Technology

Technology

Smartune is an innovative solution for accurate, live measurement of forestay load.

Simple for crews to retro-fit at the dock, Smartune makes repeatable headsail shape control available for yachts of all sizes, at all levels. With precision-designed, highly-accurate wireless technology, Smartune truly is a plug-in performance upgrade for your boat.

PLUG & PLAY INSTALLATION


Smartune fittings are a simple, screw-in replacement for existing turn screws. Wireless connectivity means no need for drilling holes to run cables from the sensor, and the receiver plugs directly into your existing instrument package.

WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY


Live forestay load data is sent wirelessly to your on-board instrumentation, or direct to your smartphone, for the ultimate in convenience.

DESIGNED FOR THE ELEMENTS


Smartune Sensors are rated to IP67, meaning no dust ingress, and no water ingress when immersed between 15 centimetres and 1 meter in depth. The precision machined plastic bodies are designed and built to withstand the rigours of the foredeck.

HIGH ACCURACY LOAD SENSOR


Precision engineered for accuracy, Smartune directly measures the actual forestay load – no more worries about alignment errors.

FACTORY CALIBRATED


Smartune fittings go through a rigorous calibration procedure before being shipped, saving you from time-consuming calibration and providing accuracy “out of the box”.

TESTED TO DESTRUCTION

PRECISION DESIGN


Smartune fittings are created with the latest FEA computer design tools and built with state-of-the-art 3D manufacturing processes.

“With Smartune, we know we are sailing with our best settings, taking away the guesswork”
Nigel Biggs, Owner, Checkmate XVIII

New Office

New Office Cyclops Marine completed the exciting move to larger premises in Farnbourgh, located amongst technical firms such as Airbus & QinetiQ. We will greatly benefit from local Aerospace and Specialist Automotive resources and the proximity to our product assembly partners and testing in the Solent.    We are now situated in:Cyclops MarineA2 G005Cody Technology…

Smartune featured in Seahorse Magazine

Smartune featured in Seahorse Magazine Smartune is featured in the November 2019 edition of Seahorse Magazine. The article can be found on page 82, or here. ‘Bolt On Speed’ is all about our flagship product, Smartune Uno, which brings grand prix technology to yachts of all sizes, enabling accurate forestay tension measurement.

Why forestay SAG is a critical factor in upwind speed

Why forestay SAG is a critical factor in upwind speed Getting the optimum speed and performance from your yacht, especially upwind, comes down to a combination of many factors.  One of the most important variables is forestay ‘sag’, but why is this so critical? Eddie Warden-Owen, RORC CEO, former sailmaker and America’s Cup coach explains:…