Quantum XT™ (extendable) Fin Stabilizer is a semi-retractable boat stabilizer fin system. Quantum’s XT™ fin stabilizer system for ships provides optimal stabilizer performance at Zero Speed™ and underway through fin variations. For Zero Speed™ operations, the foil extends out of the pocket, increasing the effective fin area and improving Zero Speed™ stabilizer performance. For underway operations, the foil remains retracted within a pocket in the XT™ stabilizer fin.
The MAGLift™ Rotor is ideal for Zero Speed™ and underway stabilization. It is based on the “Magnus Effect,” a phenomenon where a rotating cylinder creates lift proportional to the speed and direction of the rotation. The rotors are completely retractable underway and can be pocketed.
The Quantum XT™ (extendable) Fin Stabilizers for NAVY and Coast Guard applications are semi-retractable systems. The XT™ fin stabilizer system provides optimal stabilizer performance for ships at Zero Speed™, loitering and underway through fin variations. For Zero Speed™ operations, the foil extends out of the pocket, increasing the effective fin area by 30%, while generating 100% more lift force and greatly improving Zero Speed™ performance. For underway operations, the foil remains retracted to minimize the drag while still stabilizing the vessel.
This system works underway as well as at anchor. Underway, fin movements are smaller as the fins generate lift by moving through the water. Stability underway is excellent. There is always a drag penalty when generating lift, but our fins are designed to minimize drag while maximizing lift. Efficient stabilization creates a comfortable ride which enhances crew endurance and safety.