10 Benefits of Having a Seakeeper

Some people might find choppy days fun, or even a challenge. And to those old salts, we salute you.

But for the rest of us, we’ve put in our time on rough days. We know how bad it feels to be folded over the gunwale and watch your lunch fall into the water. Or to end the day with bumps and bruises because the boat lurched when you weren’t expecting it. Don’t even get us started on trying to get a good night of rest in a cove or marina you thought would be calm but ended up feeling more like a tilt-a-whirl. We know what boat roll can do to an outing, so we know how amazing not dealing with it is.

If you’re still unsure if you’d enjoy a Seakeeper, here are ten reasons people from our Seakeeper Family can’t live without theirs.

1. Stability

The first and most obvious benefit of having a Seakeeper is unparalleled stability. Seakeeper eliminates up to 95% of boat roll, giving you a smooth and steady platform even in rough seas. So long to rogue waves, large wakes, and choppy seas.

2. Comfort

Whether you’re a weekend angler or a seasoned boater touring the Great Loop, you can do it in absolute comfort! Gone are the days of dealing with huge wakes that toss your hull side to side. While Seakeeper actively counteracts boat roll, you and your passengers can simply enjoy your time on a rock-solid platform.

3. Safety

Bumps and bruises, breakable items sliding off the table, and spilling your drink are all safety hazards that can be avoided when your boat doesn’t roll. Unexpected boat roll can cause someone to lose their balance and slip, fall, or twist an ankle. And with extreme conditions, it can even cause a man overboard situation. Seakeeper actively reduces the risk of these accidents and injuries by nearly eliminating boat roll, making everyone a heck of a lot safer.

4. Seasickness

Ugh, that green-faced, stomach-churning, just-try-to-breathe-through-it feeling. Or even worse, when you’re bent over the side of the boat, chumming the waters. Seasickness can really put a damper on an outing. It happens when your body, inner ear, and eyes all send conflicting signals to your brain. Not sure what to make of all the differing information, your brain sends out symptoms like dizziness, headaches, cold sweats, nausea, and even vomiting. Removing most of the boat roll and inner ear movement helps to send consistent signals to your brain and remove those awful seasickness symptoms. No matter if it’s your child, spouse, or landlubber friend, Seakeeper will keep their stomachs at ease so everyone can enjoy the day.

5. Fatigue

Have you ever felt exhausted after a day out on the water? Then you probably won’t be surprised to hear that boat roll is physically taxing. You might not notice it while you’re on the water, but every time the boat rocks side to side, you’re actively stabilizing yourself. You’re using muscles that might not get used often to keep yourself upright. You are the stabilizer. So, save your muscles, and keep your evening plans, because with a Seakeeper, you won’t feel completely spent after a day on the water.

6. Anxiety

Anxiety can stop an outing before it even begins – worrying about someone getting seasick, taking a spill, or if your first-time guests will enjoy themselves. Those are all valid concerns. But they’re fears you don’t need to think twice about when you know your boat is a stable platform. In the words of the great Bob Marley, “Don’t worry about a thing, ‘cause every little thing gonna be alright.”

7. More On-Water Days

A little chop doesn’t have to stop you from going out. Don’t get us wrong, there are still days too rough to go out, Seakeeper or not. You should always check the forecast and use discretion when conditions are less than ideal. But on those sloppy days you normally think about whether going out would be worth it, Seakeeper makes those days boat days. So, while your buddy is stuck at the dock because their boat isn’t stabilized, invite them out with you for a stable day in the swells.

8. Activities

Just about every boating activity benefits from a stable platform. Whether you fish, dive, snorkel, tube, or just enjoy a nice booze cruise, doing it without boat roll will absolutely improve the experience. And if you’re curious how Seakeeper improves fishing or diving, you can read more about that in our articles Seakeeper for Anglers and Seakeeper for Divers.

9. Ease

If you’re new to boating it can be intimidating. There are components on board that you must learn like radar, trimming the engine, trim tabs, joysticks, the list goes on and on. And without lanes or stoplights to guide you through the water, it can feel overwhelming. Seakeeper keeps things easy and once you turn stabilization on, you can leave it on your whole trip without needing to think about it or make any adjustments. Seakeeper takes the scary motion out of boating, giving you the space to focus on simply driving the boat and enjoying the day.

10. Resale Value

If you were looking to buy a new-to-you boat and had two identical options, but one had a Seakeeper, you’d choose the one with stabilization, wouldn’t you? Most boat buyers agree! Adding Seakeeper stabilization to your boat is a functional upgrade that buyers see the value in. And buyers are willing to pay more for a Seakeeper-stabilized boat!

There are lots of ways that Seakeeper improves an outing and countless more that you’ll discover on your own. So, say goodbye to boating worries and hello to the benefits that come with having a Seakeeper.

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