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GREG SILLS RIVIERA 57 FLYBRIDGE MOTOR YACHT – SEAKEEPER 9 RETROFIT

October 23, 2020

  Thanks to multiple Riviera owner Greg Sills for sharing with us his thoughts and experience on the purchase, install and performance of a Seakeeper 9 retrofitted into his Riviera 57 Flybridge Motor Yacht “Strikezone”. WHERE DO YOU DO MOST OF YOUR BOATING? Our boat is based at Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays so we […]

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TWIN DISC PACIFIC PARTNER WITH ULTIMATE MARINE POWER TO DRIVE VETH PROPULSION

July 16, 2020

Twin Disc Pacific, the Australian based subsidiary of the global leader in power transmission technology and equipment for marine and land-based applications, announced today that it will commence representation of Veth Propulsion in the Pacific market, a global supplier of main and auxiliary marine propulsion products. The representation of Veth Propulsion establishes Twin Disc Pacific as a leading […]

HARNESSING HORSEPOWER ON SYDNEY HARBOUR – CAPTAIN COOK CRUISES

July 2, 2020

Project Details • Elizabeth Class Passenger Catamarans – Quickshift MGX5114SC ratio 2.04:1 with Twin station EC300 controls • Jillian Class Rocket Passenger Catamarans – Quickshift MGX5095a ratio 1.81:1 with single station EC300 controls • Tubby Class Passenger Catamarans – Quickshift MGX5075IV ratio 1.99 with single station EC300 controls • Maggie Cat Passenger Catamarans – Twin […]

ANGULAR MOMENTUM VS. TORQUE

April 30, 2020

ANGULAR MOMENTUM For gyroscopic stabilizers, angular momentum (measured in Newton-meter-seconds, or N-m-s) is  the equivalent of horsepower for an engine and is the accepted measure of rating gyroscopic output. The angular momentum determines the total amount of torque available over time. Therefore, greater angular momentum indicates greater levels of roll reduction potential for gyroscopic stabilizers. […]

SEAKEEPER 1 THE SMALLEST SEAKEEPER EVER. TO LAUNCH IN AUSTRALIA IN JULY.

March 19, 2020

Seakeeper, the leader in marine stabilization, recently launched its newest, smallest and most radically different model yet, the Seakeeper 1, at the Miami International Boat Show. Pacific Region Distributor Twin Disc Pacific, has announced the new Seakeeper 1 will arrive in Australia in July. The Seakeeper 1 is designed to eliminate up to 95% of boat roll on […]

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TWIN DISC PACIFIC GEARS FOR GROWTH WITH NEW STATE OF THE ART REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS

March 17, 2020

From humble beginnings in Albury back in 1966 through to their most recent regional Brisbane based head office and warehouse facility established in Virginia in 1988, Twin Disc Pacific has relocated to a large state of the art regional headquarters in Eagle Farm in Brisbane. Total land area housing the facility is 6,639m2, with the […]

POSITIONED FOR EASE – ELAINE AND BILL EBSARY – FLEMING 55 “LE BILLET”

October 25, 2019

Project Details Twin Disc MGX5075A Quickshift Transmissions BP300 Bow and Stern Thrusters 2 x EC300 Controls 4 x Express Joystick System (EJS) and Express Positioning System (EPS) stations Complete retrofit to Twin Disc MGX5075A Quickshift Transmissions, BP300 Bow and Stern Thrusters, 2 x EC300 Controls, 4 x Express Joystick System (EJS) and Express Positioning System […]

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NORMAN R WRIGHT & SONS – CUSTOM 60 GAME BOAT “AURA”

October 21, 2019

Project QA – Tony Riek Norman R. Wright & Sons Managing Director Q. Norman R. Wright and sons has a long standing reputation for building high quality custom boats. How many game boats have you built previously? A. “Aura” is a custom built 60, the first we have built to this size but based on a […]

TWIN DISC SUPPORTS MORETON BAY ISLANDS COMMUNITY SERVICE

October 17, 2019

Recently we were asked to undertake transmission repairs for a grand old lady of the sea called Lady Caroline. Lady Caroline operates within the Bay Island Community Service Maritime Division, a free service providing residents of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands and volunteers from the Bay Islands Community Service the opportunity to experience the beautiful […]

TWIN DISC PACIFIC NEW GOLD COAST MARINE BASE NOW OPEN

October 14, 2019

The new Marine Experience Centre, designed by The Urban Group, is located at The Boat Works on the Gold Coast and features 600-square-metres comprising showroom, office, warehouse and workshop space. The new premises is the retail showroom for Twin Disc, Seakeeper and Seatorque, comprising an impressive range of the latest products for visitors to get ‘hands on’ […]

RIVIERA 68 SPORTS MOTOR YACHT ‘LIVING THE LIFE’

May 20, 2019

Sandra and Regan Fleming have owned a number of Riviera Motor Yachts in the past and their latest is a new Riviera 68 Sports Motor Yacht. This model along with the 72 Motor Yacht feature a number of our products as standard. In this article Sandra and Regan outline their experiences with the equipment and […]

PREMIUM PERFECTION IN ONE PACKAGE

April 15, 2019

Nothing but the best specified for the first of the new-generation Whitehaven Harbour Classic 40, including the full complement of Twin Disc and Seakeeper products onboard for the perfect day on the water.   One of the most exciting launches in 2019, the Whitehaven Harbour Classic 40, christened ‘Tonic’, is 40-feet of luxury and comfort. ‘Tonic’ […]

PRODUCTS IN FOCUS – EJS AND EPS

April 15, 2019

In conjunction with the Twin Disc Express Joystick System (EJS), the Twin Disc Express Positioning System (EPS), known as “the hand of God” by many boaties, brings intuitive, fingertip boat control to a new level.   EPS provides simply effortless station keeping. At the touch of a button, adedicated GPS determines your location and heading, then instantly […]

TWIN DISC BREAKS GROUND ON NEW FACILITY

April 9, 2019

  Twin Disc Inc. a global leader in power transmission technology for marine and land-based applications, broke ground Wednesday 12 March on their new operations facility in Lufkin, Texas, which is set to open in early January 2020. The new 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility will focus on producing power take-offs and clutches for heavy duty industrial […]

EXPERIENCE TWIN DISC, SEAKEEPER AND SEATORQUE AT SCIBS 2019

March 4, 2019

  Visitors to the 2019 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show will be able to get hands-on with the suite of products under the Twin Disc Pacific banner, taking to the water aboard the two demo boats running several times a day during the four-day show, 23 to 26 May.   To experience the fingertip control […]

TWIN DISC PACIFIC EXPANDS TO NEW ‘EXPERIENCE CENTRE’

March 4, 2019

  A buoyant local market and high demand for products and services have motivated Twin Disc Pacific to commit considerable investment in the opening of a dedicated Gold Coast facility at The Boat Works, Coomera.   Located at the entrance of the thriving Gold Coast Marine Precinct, the Twin Disc Pacific Seakeeper Experience Centre comprises […]

ADVENTURER ROY WELLS WOULD NOT BE WITHOUT HIS TWIN DISC-SEAKEEPER SETUP

March 4, 2019

    Adventurer, avid climber and angler, Roy Wells is no stranger to the Twin Disc complement of products. In fact, he wouldn’t be without them. An engineer, Roy was totally hands-on when it came to the gear on his new Maritimo M64, named ‘Stephanie’ after his daughter, which he recently cruised from the Gold […]

FERRIES UNDER CONTROL WITH TWIN DISC

December 2, 2018

Twin Disc Pacific is proud to be the choice of Incat Tasmania, a specialist in the construction of highspeed lightweight catamarans, including the latest high-tech craft, the 33-metre Manly fast ferry currently under construction, and the 13th vessel Twin Disc Pacific has been involved with. Building on a relationship that began in 2012, Twin Disc Pacific […]

ZULU VICTORIOUS AT LIZARD ISLAND

November 13, 2018

The 32nd annual Iron Jack Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic, 13 to 20 October, was won by champion game fishing boat, ZULU. Winner of the same tournament in 2015, the year of her launch, ZULU is a 54ft custom-built Assegai, considered one of the most technologically-advanced game boats on the water, fully equipped with Twin Disc […]

SEAKEEPER BRINGS THE MUSCLE TO BIG BOYS TOYS EXPO

November 13, 2018

The Big Boys Toys Expo, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November on the Gold Coast, was the ideal launch pad for the brilliant combo of the head-turning Haines Signature 788 Sport Fish with the awesome Seakeeper 2 anti-roll gyro installed and the latest RAM 1500 Express tailor-made for towing.   Amid the array of bikes, […]

FROM FARM YARD TO GLOBAL POWERHOUSE

November 4, 2018

  John H. Batten was born into the Twin Disc business; the fourth generation in a company founded by his great-grandfather in his hometown of Racine, Wisconsin. At 53, he is at the helm of the global company that designs, manufactures and distributes power transmission equipment for marine and industrial applications. Recently, John visited the […]

HERITAGE GALLERY HONOURS 100TH

August 7, 2018

  Twin Disc, Inc. unveiled the Twin Disc Heritage Gallery on 2 August at the company’s Racine, Wisconsin, USA headquarters, in celebration of its 100th anniversary.   The gallery, which takes up roughly 4,000 square feet of the first floor of the Twin Disc corporate headquarters, provides visitors a chance to see how integral Twin […]

LIVING IS EASY ON NEW GENERATION RIVIERAS

July 31, 2018

The new generation Rivieras offer top-of-the-range luxury with features suited to extended time onboard, bordering on superyacht size, yet nimble enough for two people to manage. All boats comprise Twin Disc Quickshift Marine Transmissions, Twin Disc Electronic Helm Controls and Express Joystick system incorporating Twin Disc Hydraulic Thrusters, plus the complete shaft line from the engines including the SeaTorque Propulsion System.

SEAKEEPER 2 DELIVERS STABILITY FOR SUB-30FT BOATS

July 30, 2018

Due for Australian debut at the 2018 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, the much-anticipated Seakeeper 2 launched at the Miami International Boat Show last month, causing major buzz in boating circles.

SEAKEEPER 2 – THE INSTALLATION

July 30, 2018

We are proud to present the amazing Seakeeper 2 at the 2018 Sydney International Boat Show, 2 to 6 August at Darling Harbour. In this clip, we demonstrate the ease of installation on our exciting new Haines Signature 788 Sport Fisher which we will unveil at SIBS and host demonstrations of the Seakeeper 2. After […]

NEW BOAT, SAME EXCEPTIONAL SEAKEEPER STABILITY

July 25, 2018

Twin Disc Pacific will have two compelling reasons for boaties to get onboard their on-water experiences at this year’s Sydney International Boat Show; Joining the Twin Disc demo boat, the 47-foot flybridge ‘Revolution’, will be a brand-new Haines Signature 788 Sport Fish with a compact Seakeeper 2 anti-roll gyro installed.   Seakeeper is a computer-controlled gyroscope designed […]

SEAKEEPER EXPANDS IN THE WEST

July 19, 2018

Twin Disc Pacific is pleased to welcome Pleisure Marine, Perth to the Seakeeper Service Centre network. Building on his background of technical capability and engineering, Damon Johns established Pleisure Marine in 2010 and now occupies spacious premises in the heart of the marine precinct in O’Connor. Working with him are four technicians, an apprentice and […]

SEAKEEPER TOASTS 10 YEARS STABLE BOATING

July 18, 2018

Celebrating 10 years since they shipped their first Seakeeper, the US-based company, founded by Shep McKenney (above left) and John Adams (above right, with Larry Gies, Madison Industries president and CEO) has a global presence. Today, Seakeeper is majority owned by Madison Industries and helmed by President and CEO, Andrew Semprevivo, with Bob Moser, Vice President […]

TWIN DISC ACQUIRES VETH PROPULSION

July 4, 2018

Twin Disc, Inc, a global leader in power transmission technology and equipment for marine and land-based applications has completed the €52.1 million (approximately US$60.8 million), acquisition of Veth Propulsion Holding, B.V. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (“Veth Propulsion”), a global supplier of main and auxiliary marine propulsion products. The closing price included net cash and working capital adjustments. […]

SEAKEEPER DEMOS ROCK THE BOAT AT SCIBS

June 17, 2018

Twin Disc Pacific welcomed hundreds of boat show visitors to our stand during the four days of the 2018 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, 24 to 27 May on Queensland’s Gold Coast. As well as the miniature boat in a demo tank to explain the gyroscopic movement of the revolutionary Seakeeper, we had the Matilda […]

TWIN DISC CELEBRATES CENTENARY

May 1, 2018

Twin Disc, Inc., a global leader in power transmission technology for marine and land-based applications, will celebrate its 100th anniversary throughout the year, including local, national and international events to commemorate centenary. Twin Disc started in Racine, Wisconsin, in 1918 with the introduction of the twin disc farm tractor clutch, and has grown with America while […]

FROM D-DAY TO THE PRESENT DAY, TWIN DISC IS 100 YEARS STRONG

April 23, 2018

Along with radar, bombsight gyroscopes and Nylon, one piece of crucial technology gave the Allies the edge in WWII and has been credited as the advance that secured victory: the Higgins boat, with Twin Disc marine transmissions.   This ingenious vessel enabled the Allies to launch the surprise attack on Normandy. Twin Disc’s history is interwoven […]

TWIN DISC AND SEAKEEPER ON SHOW AT SCIBS 2018

April 13, 2018

  A custom-built Matilda Bay 32 all the way from WA will share the marina with Twin Disc Pacific’s demo vessel, Revolution, showcasing the Twin Disc, Seakeeper and Seatorque range of products at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, 24 to 27 May on Queensland’s Gold Coast.   Visiting Australia from Twin Disc’s US […]

TWIN DISC THE FIRM CHOICE OF BOATING GREATS

April 13, 2018

  Boating legend, Bill Barry-Cotter has specified Twin Disc on his own Maritimo S70, ‘Moonshadow’, as has his son, Tom Barry-Cotter, offshore superboat champ and motor yacht designer, for the category-breaking new X60, both poised for launch at the 2018 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. The much-anticipated debut of the exceptional X60 will be a […]

TWIN DISC DELIVERS SMOOTHER CRUISING IN THE FLEMING 58

March 18, 2018

For optimal control and manouvrability, the Fleming 58 features Twin Disc Quickshift MGX5114A Marine Transmissions; EC300 Electronic Controls; Express Joystick System; Express Positioning System and SeaTorque Boss Enclosed Shaft System.

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ZULU AND LEVANTE FISHING CHARTERS

September 5, 2017

The combination of the Twin Disc systems and the stability of the Seakeeper stabiliser really go hand in hand when creating the ultimate vessel.

SUNSHINE COAST MAN WINS THE CHANCE TO DIVE WITH THE GREAT WHITE SHARKS

May 31, 2017

Congratulations to Lachlan from the Sunshine Coast for winning our competition at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show. Thanks to Calypso Star Charters – Shark Cage Diving, Lachlan will get the chance of a lifetime to see the Great Whites at the Neptune Islands off Port Lincoln.

SEAKEEPERS A ‘MUST HAVE’ FOR THOSE LOOKING FOR THE IDEAL ON-WATER EXPERIENCE

May 12, 2017

Suitable for recreational boats from 30-foot up to heavy commercial vessels, Seakeeper is a computer controlled gyroscope designed to virtually eliminate boat roll at all speeds, making for a safer, more comfortable ride for owners, guests and crew. As a popular option on the build list of Riviera Motor Yachts, Seakeeper can be found on many boats leaving […]

CALYPSO STAR CHARTERS – SHARK CAGE DIVING

April 13, 2017

Andrew Wright, General Manager at Calypso Star Charters shares his reasons for choosing to install a Seakeeper M26000 on the charter vessel, Calypso Star II, which specialises in offshore Shark cage diving at Port Lincoln, South Australia. Read why he made the change : https://twindisc.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/TwinDisc_Shark_Charters.pdf  

FRANK BAMFORD & HIS MARITIMO M70

April 12, 2017

Satisfied customer, Frank Bamford from South Australia shares with us a little about his boating experiences and what let him to fitting out his brand new Maritimo M70 Flybridge with an extensive Twin Disc transmission and control system along with a Seekeeper Gyro Stabiliser. Click here to read his story:  https://twindisc.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/TwinDisc_Maritimo.pdf

TWIN DISC PACIFIC BRINGS “THE BOSS”

March 24, 2017

Twin Disc Pacific has been appointed the Exclusive Distributor for the innovative Seatorque Marine Propulsion Systems in the Pacific region.   In the spotlight, the Seatorque Boss Enclosed Shaft System which offers boat owners a myriad of benefits. The multiple-award winning ‘Boss’, a product based on 14 years R&D, is a totally enclosed, oil-filled, self-contained, […]

TWIN DISC TOPS THE BILL FOR SEASONED BOATIE

February 1, 2017

John Dorrian is an experienced boatie and current owner of a 2006 Salthouse 65 which he uses for cruising and offshore fishing in all conditions. Already familiar with the reliability and quality of the Twin Disc range, having Quickshift® transmission in his boat, John was drawn to the brand when it came time to upgrade […]

TWIN DISC THE CHOICE BY WHITEHAVEN FOR FINGER-TIP CONTROL

February 1, 2017

The sublime custom-designed and built Whitehaven 7500 Sports Yacht, Finito, was designed as its owners’ “forever boat”, brimming with custom-made features and high-tech equipment, including full, state-of-the-art Twin Disc transmission and propulsion control systems. In mid-November, the new flagship of the Whitehaven Motor Yachts range was officially handed over to its ecstatic owners, Ray and […]