Racing yachts become lighter and faster when using the DSS system. In comparison to a standard (non canting-keel or water-ballasted) racing yacht the performance gains are significant.
When compared to a canting-keel yacht overall performance is still superior. DSS really scores, however, in being fail-safe unlike canting keels!
DSS is significantly more cost-effective than canting keels in terms of both construction and engineering but also in maintenance and insurance costs.
DSS adds real benefits not just in straight-line performance but also in manoeuvering especially gybing in heavy air.
DSS is IRC legal.
DSS provides a major change in how these vessels and their skippers can perform. Having twin boards deployed means that uncontrolled gybes under autopilot do not find the canting keel on the wrong side of the boat!
The benefits of DSS are very significant if sailing single- or short-handed, – especially racing. These include having a system that is not a significant drain on limited power resources such as occurs with a canting keel. DSS provides exceptional performance package and removes a significant source of potential problems within the boat, this allows the skipper to focus more on race-winning strategy.
DSS provides real and significant performance gains meaning faster sports boats. DSS also makes the boats more user-friendly, especially when manoeuvering at high speeds! Boats will be lighter, cheaper to build and easier to sail. This in turn allows for smaller crews and faster boats then ever before.
LAKE BOATS AND DAY SAILORS
DSS provides day-sailing boats with comfort, safety and performance. Boats can be made to sail with as little heel as you want – but still with performance, providing true entertainment for all the family! Extra stability means less-experienced guests can take their turn at the helm.
DSS comes into its own for lake sailing classes, real performance gains are available as one applies the technology.
Fail-safe: if your system is damaged or fails for any reason, your boat will simply revert to its unimproved specifications – hull integrity and safety are not affected.
INSURANCE: FOR MORE DETAILS ON INSURANCE FOR DSS YACHTS PLEASE CONTACT OUR INSURANCE PARTNER, PANTAENIUS.
Photo of Brace! Brace!! Brace!!! a Welbourn DSS 25