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Servo Yachts unveils Martini 7.0 catamaran featuring revolutionary suspension technology to combat seasickness

By on November 22, 2021 0


SAN JOSE, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Servo Yachts LLC (“Servo Yachts” or the “Company”) today announced the introduction of the Martini 7.0, a 165-foot catamaran featuring revolutionary technology that relieves passengers from seasickness. Servo Yachts is founded by David Hall, founder of Velodyne Lidar, where he invented the 3D lidar vision system which spawned the development of autonomous vehicles, lidar companies and advanced robotics.

The Servo Yachts Martini 7.0 was designed in collaboration with Shuttleworth Design, an award-winning UK-based design consultancy that is at the forefront of yacht design, engineering and architecture naval for over 40 years. The Martini 7.0 incorporates revolutionary marine stabilization techniques that allow the yacht to glide more easily in the ocean, avoiding the types of movement that typically cause seasickness to passengers. The company’s electric suspension technology reacts in real time to the movement of the sea. Indeed, the double hulls manage and absorb the movements of roll, pitch and swell induced by the ocean, providing increased comfort to passengers.

According to the US National Library of Medicine, 1 in 3 people are considered very susceptible to motion sickness. However, almost everyone will get motion sickness if exposed to intense movement.1

Mr. Hall commented:

“Growing up, I spent my summers on my grandfather’s boat, where I developed a deep appreciation for sea travel. My grandfather, who was an engineer and scientist, encouraged my quest for invention. and sciences, which has led me to spend over 35 years in the field trying to combine the fundamentals of mechanical and electrical engineering to create solutions to problems we once thought unsolvable. With the Martini 7.0, I think we’ve found a way to solve seasickness and dramatically improve the boating experience so that everyone can enjoy traveling the ocean. I am very happy that Servo Yachts continues to push the boundaries of marine technology and transform ocean travel. Ideas for better ways of doing things are always circulating, and it’s up to us to find a way to achieve them. ”

Orion Shuttleworth, Managing Director and Owner of Shuttleworth Design, commented:

“We are proud to work with David at Servo Yachts to design a new generation of seagoing vessels. It is exciting to see how his suspension technology can be applied to any type of marine craft for the benefit of many industries. We’ll see them on superyachts, day and work boats, ferries, Navy transport craft, sea transfer vessels and Coast Guard search and rescue vessels, and more. ”

The development and technology of Martini 7.0

The Martini 7.0’s unique suspension system connects the main cabin to two dynamic hulls, which adjust to the height and angle of the waves. The revolutionary design causes less drag than traditional yachts, making her a remarkably efficient vessel that is not only safe and comfortable, but faster in difficult conditions.

The technology has been in development for over eight years and the Martini 7.0 is the next generation in a series of smaller prototype ships, ranging from 17ft to 45ft, which have been developed and tested in the San Francisco Bay Area. A variety of solutions have been explored and tested, including the Martini 6.0, a 150 foot high speed catamaran concept.

On the Martini 7.0, a new configuration was designed to maximize accommodation space, and the two hulls were connected by four hinge mechanisms positioned at each corner of the suspension bridge, which houses the main accommodation. A combination of pneumatic and electric cylinders adjust in real time to keep the deck in a horizontal position to safely control and absorb sea-induced roll, pitch and heave movements. Suspension technology patented, which minimizes seasickness and crew exhaustion, and improves safety at all speeds, allows up to 12 feet of vertical displacement in each hull. The result is a ship that can move at high speed through an ocean swell with virtually no movement in the suspension bridge where the crew and guests are located.

Like Mr. Hall’s invention of 3D vision, the Martini 7.0’s suspension system adapts to feedback received in real time based on a computer-automated electromechanical system. This technology is an active method and is much more efficient than current passive marine stabilization devices which take longer to react to the movement of the sea. The Martini 7.0 system requires very little power and no warm-up time or system. vacuum, making it the most immediate, efficient and safe option available.

In addition to providing full stabilization, the system also has the unique ability to synchronize the movement of the suspension bridge with another moving target, including when docking next to a larger vessel or when recovering from a larger vessel. ‘a smaller ship at sea.

About Servo Yachts LLC

Servo Yachts LLC is founded by David Hall, a serial entrepreneur and inventor with a 35-year history of successful companies and inventions. Hall founded Velodyne Acoustics in 1984 with numerous patents and inventions that revolutionized the audio industry. After being one of the first participants in the DARPA Grand Challenge, Hall invented 3D lidar technology in 2005 to provide autonomous vehicles with a 360 ° view in real time. After transforming 3D lidar technology into the successful business of Velodyne Lidar, Hall turned to companies based on his new inventions, including the stabilization platform for Servo Yachts. Hall continues to work on the development of innovative technologies that can address a wide range of challenges in the modern world. Learn more about

About Shuttleworth Design

Shuttleworth Design is an award-winning UK-based design consultancy firm that has worked for over 40 years with international clients at the forefront of naval design, engineering and architecture. Shuttleworth Design was one of the first yacht design companies to develop the idea of ​​”integrated design”, a way of approaching engineering and overall design as an integrated whole rather than a series of pieces brought together. The company was a pioneer in the use of computer aided design and has always been actively involved in research and development. This innovative approach has resulted in lighter, stronger, safer and more efficient boats, and has firmly established the company as a leader in its field. Learn more about