Gyroscopic stabilization technology specialist Smartgyro has appointed leading south coast engineering supplier and service agent Golden Arrow Marine as its new UK Master Dealer. The partnership will strengthen the supply of the innovative Smartgyro stabilization solutions for both refits and new builds in the country, while also providing commissioning and technical support to UK OEMs.
Ideal for both leisure boat owners and light duty commercial vessels, the Smartgyro SG series of gyro stabilizers offers unique features which enhance the onboard experience with efficient roll reduction, while also ensuring easy installation and minimal maintenance to increase time spent out on the water.
Golden Arrow Marine, with four branches across the south coast, established global industry contacts and more than 80 years serving its customers, is well positioned to raise awareness about the benefits of Smartgyro units as interest increases in the UK in line with a growth in stabilization demand across the world.
Representing a range of brands as a long-standing provider of marine engines, generators and equipment to the leisure and commercial sectors, Golden Arrow Marine also has a strong reputation for technical expertise and will provide experienced ongoing back-up for Smartgyro customers in the UK and to overseas customers when required at both OEM and end-user level.
Martin Bizzell, Engineering Director, Golden Arrow Marine, said: “We have witnessed strong demand for gyro stabilizers with the technology proving popular in recent years in the UK leisure and light duty commercial markets, so we are really looking forward to working with the fantastic Smartgyro products. The units meet the needs of our customers looking to improve their time and experience out on the water in more conditions. One of the greatest advantages we see is that installation and maintenance can be performed on-board, which can reduce downtime of commercial boats and service costs for all customers. The range complements our existing product portfolio extremely well, so we are confident that we can use our many years of experience and our technical expertise to successfully expand Smartgyro’s presence.”
Golden Arrow Marine has immediate access to the current SG40 and SG80 models, and will add the new SG10 and SG20 gyro stabilizers for smaller boats to its portfolio when they become available. Featuring a modular mechanical design, the compact Smartgyro stabilizers 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.
Pieter Feenstra, Sales Manager, Smartgyro, said: “We are very pleased to confirm the appointment of Golden Arrow Marine as our new UK Master Dealer. We see the team as a very strong partner due to their technical skills and extensive experience in both the leisure and commercial sectors. Golden Arrow Marine will be able to support us with the key OEMs, such as Sunseeker, Princess and Pearl, as well as increasing our presence within the UK aftermarket.”
YANMAR-backed Smartgyro is expanding its dealer network across the world, with further partnerships to be announced in the coming months.
Golden Arrow Marine will represent Smartgyro at this year’s Southampton International Boat Show, at Mayflower Park, from 10th to 19th September, where the SG40 and SG80 gyro stabilizers will be introduced to the UK market for the first time.