Thank you for your thorough and quick response to my question. This type excellent customer service AFTER the sale is what makes your Company special. Your product is well designed and works perfectly on our 48' trawler. Your system is simple to understand, operate, and maintain. Your expert personal attention to detail and patient and careful follow up insures a good result. I would recommend your stabilizing system without reservation. We are off shore cruisers with 30 years experience and we really appreciate the improved comfort your system provides in challenging sea conditions.
Bob and Pat Mervine // Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Vessel Make: Hatteras LRC Vessel Size: 48ft Top Speed: 10 knts Cruise Speed: 7.5knots Gyro-Gale System: Mechanical Gyro Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Cruiser Model Fins Gyro-Gale Fin Arrangement: 4-Fin System
wanted to write and thank you for all your hard work in getting our old (original) Gyro Gale system upgraded to the new digital system with the new “tab-fin” system. Also, your help with the design, building and installation of the new compressor set-up was invaluable. What an improvement!? We have just completed a two-week, 1400 nm journey from Tampa, FL to Annapolis, MD aboard Dauntless, and had a little bit of everything weather-wise. The new fins performed extremely well!? We had several days of offshore runs, some in less than ideal conditions, and the fins unquestionably took the edge off the seas and allowed for comfortable cruising through a variety of speeds and sea conditions.? When conditions relegated us to the ICW, and we had to deal with wakes from boats large and small, it was very clear how well the upgrade was working. Now we cross wakes, and barely notice it! Congratulations on coming up with a vastly improved system.
Mads and Lani Emanuelsen Owner/Operators M/V Dauntless Vessel Make: Lazzara 80-029 (Cockpit M/Y with Enclosed Skylounge) Vessel Size: ?80 ft. Top Speed: 26 knots Cruise Speed: 10 knots Gyro-Gale System: R5
In 2004, my wife and I purchased a 1978 DeFever 49 Pilothouse House Trawler that was in need of major work and we renamed her “ITINERANT”. Not only do we live onboard during the summer months but we stayed on board through an entire winter in Plymouth harbor as we remodeled a home. The restoration process has been lengthy, however, our latest improvement has made a world of difference. This boat had Gryo Gale stabilizers that were installed in 1984 before our ownership. When we purchased this boat in Stuart, Florida, we had many questions about the stabilizers. I contacted Maged Metwally, (Zeyad’s father), and he shared his knowledge of the boat and the original installation of the stabilizer system. They were still serviceable but not maintained properly in her past. We finally had to disable the old stabilizers due to compressor issues but after a few horrific trips across Massachusetts Bay to Maine without them, we decided to look at new stabilizers. We contacted Gyro Gale again in the Fall of 2016. Zeyad Metwally surveyed the old installation and we all agreed a totally new replacement was in order for Spring of 2017. The new installation was well executed and within (4) days we were at sea trial. While the seas that day were just choppy, a few rather large wakes proved the system was working well. In a few weeks, we will be departing for a trip to Maine, and for the first time, my wife and I are actually looking forward to rough seas! In closing, we felt the attention to detail and follow-through from Gyro Gale was impeccable. Zeyad and his wife Yasemin, (who had filmed the installation and sea trial), were great to deal with. As business owners ourselves, we are very proud that we are able to support a family business that has been around for generations. Our experience with Gyro Gale went beyond our expectations.
Jim and Mary // Plymouth, MA
VESSEL MAKE: DEFEVER VESSEL SIZE: 49FT
Dear Maged, I just wanted to write you and say what a fine product the Gyro-Gale stabilizer Dear Zeyad, I want to express my appreciation to you and your father for your personal attention, and installation of the new Gyro Gale Stabilizers with upgraded “finlets”. I have noticed a quicker response time and better overall stability, including following seas, and slower speeds. Again thank you, and all the best!
Captain Paul Rice- M.V. Salesmanship Vessel Make: Lazzara Vessel Size: 76ft Top Speed: 25 knots Cruise Speed: 12 knots Gyro-Gale System: Electronic Gyro Roll & List Control Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Tab-Fin
Captain Paul Rice- M.V. Salesmanship
VESSEL MAKE: LAZZARA VESSEL S
We met Zeyad and Asmaa Metwally of Gyro Gale Stabilizers Inc at the Stuart Florida Boat Show in January of 2016. The stabilizer system they manufacture and install was designed by their father Maged about 40 years ago. We had investigated stabilizers for our 53 ft Defever trawler several years ago and decided they would not be suitable. The Gyro Gale Stabilizer system intrigued us since the internal components of the fins only required 2.5 inches of height. The fins are smaller and multiple fins are placed on both sides of the hull depending on the length of the hull. Our 53 foot Defever will require two fins per side. In addition to reducing rolling this system is designed to reduce pitching and yawing. No other stabilizer system can do this. We talked at length and a few days later Zeyad and Maged came to our boat for further discussion and evaluation. We visited their shop to see the actual components and determined that this system would indeed work on our boat. We committed to purchase this system shortly after. We were already out of the water for bottom paint so the opportunity to install the fins was now. This first task was accomplished in short order. All went smoothly. The internal components were also installed quickly. The gyro (computer chip) was installed once we were back in the water. The real sea trial was our 1500 mile trip from Stuart Florida to East Boothbay Maine in May of 2016. The system performed as advertised. It knocked beam seas down tremendously (99-100%). It took 90% of the pitching motion out of head seas and 90% of the yawing motion out of the following seas. Working with Gyro Gale Stabilizers was great. We dropped into their facility many times and were always welcomed like family.
Al and Susan Harris
VESSEL MAKE: DEFEVER VESSEL SIZE: 53FT
“The Gyro Gale V 5 electronic Gyro Control eliminates substantially all of the roll in most situations. The equipment gives me the ability to make necessary adjustments for all sea conditions while underway from slow cruise (9-11 knots) to fast cruise (22 knots). The ability to control both the roll rate and the response rate allows the Captain to smooth difficult seas. The tab fin gives much greater control than the non-tab. At rest control is unbelievable until you experience it. It completely removes the roll to provide a very enjoyable at anchor environment.”
Gary Miller, Owner // Erie, PA Vessel Make: Lazzara 76-08 Vessel Size: 76ft Top Speed: 25 knots Cruise Speed: 14 knots Gyro-Gale System: Electronic Gyro Roll & List Control Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Tab-Fin
-Gary Miller, Owner // Erie, PA
VESSEL MAKE: LAZZARA 76-08 VESSEL SIZE: 76FT
Having been the Captain of more vessels than I care to remember, this past summer, I made a round trip from Miami to Massachusetts. the vessel was a Hatteras equipped with your Quadra-Fin Stabilizers. To maintain my pre-set schedule, I ran into weather that without the Quadra-Fin system I would have stayed in port. I have operated vessels with other types of stabilizers, two other types to be exact, and yours won, hands down. Where others cut sea-conditions 50%-60%, the Quadra-Fin Stabilizers improved this to 90%. They are far more efficient and I found myself telling other captains about the superiority of your product. I think they are the best. Thanks to your Quadra-Fin Stabilizer, my trip was a very pleasant one, and I thank you.” -
Capt. Hal Aune, // Miami, FL Vessel Make: Hatteras Sport Fishing Vessel Size: Gyro-Gale System: Mechanical Gyro Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Ultra-High-Speed Fin
Capt. Hal Aune, // Miami, FL
VESSEL MAKE: HATTERAS SPORT FISHING
“It was indeed a pleasure sea trialing with you on the “Lucky Seven”, a 50′ Vista Sports Fisherman of our design. The performance of your stabilizing system was impressive, especially at low speeds where one would expect that fins would be ineffective. As you know, I personally clocked the top speed of the vessel with a calibrated radar gun at 28 mph. Altogether, an impressive performance and we look forward to doing more business with you in the future.” -Tom Fexas // Tom Fexas Yacht Design Vessel Make: Vista Sports Fisherman Vessel Size: 50ft Top Speed: 28 knots Cruise Speed: 25 knots Gyro-Gale System: Mechanical Gyro Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Ultra-High-Speed Fins
Tom Fexas // Tom Fexas Yacht Design
VESSEL MAKE: VISTA SPORTS FISHERMAN VESSEL SIZE: 50FT
“When we had the “Lucky 7”, our 50′ Vista Sports Fisherman built, we ordered everything we ever wanted in a boat. An unusual item was your Gyro-Gale Stabilizer System. I have named it our “Sea Calmer.” My wife calls it the “Woman Calmer.” My wife, Alvaretta, and I have been boating for nearly 50 years and we were getting a little tired of being nearly beaten to death on rough seas. Having a Gyro-Gale System was one of the smartest things we ever did to reduce the roll and discomfort of rough seas. Let me give you one example of why we appreciate your system so much. We were cruising Bahama waters with six other boats ranging in size from 38′ to 55′. One day while cruising the coast of the Albacos, we had 25 to 30 knot winds and 8′ to 12′ seas on our starboard beam. Our stabilizers reduced the roll by at least 90% and we tracked real well. By comparison, the other boats rolled violently and tracked poorly. Almost all of the people on the other boats became seasick. In addition, many of the boats suffered overturned tables and chairs, opened drawers, and broken television sets. We had none of that. On top of getting cruise comfort in rough seas, we have not lost any speed at any RPM. Speed trials were run without the stabilizers at various RPM’s up to 2300 and recorded. After the stabilizers were installed, we ran the same speed tests and found practically no change in speed at any setting and with a top speed of 27 knots at 2300 RPM. Thank you for your help in designing this wonderful system for our boat.” -Charles Ruppman // Peoria, Illinois Vessel Make: Vista Sportsfisherman Vessel Size: 50ft Top Speed: 28 knots Cruise Speed: 25 knots Gyro-Gale System: Mechanical Gyro Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Ultra-High-Speed Fins
Charles Ruppman // Peoria, Illinois
VESSEL MAKE: VISTA SPORTSFISHERMAN VESSEL SIZE: 50FT
“I have cruised the ship some 22,000 nautical miles in two voyages. All weather conditions were experienced, including gale force. Performance and reliability has been very good. Mechanically and pneumatically, reliability has been excellent and I must compliment you on the overall excellence of your engineering, and in particular, your sensitive pilot valve.”
Capt. R. Gibbons, Mech. & Elec. Engineer // Master Mariner Vessel Make: Custom Made Vessel Size: 66ft Top Speed: 24 knots Cruise Speed: 12-18 knots Gyro-Gale System: Mechanical Gyro Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Ultra-High-Speed Fins
Donald Schied // Shipshaven Yacht Brokerage
VESSEL MAKE: CUSTOM MADE VESSEL SIZE: 66FT
“As you know we had a Gyro-Gale Stabilizer system installed on our 60ft Hatteras Sport Fisherman. With the installation complete we have had an opportunity to operate in varying sea conditions. In calm waters we found a negligible speed increase of close to two knots (not due to the stabilizers I’m sure, we had a mild case of blisters removed from the bottom near the time that the system was installed). In rough Gulf Stream waters we did find an increase of speed of one to one and one half knots. This can be noted by simply activating the stabilizers. This took place in seas too rough to run at our usual cruising speed of 20kts but at a speed of 16 to 18 knots. We are impressed with this system and would certainly recommend it, at the very least, to any 60″ Hatteras like ours. I am certain that it will perform equally well on any size vessel.” -Jordan Klein, Owner // Summerfield, FL Vessel Make: Hatteras Vessel Size: 60ft Top Speed: 23 knots Cruise Speed: 20 knots Gyro-Gale System: Mechanical Gyro Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Ultra-High-Speed Fins
Jordan Klein, Owner // Summerfield, FL
VESSEL MAKE: HATTERAS VESSEL SIZE: 60FT