AT THE CYF 2018, CMC MARINE AND SIREHNA PRESENTED THE INNOVATIVE ARGO™ INTEGRATED CONTROL SYSTEM
At the Cannes Yachting Festival 2018, CMC Marine and Sirehna, a subsidiary of the Paris-based Naval Group, announced a new partnership and introduce Argo™, the new integrated control system.
The two Companies are proud to announce the launch to the international yachting market of Argo™, the world’s first new integrated steering and stabilizer fin control system. The Cannes Yacht show also provides an opportunity to announce the new partnership between the Italian-based business CMC Marine and French company Sirehna. The first result of the partnership is the exclusive software Sirehna developed for the new Argo system, that will further improve the efficiency of the new systems and vessel control.
Describing the company’s latest new product, CEO Alessandro Cappiello explained that “Argo™ is an open system consisting of several modules, each one created to offer a certain level of service based on the needs of the shipyard and the owner. We wanted to create a system that can deliver maximum on-board safety, offering better course stability and better steering control, maintaining the yacht in a more vertical position. The main beneficiaries will be displacement boats because Argo™ eliminates once and for all the problem of constant micro course corrections”.
The Argo™ system consists of four different modules: the first is the integrated fin and steering control system for better seaworthiness in following seas by coordinating the movement of the rudder and the fins for better course stability, a smaller wake and reduced consumption even at higher speeds.
The second module adds engine management, making it possible, with the help of the autopilot, to control broaching (the condition in which the boat is sailing at the same speed as the waves, causing uncontrolled acceleration and possible heeling) by automatically changing course or speed, or alternatively raising an alarm signal for the captain.
The third module controls the entire yacht using only a joystick.
The fourth and final module is a dynamic positioning system to maintain a specific position at sea or dedicated area; the yacht is controlled with a joystick that interacts with the engines, the stabilizer fins, the rudders and the thrusters.
Sirehna is a French subsidiary of Naval Group and operates in various fields including hydrodynamics and the control of mobile marine units, the Company is an ideal partner for CMC Marine because of their maritime expertise applied with civil projects. Both companies, in fact, have made a name for themselves through their high-level engineering skills and the quality of their investments in R&D. They also both have extensive experience and know-how in the field of hydrodynamics and ship motion control, as well as the capacity to offer reliable and proven sea keeping solutions.
The new Argo™ system is the most recent result of the investment made by CMC Marine in the development of new electrical actuation systems. The launch of this product continues a strategy of constant innovation and paves the way for the introduction, in the near future, of new developments in the market, which are also the result of the Company’s innovative capability.