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Top 10 Upgrades for Yachts Using Linear Actuators

Written by Jayvee Fernandez

And now for some surface interval time — with yachts! Here are 10 upgrades for yachts using linear actuators.

Actuators are devices that are capable of producing short stroke directional and or unidirectional motion without any linkage. Linear actuators produce motion through a buildup of magnetic field created by magnetism which enables motion. In yachts, linear actuators provide a wide range of indoor and outdoor use in anything that may require an extension and retraction with less maintenance costs. Linear actuators find use in yachts in the following ways which include:

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Radar arches
Through a short stroke produced, linear actuator helps in collapsing and raising arches. Here the actuator is in-built making it easy to work with less supervision.

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Raising and lowering of bath platform
Actuators are very reliable in extreme conditions with corrosive environments with less maintenance. They help in easily lowering and lifting of bating platforms on sailing boats which gives safe and direct access to water.

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Lifting TV stands
Through programing and remote control, the short stroke produced by linear actuator lifts TV stands that provide comfort to sailors and help save space on yachts.

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Ventilation
Linear actuators provide a highly effective and reliable option for manual and automatic window opening and closing. It gives access to places which are not easily reachable such as casement windows.

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Boats hatches
With actuators fitted, easy access to storage places such as engine compartments is made possible. They also enhance more storage space with less maintenance and easy accessibility.

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Height adjustable tables
In restaurants and bedrooms on yachts, linear actuators enable height adjustments on working and dining tables with creates comfort to travellers.

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Opening and closing of doors
Automatic opening and closing of different doors on boats is possible by use of linear actuators that are fitted on door.

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Captain’s chair
The chair in the cabin needs to be adjustable to suit different heights. With actuators fitted in them, the captain’s chair is easily adjustable.

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Box spring beds
With memory functions, actuators enable emergency lowering and high force on beds to provide comfort on the boats.

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Ignition
Boat linear actuators also help in provision of corrosive free parts which are fully submersible. This provides easy maintenance hence efficiency and cost effectiveness. They also control opening and closing of valves.

About the author

Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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