Seakeeper, Inc. has announced standardization partnerships with Scout Boats and Bertram Yachts.
“Every day we’re seeing more and more builders adding Seakeeper to their models, not just as options, but as standard equipment,” said Andrew Semprevivo, Seakeeper president and CEO. “When air conditioning for cars was introduced, it was a luxury option. Now it’s standard across all brands and models. We’re heading quickly in that same direction with boat stabilization.”
Scout Boats, based in Summerville, S.C., recently placed a record-setting order with Seakeeper, securing units for 2019 model year builds.
This year alone Scout forecasts the production of more than 1,000 boats. Seakeeper will be included as standard equipment on all Scout 380 LXF and Scout 420 LXF models, utilizing the stabilizing power of the Seakeeper 3 and Seakeeper 6, respectively. Standardization for future models is also planned.
“We’ve already offered optional Seakeepers on many of our models, and we decided to standardize because of consumer demand,” said Alan Lang, Scout Boats director of sales and marketing. “Building the best boats means providing a top-of-the-line product, and today, that means we have to deliver the best in stabilization and boating comfort.”
Seakeeper will now be included as standard equipment on current and future models produced by Bertram Yachts, LLC. The yacht builder joins a host of other manufacturers offering Seakeeper as a standard on specific models but will be the first to standardize Seakeeper on all current and future models.
Bertram Yachts, headquartered in Tampa, Fla., produces two models (35-foot and 61-foot) which will receive the Seakeeper 6 and Seakeeper 16, respectively.
A new, 50-foot model equipped with the Seakeeper 9 will make its debut in 2019. The Bertram 35-foot made its debut in 2017; the 61-foot arrives this summer, and production on the 50-foot will begin in early 2019.
“Bertram’s have a reputation for handling the worst of conditions with ease, so if we’ve got a hull that can go through anything, we need to make sure our customers are comfortable when they get there,” said Tommy Thompson, Bertram Yacht’s vice president of sales. “It only made sense to take that next step and make Seakeeper standard across our product line. Whether at rest or underway, Bertram Yachts are now stabilized, and it is a testament to how we take care of our owners."