VEEM Limited, the Australian manufacturer of the VEEM Gyro stabiliser has announced that it has appointed Halo Ironworks Inc as a new sales partner based in Fort Lauderdale. Mark Tomlinson, Halo’s president, is a well known Fort Lauderdale businessman and has many years of successful experience in the sale and repair of marine propellers in the Fort Lauderdale area.

The new agency provides VEEM Gyro with the support of an 8,000 sq ft facility including a training centre, conference room, storage and workshops. The agreement was formally executed at the Fort Lauderdale Show.

“We are really excited to be able to announce this relationship with a dedicated VEEM Gyro sales agency that shares our commitment to excellent customer support, and is ideally located. We are in ongoing discussions with Halo aimed at also establishing them as an Authorised Service Centre”, said VEEM Gyro product manager Paul Steinmann.

The VEEM Gyro model range includes the VEEM Gyro 120, VEEM Gyro 260 and VEEM Gyro 1000. The name of each model reflects the rated stabilising torque developed (in kNm). The model range has been specifically developed for superyachts from 27m in length upwards to superyachts.

VEEM says that successful sea trials of the VG120 in the waters off Fremantle, Western Australia have now emphatically proven the previously claimed performance of the gyros. Steinmann is keen to revolutionise the stabilisation sector and win much of the market share currently taken by fin stabilisers.