspension system that connects the yacht's superstructure to two dynamic hulls. The stabilisation technology reacts in real-time to the sea's movement, keeping the deck in a level position and absorbing the roll, pitch and heave motions induced by the ocean. The design also results in less drag than on traditional yachts, resulting in a remarkably efficient vessel that is not only safe and comfortable, but faster in rough conditions.
Shuttleworth Design has worked with Servo Yachts on the development of the technology for over eight years, and a variety of solutions have been explored and tested. The Martini 7.0 is the latest and most advanced design and is the next generation of a series of smaller prototype vessels ranging from 17 ft to 45 ft, that have been developed and tested in San Francisco Bay.
"Martini 7.0 is a 165 ft catamaran with up to 12 ft of vertical travel in each hull. The result is a vessel that can move at speed through an ocean swell with virtually no motion in the suspended deck where the crew and guests are located."
Orion Shuttleworth, Managing Director of Shuttleworth Design
"Growing up, I spent my summers on my grandfather's boat, where I developed a deep appreciation for marine travel. My grandfather, who was an engineer and scientist, encouraged my pursuit of invention and the sciences, which led me to spend more than 35 years in the field trying to combine mechanical and electrical engineering fundamentals to create solutions to problems we once thought were unsolvable. With the Martini 7.0, I believe we have found a way to solve seasickness and significantly improve the sailing experience so that everyone can enjoy traveling on the ocean. I am very excited for Servo Yachts to continue to push the boundaries of marine technology and transform ocean travel. Ideas for better ways to do things are always out there floating around, and it's up to us to find a way to make it happen."
David Hall, Founder of Servo Yachts