Yanmar said in a statement that it partnered with Smartgyro, a gyroscopic stabilizer company based in La Spezia, Italy. Yanmar said the partnership includes collaborating on projects and an equity investment that will allow Smartgyro to accelerate its design and development of stabilizers for recreational and commercial applications.
“We are pleased to partner with Smartgyro, a company with deep understanding of boat stabilization, great engineering expertise and compelling gyroscopic stabilization products under development that together are uniquely complementary to our marine systems, equipment and know-how,” Shiori Nagata, president of Yanmar Marine International B.V., said in a statement. “The partnership provides Yanmar an entry to the growing gyro stabilizer market and perfectly matches Yanmar’s vision to enhance boater enjoyment, comfort and safety with technologically advanced marine systems.”
Yanmar acquired majority ownership of Smartgyro, which will operate as a standalone entity out of La Spezia.