“…the astonishment, excitedment and relief that sailors exude when the gyro turns on and the boat settles, is magical.”
– Seakeeper Marine




Stuart, FL

Business Situation

Ocean 5 required an evaluation of the design for installing a gyroscope into a large superyacht.

Technological Situation

Expensive servers and high-tech software was required to analyze complex structural problems with the gyro assembly.


Hand calculations and FEA was used to solve the analysis was required to fully understand what was happening in the system.


Ocean5 received detailed results that enabled the company to make design modifications quickly.


  • Structural Design
  • Design Engineering
  • Advanced Simulation

Using numerical methods to make sailing smooth

Servicing the international marine industry, Ocean5 Naval Architects is a leader in providing technical services. The firm offers its diverse, global clientele with complete naval architectural services. The company draws upon its solid background, technical experience, and innovative thinking to deliver services for a diverse range of custom and production vessels in the private, commercial, and government sectors.

Ocean5 Naval Architects was evaluating the design for installing a gyroscope into a large superyacht. A gyro is used to apply forces to a boat hull so that the boat is very stable while it is at sea. Depending on the sea state, the forces can be very large and the structure accepting these loads must be designed to withstand the forces over the life of the vessel. Ocean5 did not have the inhouse capabilities to perform this analysis and did not want to invest the thousands of dollar and man hours it would take to build a team so Ocean5 turned to Occam Technology Group.

Occam’s computer aided engineering group (CAE) went to work understanding the design, the boundary conditions and the regulations that apply to this type of craft and set about performing hand calculation and Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Design changes were required based on our analysis and Occam was challenged with providing new design options and detail drawings of the final solution.

By using Occam to perform the complex structural analysis, Ocean5 was able to get fast results. Those results enabled the company to make design modifications quickly, and with very little associated cost. Ocean5 was able to confidently start production on the new design, which was a huge win for its bottom line.