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Bollinger Shipyards

Vessel Stability is Control

By Greg Trauthwein essel stabilization is a tum has a great product range that ? ts said Allen. “They put new hardware on holy grail problem for into the patrol boat market.” the ships, they rebuild things, and they many ship designers, While sharing explicit details of mili- might upgrade (or replace) stabilizers. regardless if the vessel tary boat building is not possible for

Vis a war? ghter, a cattle any supplier, Allen points to the U.S. Invest in Tech carrier or a megayacht. There is no ‘sil- Coast Guard FRC program as one of Continual investment to improve prod- ver bullet’ solution to keeping a vessel the most successful of all time, with ucts and systems is the norm for Quan- stable across a range of sea conditions, 44 ships in service and more to come. tum. The new Rack & Pinion actuator, but companies like Quantum Marine “I think Bollinger delivers a ship every currently used on the MAGLift Rotor

Stabilizers are dedicated solely to the six to eight weeks; it’s a great program has been under redesign and develop- challenge, working to devise stabil- and all indicators say that there could be ment for standard and XT ? ns. The new ity solutions regardless of vessel size, 100+ ships.” Quantum has found strong version called the R Series has proven to shape, route or mission. John Allen, business in the oversea markets, too, as show signi? cant advantages in perfor- the founder & president of Quantum “we are moving steadily along with the mance, maintenance and the passenger

Marine Stabilizers, and his global team Australian Navy OPV program,” said comfort. Some highlights include: offer more than three decades of vessel Allen. In addition to these programs, • Zero speed performance is en- stabilization experience. Well-known Allen anticipates a growing business for hanced via greater swing capacity in the yacht market, the business today military ships, foreign and abroad, and • Extended roller bearing service pe- extends across military, commercial and importantly not just newbuild, but refur- riod to 15,000-hours private sectors. “A big ? eld for us is the bishment, too, as decommissioned U.S. • Hydraulic locking mechanism pro- yachting industry, but also, the military military ships are sold to other countries. vides double security for locking and commercial markets are moving “There’s a lot of work there for every- the ? n and shaft in place when not steadily,” said Allen, particularly in the body because generally, when boats are being used or out of the water.

overseas military applications, speci? - recommissioned for sale through foreign • With four pistons and dual racks, it cally in the patrol boat business. “Quan- military sales, they invest in the ship,” exerts the full range of motion with 44 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • June 2021

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